COVID-19 Update: DeWine Moves Forward on Responsible RestartOhio
May 8, 2020
This week, Governor Mike DeWine announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants, bars, and personal care services. DeWine reminded Ohioans that COVID-19 is still incredibly dangerous and stressed the importance of continuing to exercise safe health habits as different sectors of the economy begin to reopen.
"Reopening Ohio is a risk, but it's also a risk if you don't move forward. We're on a dangerous road that has never been traveled before in Ohio and the danger is that we relax and stop taking precautions," DeWine said. "All of us collectively control this. I ask you to take calculated risks and make good judgments. Continue social distancing, washing your hands, and wearing face coverings. If you aren't concerned with what happens to you, do it for others."
Restaurants and bars in Ohio will be permitted to reopen with outdoor dining on May 15 and dine-in service on May 21. To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Restaurant Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for restaurant and bar owners to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov.
Personal care services, such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and tanning facilities, may reopen on May 15. To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine's Personal Services Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for personal care service providers to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov.