Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine. Photo: Wikipedia

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) announced on Twitter today that the state will prevent hundreds of youth from exiting the foster care system during the coronavirus outbreak.

“These changes will ensure that no child leaves care during this pandemic without a safe place to call home,” the governor tweeted.

DeWine, who has received high marks inside the state and nationally for Ohio’s handling of coronavirus, said that without the new measure, at least 200 youth would have faced an abrupt entry to adulthood at a time when the economy is largely shut down and people have been ordered to shelter in place.