Ohio GOP Welcomes Governor From Super-Spreader State

Did South Dakota Governor Self-Quarantine for 14 Days, as Ohio Department of Health Advises?

WESTERVILLEThe Ohio Republican Party is welcoming Gov. Kristi Noem on a statewide tour, even as South Dakota has a coronavirus positive testing rate of 22.2 percent — which means the Ohio Department of Health recommends travelers from that state self-quarantine for 14 days.

“The Ohio Republican Party bringing the governor of a coronavirus super-spreader state here for several indoor events with unmasked attendees isn’t just irresponsible, it sends the wrong message to Ohioans still reeling economically from Donald Trump’s reckless handling of the pandemic,” said Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper. “The Ohio Department of Health advises visitors from states with high positivity rates — states like South Dakota — to self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in Ohio. So did Gov. Kristi Noem follow the guidance of Mike DeWine’s health department? And does Noem have a response to a new study that finds the Sturgis rally in her state led to more than 250,000 coronavirus cases across the country, at a cost of $12.2 billion?