Responsible Restart Ohio

Responsible Restart Ohio

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

Where to get PPE?

Regional companies selling PPE

Value Added Business Services


Business Reopening Guides

Additional Resources

Master Checklist for Restart

Employee Check in Spreadsheet

For additional information, visit 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. 

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