COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Announces Tiered Reopening Plan
Gatherings will be limited to no more than 10 people
Giving a set of three dates, Governor Mike DeWine announced a gradual two-week roll-out to reopen parts of Ohio amid the COVID-19 pandemic. His announcement included information on manufacturing, distribution and construction companies, offices and retail businesses reopening as long as they follow strict health and social distancing practices.
"One cannot overstate the tragedy of this, so we have to get moving - but at the same time protect Ohioans," DeWine said.
DeWine first announced all health care procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a hospital can move forward on May 1, along with dental and veterinarians. On May 4, manufacturing, distribution and construction will open back up along with general office environments, although DeWine asked companies to continue to have employees work from home if possible. He said retail businesses can reopen May 12 as long as employees are encouraged to wear masks and customers are required to enter. Additionally, the governor said the stay-at-home order will still be in place including gatherings of no more than 10 people.
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