Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that adult daycare centers and senior centers may open at a reduced capacity beginning on Sept. 21 if the facilities can meet certain safety standards outlined in a forthcoming health order.
“By delaying the opening until September 21, we are providing time for each center to properly prepare based on the order’s guidelines,” DeWine said.
“Each center should consider a variety of factors when determining its ability to reopen, including the case status in the surrounding community,” the governor added.
The Ohio Association of Senior Centers and those representing adult day centers nationally and locally assisted in developing the ResponsibleRestart Ohio plan for adult day care and senior centers.
The full plan and health order will be available at the Ohio Department of Health’s coronavirus website, coronavirus.ohio.gov.