Ohio's Stay-At-Home Order Extended to May 1st


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is extending the state's "stay at home" order thorough May 1st.

The original order was set to expire April 6th, but the order signed by Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, puts the new order into effect once the current one expires.

DeWine says the changes are due to feedback from local officials and citizens, regarding social distancing in the need to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

He also did not rule out ending the new order early.

The new order also applies to businesses deemed non-essential. DeWine also asked those coming into Ohio to self-quarantine for 14 days.