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Ahead Of President Trump's Event In Vandalia, Dayton Mayor Whaley Is Concerned Of Potential COVID-19

Matt A.J.
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Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is concerned President Trump’s upcoming visit to Dayton may lead to a spike in COVID cases.

On Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine said his administration would not enforce social distancing, crowd size limitations or the state's mask mandate for Trump’s political rallies in Ohio.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says that could be a problem.

“We have been doing a lot of work around these efforts that do actually curb COVID. So anytime he goes anywhere, it's a concern that there could be a spike in that community.”

Trump will touch down in Toledo and in Dayton on Monday. The president’s campaign says he’ll deliver remarks on "fighting for the American worker.”

Environmental reporter Chris Welter is a corps member with Report for America, a national service program that places journalists into local newsrooms.

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Chris Welter is an Environmental Reporter at WYSO through Report for America. In 2017, he completed the radio training program at WYSO's Eichelberger Center for Community Voices. Prior to joining the team at WYSO, he did boots-on-the-ground conservation work and policy research on land-use issues in southwest Ohio as a Miller Fellow with the Tecumseh Land Trust.