COVID-19 Curfew Lifted in Ohio


COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Governor Mike DeWine allowed the state's COVID-19 curfew to expire Thursday.

The state had reported less than 2,500 current hospitalizations for coronavirus for 10 days in a row, as of Thursday. The Governor previously said if the state stayed below that threshold for seven straight days, he would let the curfew expire.

The order expired at Noon on Thursday. It had been scaled back to between 11PM and 5AM nightly for two weeks.

The curfew had been in effect, mainly affecting Ohio's bars and restaurants, since November, to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

DeWine Thursday cautioned that the curfew could be reinstated if the numbers head in the wrong direction again.