Governor Extends Stay-at-home Order Through May 1
The order goes into effect on April 6, when the previous order was set to expire
Today, Governor Mike DeWine extended the stay-at-home order through May 1 to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). The new order takes effect Monday night and includes a few changes.
“We are going to continue to see the numbers go up no matter what we do," DeWine said. "But we can do all we can to keep the numbers down."
The governor said the order creates a board to help when two local health departments come to a different conclusion on what is an essential business. It also asks retailers to determine how many people can be inside a store at one time to prevent overcrowding.
“These businesses must ensure that people waiting to enter the stores must maintain safe social distancing,” DeWine added.
The official order comes from Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.
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