Last updated July 8, 2020
Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has signed a number of state orders allowing certain businesses to gradually reopen as long as safety standards are met. The orders include detailed business reopening requirements. Please review the full text of the orders (below) as well as sector-specific operating requirements as you consider when and how to safely reopen your business and operations.
- Stay Safe Ohio order (05/01/2020)
- Director’s Order that Reopens Personal Services (05/14/2020)
- Director’s Dine Safe Ohio Order (05/14/2020)
- Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing (05/29/2020)
- Director’s Second Order to Extend the Expiration Date of Various Orders (07/06/2020)
For more details and up-to-date changes, please visit the State of Ohio’s Responsible Restart webpage.
Sector Specific Operating Requirements
The State of Ohio is slowly reopening businesses sector by sector. All businesses that reopen are subject to continued safety restrictions. Governor DeWine has also encouraged those businesses with the ability to allow employees to work from home to continue to do so as much as possible.
See the detailed sector-specific operating requirements from the State of Ohio.
Protocols for ALL Businesses to Responsibly Reopen
To protect the health of employees and customers and to control the spread of the virus, the Governor announced these protocols that ALL businesses must implement upon reopening.
Continued Business Closures
Certain businesses and organizations are to remain closed until further notice from the State of Ohio. For a full list of businesses that are NOT included in these first phases of reopening, see the detailed list of Continued Business Closures.