The long way back: Reporter Laura Bischoff explains how Ohio will reopen from coronavirus and how it will not

Monica Nenni holds a tray of rum buckets to-go at West Central Wine Thursday, April 16, 2020 in Middletown. Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday April 7, that restaurants that have a liquor license for on-premises consumption will now be able to sell pre-packaged cocktails to go with a meal. Under the rule, restaurant customers can purchase two prepackaged drinks PER MEAL. “All drinks must be closed and remain closed during transport as per open container law,” DeWine said in a tweet. NICK GRAHAM / STAFF

There are states that are reopening with a bang and then there’s Ohio.

Laura Bischoff, the Dayton Daily News’ award-winning Statehouse reporter, has been to nearly every press conference given by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted concerning the coronavirus pandemic.

In this special episode of the What Had Happened Was podcast, she explains how the governor plans to reopen the state and how he doesn’t, coronavirus testing, why more Ohioans are at high risk than you may think and why she was booed in the press room.

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