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Council urges mayor to require that all Cleveland businesses provide hand sanitizer to customers

Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 7:20 AM EST
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Cleveland City Council introduced a resolution on Monday urging officials to require all businesses and gas stations to provide hand sanitizer to help curb the spread of COVID-19.

The proposal, introduced during Monday’s council meeting, urges newly-elected Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb and the city’s COVID-19 Task Force to mandate that all businesses provide hand sanitizer at points of sale and at gas station pumps.

Mayor Bibb joined Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval in a virtual press conference at noon on Tuesday to discuss ways to improve COVID-19 testing and the masking supply in Ohio.

The city of Cleveland’s COVID-19 Task Force was formed by Mayor Bibb “to monitor pandemic trends, encourage residents to get vaccinated, and offer policy advice to help tamp down the spread of illness.”

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Additionally, the resolution asks the city’s task force to monitor businesses and areas where people congregate to ensure proper COVID-19 protocols, such as washing and sanitizing hands, are being followed.

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