At his daily COVID-19 briefing Governor Mike DeWine released more details on what he's calling his Responsible Restart Ohio plan. DeWine authorized a return to work for some Ohioans, but delayed reopening retail stores to May 12 saying he wanted to strike a balance between reviving Ohio’s cratered economy while still offering protection to Ohioans.
General offices, distribution centers, manufacturers and construction companies can open a week from today on May 4. Retail stores, consumer and service businesses will be permitted to open on Tuesday May 12. Elective medical procedures and surgeries can proceed on Friday if medically justified and do not require overnight stays.
Dental offices and veterinarian clinics also are allowed to reopen Friday
On the other side of the ledger-The stay-at-open order remains in place, with gatherings of more than 10 people still forbidden. Events that attract crowds, such as sporting events and concerts, remain forbidden.
Wearing a mask in public is not mandatory, but masks are required for all workers and customers at all times in confined spaces, including in stores and workplaces.
Below are links for further details for specific businesses and the video of today's briefing.