DeWine Restart

(4-27-20) Today Ohio Governor Mike DeWine revealed his plan for restarting Ohio. His plan is broken up into several phases and that will include an uptick in COVID 19 testing.

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The plan does not include hair salons, restaurants or gyms, something that most Ohioans were hoping for. Stay at home will remain in place, gatherings or 10 or mor will not be permitted.

The Restart Timeline –

May 1 – Health care procedures that do not require an overnight hospital stay can move forward.
May 4 – Manufacturing, distribution and construction will be opened up.
May 4 – General offices will be able to reopen.
May 12 – Retail businesses, with employees and customers wearing masks.
Businesses that reopen will need to employ safe business practices
Businesses like salons, gyms and restaurants will have to wait to see how the first reopenings go.


  • Ohio’s stay-at-home order limiting travel to essential purposes will still be in place, but modifications will be made to accommodate the changes pertaining to businesses reopening.
  • Order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people will remain in effect.
  • Gov. DeWine said several business sectors will not be allowed to reopen yet:
    • Restaurants (carryout and delivery options will still be allowed)
    • Barbershops and salons
    • Day cares

Tweets from the Governor