- Retail businesses should determine number of people inside at a time
- Those coming into Ohio state to self-quarantined for 14 days
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has extended the stay-at-home order in the state from April 6 to 11:59pm on May 1st, 2020.
“We are going to continue to see the numbers go up no matter what we do, but we can do all we can to keep the numbers down. Today I have asked Dr. Acton to extend the Department of Health’s Stay at Home Order to 11:59pm on May 1st. This is extension is necessary,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
“If we are able to let up, we certainly can do that. The order is very similar to the previous order, but there are a few changes. The changes have come about because of what we’ve heard from the public.”
He added that, “the new order goes into effect when the previous order expires.”
“The action we’re taking today is action that I know will save lives. We look forward to the day we can be back open and enjoy our lives and go see our friends and families again.”
“The new order requires retail businesses to establish the number of people who should be in the business at one time. We’re not telling them the number because businesses are all different. But businesses must determine their number and post it.”
According to him, “We want people to be able to buy groceries, etc. but we also need for them to be safe. These businesses must ensure that people waiting to enter the stores must maintain safe social distancing. These businesses must ensure that people waiting to enter the stores must maintain safe social distancing.”
On people Traveling to Ohio, Governor DeWine said, “we ask those coming into our state to self-quarantined for 14 days. There are exemptions for those who work over state lines, but this is for those who have been out of state for some time.”