Governor DeWine has announced the "Stay Safe Ohio Order." The new order, which incorporates the openings of businesses and services announced as part of the ‘Responsible RestartOhio’ plan, will replace the previous Stay at Home order, which expired Friday, May 1. The new order can be found here.
In sum, it includes an initial rollback of business restrictions beginning Friday, May 1 through Tuesday, May 12, but with social distancing, hygiene and mask requirements for all that resume operations. Some health care services, manufacturing, distribution, construction, general office work, consumer, retail and service business are among those included in the initial reopen plan. Restaurants and bars, barbershops and salons, gyms and day cares are not set to reopen, and the governor has not stated how soon such businesses would be allowed to open, as they need to wait to monitor the effects of initial openings before taking additional steps. The plan includes the following schedule to re-open:
- Friday, May 1: Resumption of elective surgeries that do not require an overnight hospital stay.
- Monday, May 4: Opening of manufacturing, distribution, construction and general office businesses.
- Tuesday, May 12: Opening of consumer, retail and services businesses.
- Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14)
- Congressman Anthony Gonzales (OH-16)
- Congressman Tim Ryan (OH-13), Congresswoman Marcia Fudge (OH-11) and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown are being planned next.