Ohio Stay-At-Home Order Extended Through May 29th


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--The order for Ohioans to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic has been extended through May 29th.

Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signed the order Thursday, which also encourages Ohioans to continue practicing social distancing, and to wear a mask while out in public.

Originally, Governor Mike DeWine made wearing masks a requirement as part of his plan to reopen businesses across Ohio, but he rescinded that to a recommendation after backlash from residents.

Beginning May 4th, manufacturers, distribution centers, and office spaces can reopen across Ohio, with proper social distancing and cleaning protocols in place. Retail centers can begin reopening on May 12th.

There are still no finalized plans that would allows bars and restaurants to reopen their dining rooms.

You can find a full copy of the order here.