Governor DeWine Announces Phased-in Reopening of State Economy Starting May 1, 2020
GOLF MANOR (4/28/2020) – Governor Mike DeWine has announced that on May 1, 2020, the state will begin a phased-in reopening of the state economy.
- May 1: All health procedures that do not require an overnight stay in the hospital, veterinary practices, dental practices and doctors’ offices.
- May 4: Manufacturing, distribution and construction
- May 12: Consumer retail and services
Any sectors not listed above will remain closed under the provisions of the statewide stay at home order issued on 03/23/2020 and amended on 04/06/2020. No timeframe for opening additional sectors has been announced at this time. Mandatory guidelines for business reopening (and those that have remained open) have been announced. A full list of sector specific operating requirements, responsible operating protocols and a list of business that will remain closed can be viewed at: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/responsible-restart-ohio/
All other public health orders not explicitly modified on 04/27/2020 remain fully in effect such as the restriction of gatherings more than 10 persons. Members of the public must continue to social distance, limit non-essential travel, stay home if symptomatic and are highly encouraged to wear face coverings when visiting retail locations. Organizations should begin to consider plans, policies and procedures for reopening that encompass the consideration that COVID-19 will continue to be a threat throughout 2020 until the development of a vaccine.
If you jurisdiction, department or organization requires any support from the Hamilton County EOC during operating hours, please contact us at 513-263-8261. If you require support after hours, please contact the Hamilton County Communications Center at 513-825-2280 and ask for the EMA Duty Officer. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.