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State of Ohio Orders & Sector Specific Operating Documents

Mass Gatherings Restrictions Covid19 Page 1 F.B Restrictions Covid19 Page 1
Information on Mass Gatherings  Information on Limiting Food & Beverage Sales


State of Ohio Orders Regarding COVID-19

May 29 - Director's Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing 

May 14 - Director's Dine Safe Ohio Order

May 1 - Stay Safe Ohio Order - Reopens Businesses with Exceptions, and Continues a Stay Healthy and Safe at Home Order

April 2 - Amended - All Person Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity

March 22 - Order that All Persons Stay at Home Unless Engaged in Essential Work or Activity

March 17 - Amended Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings and the Closure of Venues in the State of Ohio

March 15 - Order Limiting the Sale of Food and Beverages, Liquor, Beer and Wine to Carry-out and Delivery Only

March 12 - Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio

Sector Specific Operating Requirement Documents

As of June 16 - 


As of May 29 -


Local Face Covering Orders 

The Mayor of the City of Cleveland has signed an Amended Proclamation Of Civil Emergency requiring “mandatory masks for all individuals out in public spaces including businesses, restaurants etc.” The City of Cleveland order also limits capacity “at any bar, restaurant, [or] entertainment venue” to half of normal allowable capacity, and fines businesses that “fail to facilitate social distancing” (see item below). Guests can be fined $25 and employees $50 for non-compliance.
The City of Cincinnati City Council approved a mandatory face coverings ordinance by a vote of 7 to 2. The Cincinnati law requires face coverings “When entering, exiting, or waiting in an indoor line to enter a place of business that is open to the public, and while inside place of business in the areas within the place of business that are accessible to, and are intended for the use of, the public.” Violators could be fined $25.00.
As announced by Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther, the City of Columbus has issued an Executive Order, 2020-08, which requires the wearing of face coverings in public as of July 3, to decrease community spread of COVID-19. The full text of the Executive Order is available here.
The Dayton City Commission approved a new ordinance which will require face coverings in public spaces including businesses as of 8:00am Friday, July 3.
Yellow Springs, Ohio
Nearby Yellow Springs passed a resolution on June 15 requiring mask wearing, physical distancing and frequent hand-washing, but the village is not enforcing violations. The resolution does not have the same impact as a proposed ordinance which the village did not approve. The Council President called the measure a “formal statement about our expectations in the village” that requires “self-compliance.”
Grandview Heights, Ohio
Grandview Heights Mayor Greta Kearns amended an emergency proclamation Friday to require adults to wear face coverings when going inside businesses or other indoor public areas.
Dublin, Ohio
Dublin, Ohio City Manager Dana McDaniel, with the support of Dublin City Council, has issued an Executive Order mandating the wearing of face coverings throughout the City of Dublin which will go into effect Monday, July 6.

Bexley, Ohio

Hilliard, Ohio - Article - Order to Come

Upper Arlington, Ohio

Westerville, Ohio

Whitehall, Ohio

Worthington, Ohio - Article - Order to Come


Additional Documents

Frequently asked questions about the stay at home order - Spanish

The CARES Act - What You Need to Know 
Key provisions that businesses should be aware of within the CARES Act. Provided courtesy of OHLA Allied Member WVC Rubix Cloud.

Masks in the Workplace FAQs