State of Ohio Extends Stay-At-Home Order Through May 1

The Ohio Department of Health has extended its March 22, 2020 stay-at-home order through May 1, 2020. The previous order was set to expire on April 6.

The new order (linked here) is similar to the March 22 order, and maintains the closure of non-essential businesses. It also adds a few new wrinkles:
  • It directs retailers that are permitted to stay open to set and enforce a maximum capacity of customers in order to maintain six-foot distancing.
  • It asks anyone traveling into Ohio to quarantine themselves for 14 days, with limited exceptions.
  • It cancels organized youth sporting events and closes public swimming pools and campgrounds.
As in the prior order, businesses that are permitted to remain open must take specified steps to ensure the safety of employees and others who will be on the premises.

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