Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that the state of emergency in Ohio caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will be lifted on Friday, June 18, 2021.
However, Governor Dewine urged those who have not yet received the vaccine to find a clinic near them by visiting gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
On visitation to nursing homes and assisted living facilities, Governor DeWine said beginning Friday, June 18, “the state regulations which describe how visits should occur will be removed. This will allow residents to have more than two visitors, and there is no longer a scheduling requirement.”
Ohio nursing homes are expected to continue to follow federal guidance from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and both nursing homes and assisted living facilities will be expected to follow CDC guidance.
A testing requirement still remains for staff members who are unvaccinated, and they will need to continue to be tested twice per week.