(5-1-20) Ohio State Representative Susan Manchester posted on Facebook today her desire to help open the state again.

I am very disappointed to see the order extended, largely unchanged. I’m even more disappointed that it was done in the least transparent way possible.

Manchester’s posting comes after Governor DeWine decided early this morning to extend the stay at home order in Ohio until May 29th. The first stay-at-home order from DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton went into effect on March 23rd and was extended through May 1st.


The new order still includes:

  • Schools, daycare, beauty salons, and gyms must remain closed.
  • So must public and private pools, unless they are at a single household.
  • Restaurants and bars are serving carryout and delivery meals only. In-person dining remains prohibited, according to the new order.
  • Gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited.

There continues to be an outcry of small business operators to be allowed to start back working.

Other states with extended stay at home orders, Illinois and Michigan, are seeing state politicians file lawsuits to end those orders. To this point one known lawsuit in Ohio to stop non-essential abortions was given a restraining order and being allowed to continue.