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Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signs three new orders: Read them here

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Wednesday three new orders have been signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH.

The first order partially rescinds the April 30 Stay Safe Ohio Order.

The second order, titled “Urgent Health Order: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans,” issues a series of health advisories regarding the ongoing ban on gatherings of 10 or more people, in addition to restrictions on bars, restaurants, and other businesses.


A third order, the Camp Safe Ohio Order, specifies how campgrounds in Ohio can reopen.

Partial Rescission of “Stay Safe Ohio” order:

Urgent Health Order: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans

Camp Safe Ohio Order

Last week, Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted laid out the following dates for remaining businesses to re-open in Ohio:


  • Campgrounds can reopen on May 21
  • Horse racing can resume May 22, spectators will be prohibited
  • BMVs will open across the state on May 26; Ohioans are encouraged to use the online resources if at all possible
  • Gyms, fitness centers and pools can reopen on May 26
  • Day camps will be allowed to reopen right along with daycares, on May 31
  • Guidance for the above reopenings will be posted to coronavirus.ohio.gov later today

These reopening dates are in addition to the first phase of reopening Ohio’s economy:

  • May 15 – outdoor dining
  • May 15 – personal services (salons, spas, massage therapy, tattoo and piercing services)
  • May 21 – indoor dining

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