Governor DeWine, Lt Governor Husted and Dr. Amy Acton announced plans to reopen the economy with sector-specific protocols for the safety of all Ohioans, asking that all companies adhere to the guidance for the safety of their associates and visitors to their establishments. Sector specific guidelines can be found here.
May 1 – Healthcare reopening for those non-essential procedures that were slowed down
May 4 – Manufacturing, Distribution, Construction and General Office may reopen
May 12 – Consumer, Retail and Services will open
May 15 – Restaurants can begin serving patrons on outdoor patios and outside dining areas.
May 15 – Some personal service including nail salons, barber and hair salons, day spas and tanning shops, tattoo parlors, and body piercing locations.
May 21 –Restaurants may begin inside meal service, Camping and Campgrounds.
May 26 – BMV, gyms, fitness centers, dance studios, limited non-contact sports.
May 31– Childcare centers and day camps.
*Industries must follow mandatory best practices as outlined for specific industries and can be found here.
View the JobsOhio Responsible Restart Guide Here
Responsible ReStart Ohio Protocols
- Ohio Department of Health ReStart Ohio Protocols
Where to get PPE?
Business Reopening Guides
- Retail: Kroger’s Blueprint for Business
- Manufacturing: Lear’s Safe Work Playbook
For additional information, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616.