“Things will get better, but in all likelihood, things will get worse before they get better,” he said. “This virus is sneaky and cunning and won’t give up. It has a mind of its own.”
As temperatures continue to drop and people spend more time indoors, coronavirus is expected to spread.
DeWine predicted that if 85% of Ohioans wear a mask the state could avoid spikes that could interrupt school and the economy.
While coronavirus will likely be with Ohioans until a virus is created, DeWine said that there are things can do to help control it.
“Here is what we can control -- wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings,” he said. “Where we have had high mask usage, we have significantly reduced cases and spread.”