Governor Does Away With "Stay Safe Ohio" Order


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--For months, Ohioans have been directed to stay home and practice social distancing to prevent the spread of coronavirus. on Tuesday, Governor Mike DeWine did away with his "Stay Safe Ohio" order.

In its place is an "Ohioans Protecting Ohioans" initiative, where moves like wearing a mask and social distancing are recommendations, instead of orders.

It still limits mass gatherings to no more than 10 people, urges residents to main six-feet of social distancing, and encourages frequent hand washing.

DeWine says even Ohioans that are not at risk of death from coronavirus are still at risk of developing severe symptoms, which can results in long stays in the hospital.

The governor Tuesday also announced companies that pay into the Bureau of Worker's Compensation program will receive a shipment of face masks.