Gov. Mike DeWine answers a question from Richland Source City Editor Carl Hunnell on Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020 about the possibility of Richland County turning 'purple' this week in the state's Public Health Advisory System. Hunnell asked the governor about what the designation would mean for Richland County residents, schools and businesses. He also asked about whether or not the designation (and its consequences) would be fair to local residents, given the role two local prison outbreaks have played in the county's recent COVID-19 numbers.
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Gov. Mike DeWine said the state plans no "punitive action" against Richland County if it becomes Ohio's first "purple," or level four, county on Thursday under the COVID-19 Public Health Advisory System.