Republican politicians in the state of Ohio are celebrating the end of COVID-19 restrictions by burning their masks, which seems very appropriate after a year of doing this nonsense.
FREEDOM 😷🔥 pic.twitter.com/EfJlH18BqA
— Josh Mandel (@JoshMandelOhio) June 2, 2021
Josh Mandel, who has bragged about being the first statewide official to support former President Trump, has decided he’s going to make a run for the Senate in 2022.
Mandel was joined in burning his mask by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who also posted up a video burning his mask on Twitter.
In honor of the expiring health orders: pic.twitter.com/BxqkgeH4MA
— Attorney General Dave Yost (@Yost4Ohio) June 2, 2021
The 64-year-old Yost contracted COVID-19 in December, though he did not require hospitalization for the illness.
The videos come as Ohio ended most of its pandemic-related restrictions Wednesday, including the statewide mask mandate for both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.
While the state allows for businesses and schools to set their own rules for masking, most local governments around the state have voted to end their mandates along with the statewide mandate.
“The federal mask mandate for airports, airplanes, trains, buses, and rail systems remain in place through September, while the state will continue to require masking in nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The updated order also kept in place provisions for data collection related to the pandemic, including requirements for long-term care facilities and K-12 schools to notify residents and families of positive COVID-19 cases in their facilities,” the report goes on to say.
This is good news for the folks of Ohio. It looks like things are finally getting back to normal. The same normal that many Democrats around the country have tried to convince us would never return.
And not for a lack of trying on their part. Many liberals seem as if they want these restrictions to be permanently put in place, which is nutty.
Thankfully, the American people are in charge.