The Buckeye Institute: Criteria For Transitioning Ohioans Back to Work Should Be Public and Transparent

Apr 16, 2020

Columbus, OH – On Thursday morning, Robert Alt, president and chief executive officer of The Buckeye Institute, issued the following statement calling on Ohio policymakers to outline the specific metrics, benchmarks, and criteria they are using to determine when and how Ohioans can safely return to work.

“Ohio’s policymakers need to publicly release the specific criteria they are using to determine when it will be safe enough for people to go back to work. Ohio’s leaders should also make supporting data available on the state’s COVID-19 dashboard.

“Ohio’s businesses deserve advanced notice in order to complete the reopening process safely, and workers and customers need to have confidence that they can return to their previous routines. By sharing the criteria and data used to make these important determinations, policymakers will significantly increase trust and understanding, which will lead in turn to greater public confidence in the reopening process.”

The Buckeye Institute’s recommendations for Ohio in response to the crisis are available here: Policy Solutions for the Pandemic: How to Fight the Impact of Coronavirus.

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