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DeWine extends Ohio stay-at-home order until May 1 Staff




Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has extended the state’s stay-at-home order until at least May 1, he announced during a press conference Thursday.

The new order also requires retail businesses to establish the number of people who should be in the business at one time.

There is no recommended number from the state as all businesses are all different. But businesses must determine their number and post it.

“We want people to be able to buy groceries, etc. but we also need for them to be safe. These businesses must ensure that people waiting to enter the stores must maintain safe social distancing.

“People Traveling to Ohio: We ask those coming into our state to self-quarantined for 14 days. There are exemptions for those who work over state lines, but this is for those who have been out of state for some time.

“Weddings: The reception MUST follow the same rules — no more than 10 people. Weddings are not exempt from this.

“Campgrounds: We are clarifying the stay at home order to close campgrounds with the exception where a camper or recreational vehicle in a campground serves as somebody’s permanent residence and they are unable to secure safe alternative housing.

“Fishing: Fishing can continue, but people should observe proper social distancing not congregate together.”

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