Disease:COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease)
Virus: SARS-CoV-2 (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2)
Ohio Stay at Home Order
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH issued a director's order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning 11:59 pm on Monday March 23, 2020 until 11:59 pm on April 6, 2020.
THIS ORDER PROHIBITS HOLDING GATHERINGS OF ANY SIZE AND CLOSES ALL NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES.
It does not prohibit essential activities like going to a grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for walk. Residents can return from out of state and can leave the state.
The director’s order includes the entire state. Unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, you should stay home. Work from home is permitted and encouraged where possible.
This order is mandatory. To help prevent the further spread of COVID-19 in Ohio and protect our friends, neighbors, and vulnerable populations, please stay home.
Essential businesses will remain open during the Stay at Home order to provide services that are vital to the lives of Ohioans. Those businesses include, but are not limited to, pharmacies, certain government offices, and restaurants providing take-out meals. If you work for an essential business, you should continue to practice social distancing and should stay at home outside of work hours.
If you believe your business is nonessential but are still being asked to show up to work, you may discuss with your employer.