(12-30-20) According to a tweet sent out by Ohio Governor Mike Dewine during his Wednesday update he announced that the Ohio Department of Health is extending the 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. statewide curfew for another three weeks until January 23, 2021.

As a reminder, the curfew does not apply to those:

going to and from work, who have an emergency or need medical care The curfew is not intended to stop anyone from getting groceries/going to the pharmacy.

Picking up carry-out or a drive-thru meal and ordering for delivery is permitted, but serving food and drink within an establishment must cease at 10:00 p.m.

The Governor stated that the curfew is that health officials don’t know what effect the holidays may have had on hospitals and the health care systems. The extension is based on unknown and possible future issues, not on current numbers.

Mercer County, who had previously been the #1 Ohio county by occurrences, is not listed in the Top 20.