As of today, Ohio has over 750 deaths and over 16,000 confirmed cases. The stay at home order for Ohio is set to expire May 1st, 2020 and Governor Mike DeWine has outlined a detailed plan for a gradual opening of the state. In his press conference Governor DeWine state, “The Coronavirus is still here and it’s just as dangerous as ever.”
So what does Ohio opening up mean? It’s not a free-for-all and everything will not be open come the beginning of May. All employees in business will be required to wear face make or pee. Businesses that are allowed to open must follow the state guidelines for capacity in buildings (typical 50% of what is normally allowed).
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So where can you go?
Starting May 1st health care will open again in Ohio. Health procedures that do not require overnight stay in hospitals can proceed.
Starting May 4th the following changes will happen in Ohio. Manufacturing, distribution and construction will open, and general office environments will be allowed to reopen but if working from home can happen it is urged.
May 12th consumer retail and services will be allowed to open. Customers and workers will need to wear a face mask or ppe when in these facilities.
Do you still need to social distance, sanitize and wash your hands?
Yes! COVID-19 is still spreading in Ohio. And it’s more crucial than ever to continue to practice social distancing of 6feet or more, sanitizing and washing your hands for at least 30 seconds several times a day.
Do you need to wear a mask or ppe gear?
The CDC recommends that wearing a mask or ppe gear to everyone. Why? It protects you for unknowing spreading the virus and it also protects you from others that may not know they have the virus. It also protects your family, so even though it isn’t mandatory it is strongly advised that you do.
Is there still a stay at home order?
The stay at home rules for Ohio will still remain. Gatherings of 10 people or less will still be enforced.
This first phase of opening Ohio doesn’t include businesses such as gyms, movie theatres, and restaurants. No word as to when those types of businesses will be able to open.
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1. Tiffany HaddishSource:TV One 1 of 44
2. Dwayne "The Rock" JohnsonSource:WENN 2 of 44
3. Kevin HartSource:NBC Universal 3 of 44
4. Usain BoltSource:Getty 4 of 44
5. Peter ThomasSource:Getty 5 of 44
6. Herman CainSource:Getty 6 of 44
7. Doja CatSource:Radio One Digital 7 of 44
8. Keisha Lance BottomsSource:Getty 8 of 44
9. Just Brittany9 of 44
10. Ezekiel ElliottSource:Getty 10 of 44
11. Patrick EwingSource:Getty 11 of 44
12. Annie GlennSource:Getty 12 of 44
13. Roy HornSource:Getty 13 of 44
14. MadonnaSource:Getty 14 of 44
15. Fat TrelSource:The Washington Post / Getty 15 of 44
16. Erica Telfair & Dan TurnerSource:Alex Goodlett / Getty 16 of 44
17. Fred The GodsonSource:Johnny Nunez / Getty 17 of 44
18. Todd McShay18 of 44
19. Von MillerSource:Getty 19 of 44
20. Jacqueline Towns, Mother Of Karl-Anthony TownsSource:Hannah Foslien / Getty 20 of 44
21. Kenneth "Babyface" EdmondsSource:Getty 21 of 44
22. Rudy Gobert22 of 44
23. 'Power' Actress Debbie Mazar23 of 44
24. Tom Hanks24 of 44
25. Rita Wilson25 of 44
26. Donovan Mitchell26 of 44
27. Christian Wood27 of 44
28. Lucian Grange28 of 44
29. Idris Elba29 of 44
30. Kristofer Hivju30 of 44
31. Kevin Durant31 of 44
32. Sean Payton32 of 44
33. Daniel Dae Kim33 of 44
34. Andy Cohen34 of 44
35. Sabrina Dhowre35 of 44
36. Marcus Smart36 of 44
37. Slim Thug37 of 44
38. Prince CharlesSource:WENN 38 of 44
39. Scarface39 of 44
40. Doris Burke40 of 44
41. Michael Yo41 of 44
42. Chris Cuomo42 of 44
43. Brooke BaldwinSource:WENN 43 of 44
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