State of Ohio Updates

Governor's Updates

2020

November


11/30/2020: 5,060 Hospitalizations, New Indoor Air Quality Program 11/24/2020: Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Safely Celebrate the Thanksgiving Holiday 11/23/2020: Record Number of Hospital Admissions 11/19/2020: Health Order Signed Encouraging Ohioans to Stay Home​ 11/19/2020: 21-Day Statewide Curfew 11/17/2020: Health Order to Limit Mass Gatherings Signed 11/13/2020: Health Order Enforcing Mask-Wearing in Retail Locations Signed 11/12/2020: New Zip Code, Flu Dashboards, $30 Million to Assist Ohio Health Departments 11/11/2020: Governor DeWine Calls on Ohioans to Recommit to Safety Practices, Announces New Mask, Social Distancing Orders 11/09/2020: Unprecedented Spike in Hospital Admissions 11/05/2020: Record-Breaking Cases & Hospitalizations, Statewide High Incidence, New ODH Administrative Structure




October


10/29/2020: Record-Breaking Cases, COVID Defense Teams 10/28/2020: Governor DeWine Requests BWC Send $5 Billion Dividend to Ohio Employers 10/27/2020: Updated County Risk Levels, Election Update 10/23/2020: Governor DeWine Announces CARES Act Funding to Support Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Ohioans Impacted by COVID-19 10/22/2020: Take This Seriously and Don't Let Up 10/20/2020: Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings 10/16/2020: Health Order Signed - Amended Director’s Order on the Opening of Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers 10/15/2020: Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases 10/13/2020: Increasing Cases, Childhood Vaccinations, Lab Capacity Dashboard, BinaxNOW Testing Plan 10/8/2020: Updated County Risk Levels, Nursing Homes Visitation Order, Women's Enterprise Certification 10/6/2020: Hospital Admissions, Quarantine Study, PPE Manufacturing 10/1/2020: September Summary, Prevalence Testing, Updated Risk Levels, Worker Upskilling




September


9/29/2020: Wastewater Testing, Ohio Medicaid Overhaul, IMAP 9/24/2020: Higher Education Screening, Indoor Visitation, Sports Order Modification 9/23/2020: Health Order Signed - Director’s Third Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-in Service, with Exceptions 9/17/2020: Updated County Risk Levels, New Data Dashboards, Response Guide for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers, Lost Wages Assistance, and Halloween Guidance 9/15/2020: Nursing Homes Testing Update, Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Inductees, and Ohio To Work Initiative Begins 9/10/2020: Flu Shots, Updated County Risk Levels, Suicide Prevention, New ODH Director 9/8/2020: Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program, Non-Congregate Sheltering Order, Sports Spectator Variance 9/5/2020: Governor DeWine Announces Spectator Variance for Browns and Bengals 9/3/2020: School Reporting Order, Wastewater Monitoring 9/1/2020: Labor Day Precautions, New Traffic Safety Efforts, Broadband Connectivity




August


8/27/2020: K-12 Case Reporting, Sports Order Modification

8/25/2020: Sports Order Variance Process, Entertainment Venue Order 8/25/2020: Executive Order 2020-35D The Rescission of Executive Orders 2020-21D and 2020-31D, Creation of the Temporary Pandemic School-Age Child Care Center License, Emergency Amendment of Rules 5101:2-16-09 and 5101:2-16-10 and Emergency Adoption of Rules 5101:2-12-02.2, 5101:2-12-02.3, 5101:2-13-02.2, 5101:2-14-02.2 and 5101:2-18-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 8/18/2020: Sports Health Order, Georgetown Veterans Home, Ohio Governor's Imagination Library, Women’s Suffrage 8/10/2020: Executive Order 2020-34D The Rescission of Executive Order 2020-22D and Emergency Adoption of Rules 3301-32-06.1 and 3301-37-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State Board of Education and the Ohio Department of Education. 8/8/2020: Executive Order 2020-33D The Emergency Amendment of Rules 5122-21-03, 5122-30-27, 5122-40-07, 5122-40-09, and 5122-40-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. 8/8/2020: Executive-Order-2020-32D The Emergency Amendment of Rule 122:5-2-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Development Services Agency 8/8/2020: Executive Order 2020-31D The Partial Revision of Executive Order 2020-21D and Emergency Adoption of Rules 5101:2-12-02.2, 5101:2-13-02.2, 5101:2-14-02.2, and 5101:2-18-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. 8/4/2020: Masks in Schools, Rapid Testing, Community Spread and Spread from Faith-Based Settings, Dr. Amy Acton​​​​ 8/1/2020: Director's Corrected Third Order to Extend the Expiration date of Second Amended Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, and Contact Competition, with Exceptions




July


7/31/2020: Executive Order 2020-30D The Rescission of Executive Order 2020-10D and Emergency Adoption of Rule 4301:1-1-80 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Liquor Control Commission

7/31/2020: Health Order Signed The Rescission of Executive Order 2020-10D and Emergency Adoption of Rule 4301:1-1-80 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Liquor Control Commission 7/30/2020: Health Order Signed - Director’s Amended Order Limiting County Fairs to Junior Fair Activities and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions 7/30/2020: Liquor Sale and On-Premises Consumption Limits, Mass Gathering Order, Updated Risk Levels 7/28/2020: Child Care Ratios to be Lifted, Additional Restrictions Announced for Local Fairs 7/23/2020: Director’s Order for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio 7/23/2020: Eight Counties Increase to Red Alert Level Three, Importance of Self-Quarantines, Broadband Expansion 7/22/2020: Governor DeWine Issues Statewide Mask Order, Travel Warning 7/16/2020: Executive Order 2020-29D The Emergency Adoption of Rule 5160-1-18 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Emergency Amendment of Rule 5122-29-31 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 7/16/2020: 19 Red Alert Level Three Counties, Executive Order, PPE Manufacturing Grants 7/15/2020: Governor DeWine Implores Ohioans to Unite to Prevent Spread of Covid-19 7/9/2020: Executive Order 2020-28D Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services​ 7/9/2020: Executive Order 2020-27D Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 7/8/2020: Health Order Signed 7/7/2020: COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings to be Required in High-Risk Counties 7/2/2020: COVID-19 Update: School Guidelines, Public Health Advisory System 7/2/2020: Executive Order 2020-26D Authorizing One-Hundred (100) Percent Federal Funding for SharedWork Ohio Benefits




June


6/26/2020: COVID-19 Update: Increase in Positive Cases, 2-1-1

6/23/2020: COVID-19 Update: Public Awareness Campaigns, Fireworks, Criminal Justice Grants 6/18/2020: Executive Order 2020-24D Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic​ 6/18/2020: COVID-19 Update: Case Increases in Children and in Southwest Ohio 6/16/2020: Basic Reproduction Number, Pop-Up Sites, Multi-System Youth Grant 6/11/2020: Executive Order 2020-23D The Emergency Adoption, Amendment and Rescission of Ohio Administrative Code Rules by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, Ohio Department of Aging, and Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services 6/11/2020: COVID-19 Update: Testing Expansion, R0 in Ohio, Place of Worship Best Practices, New Role for Dr. Acton, ODJFS Employment/Training Grant 6/5/2020: COVID-19 Update: Additional Reopening Dates, Order Signed, Ohio National Guard 6/4/2020: Governor Announces Orders To Reopen Certain Facilities 6/2/2020: COVID-19 Update: Disparity, K-12 Reopening, Medical Procedures, Funding Opportunities for Businesses




May


5/30/2020: Governor Announces New Health Order Signed 5/29

5/29/2020: Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed 5/29 5/28/2020: COVID-19 Update: Testing, Assisted Living Visitation, Premium Deferrals, Fairs 5/26/2020: COVID-19 Update: Congregate Care Unified Response Teams 5/22/2020: Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed 5/21/2020: COVID-19 Update: Efforts to Improve Minority Health, New Sector Openings 5/20/2020: Governor Announces New Health Orders Signed 5/19/2020: COVID-19 Update: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory 5/18/2020: COVID-19 Update: Safety Checks, Twin Valley Update, Veterans Home Update 5/14/2020: COVID-19 Update: New Responsible RestartOhio Opening Dates 5/12/2020: Pandemic EBT, Additional Services to Reopen, Staying Connected 5/7/2020: Executive Order 2020-19D Implementing Additional Spending Controls to Balance the State Budget 5/7/2020: Executive Order 2020-18D The Emergency Amendment of Rule 123:1-46-05 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Administrative Services​ 5/7/2020: COVID-19 Update: Reopening of Restaurants, Bars, and Personal Care Services​ 5/5/2020: COVID-19 Update: State Budget Impact 5/4/2020: COVID-19 Update: Testing Priority, Ohio BMVs​




April


4/30/2020: COVID-19 Update: Prison PPE, ODRC Update​

4/29/2020: COVID-19 Update: PPE Delivery, Employee Face Covering Exceptions, Criminal Justice Grants, Class of 2020 Graduation​ 4/28/2020: COVID-19 Update: Face Coverings, Advisory Groups on Restaurants, Barbershops, and Salons 4/27/2020: Governor DeWine Announces Details of Ohio's Responsible RestartOhio Plan 4/23/2020: COVID-19 Update: How Environmental Changes Impact Health Risk 4/22/2020: COVID-19 Update: Elective Surgery Order, Mental Health CareLine 4/21/2020: COVID-19 Update: FDA Reagent Approval, Testing Strike Team, Fair Wavier, JobsOhio Banking Partnership, Dividend Checks 4/17/2020: COVID-19 Update: Recovery Phase, Inmate Testing 4/16/2020: COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Discussed State’s Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed 4/10/2020: Executive Order 2020-13D Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2020 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 4/10/2020: Executive Order 2020-12D Emergency Amendment of Rules 4/7/2020: Executive Order 2020-10D Liquor Control Commission 4/4/2020: Ohioans Encouraged to Wear Cloth Masks in Public; Governor Signs TeleHealth Executive Order; New Wi-Fi Hotspot Locator 4/3/2020: COVID-19 Update: Testing Supplies; PPE Sanitizing; Inmate Release Recommendation; Remote Learning Guide 4/2/2020: Ohio Stay at Home Order Extended Through May 1 4/1/2020: Executive Order 2020-08D Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures




March


3/31/2020: Ohio Takes Inventory of Ventilators; Issues Emergency Connection Order; Extends State Telework Order

3/30/2020: Governor DeWine Extends School Closure Order​ 3/27/2020: DeWine Signs House Bill 197 Ohioan COVID-19 Relief 3/24/2020: Executive Order 2020-07D The Emergency Adoption of Rules by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services 3/22/2020: Executive Order 2020-06D The Emergency Adoption of Rule by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy 3/19/2020: Executive Order 2020-05D Telehealth​ 3/17/2020: Executive Order 2020-04D Establishing a Temporary Pandemic Child Care License 3/17/2020: Director’s Order Amending Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities 3/16/2020: Executive Order 2020-03D Lifting Certain Unemployment Benefit Restrictions During An Emergency 3/14/2020: Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities 3/13/2020: Executive Order 2020-02D The Emergency Amendment of Rules to the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job & Family Services​​ 3/9/2020: Executive Order 2020-01D Declaring a State of Emergency





2021

March


3/25/21 - Regional Mass Vaccination Sites, Vaccine Maintenance Program, BMV Website Redesign 3/23/21- Health Director Signs Amended Orders - Visitation with Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facility Residents 3/22/21 - Nursing Home and Assisted Living Visitation, Vaccination Appointment Booking 3/18/21 - Declining Statewide Case Rate, Indoor Air Quality Assistance Program, Special Election Scheduled 3/14/21 - Health Order Signed Regarding Spring Sports and Extracurricular Activities 3/10/21 - Governor DeWine Announces Cincinnati, Columbus Pop-Up Mass Vaccination Sites 3/08/21 - Vaccination Phase 1D and Phase 2B, Centralized Vaccination Scheduling Tool 3/05/21 - Governor DeWine Announces 15 Regional Mass Vaccination Sites to Open Across Ohio 3/04/21 - Governor DeWine Urges Ohioans to Remain Committed to Safety Practices, Announces Measurement for Lifting Health Orders 3/01/21 - Vaccination Phase 1C & Phase 2




April


4/30/21 - Governor DeWine Dedicates Tree Grove to Survivors, Victims of COVID-19 Pandemic 4/27/21 - Governor Announces Health Orders Removing Restrictions Signed 4/27/21 - Quarantine Health Order, Mass Vaccination Clinic, Economic Update 4/21/21 - Vaccinations & Virus Spread, Unemployment System Enhancements,
Law Enforcement Reform Efforts
4/15/21 - Variant Spread, Vaccination Opportunities, Inclusive Employer Toolkit 4/13/21 - COVID-19 Update: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine 4/13/21 - Ohio Advises Temporary Pause for Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine 4/09/21 - Amended Health Order Signed - Director’s Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating 4/08/21 - Economic Recovery, Unemployment Insurance, Case Increases, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome 4/05/21 - Condensed Health Order, High School Vaccinations, OhioRISE 4/01/21 - Higher Education and Workplace Vaccinations, Increase in Variant Spread





Ohio Department of Health Orders & Updates

2020

August


8/31/2020: Director's Second Amended Order for Non-Congregate Sheltering to be Utilized throughout Ohio 8/31/2020: Director's Order on the Opening of Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers 8/28/2020: Director's First Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club, and Professional Sports 8/25/2020: Director's Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Entertainment Venues 8/25/2020: The Rescission of Executive orders 2020-21D and 202031D, Creation of the Temporary Pandemic School-Age Child Care Center License 8/21/2020: Director’s Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities 8/19/2020: Director's Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports 8/13/2020: Director's Order Requiring the Use of Facial Coverings in Child Education Settings 8/1/2020: Director’s Corrected Third Order to Extend the Expiration date of Second Amended Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, and Contact Competition, with Exceptions




July


7/30/2020: Director’s Amended Order Limiting County Fairs to Junior Fair Activities and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions 7/23/2020: Director's Order for Facial Coverings Throughout the State of Ohio 7/22/2020: Second Director’s Order to Extend the Expiration date of Second Amended Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, and Contact Competition, with Exceptions​ 7/17/2020: Addendum to Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory​ 7/16/2020: Director’s Order to Extend the Expiration date of Second Amended Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, and Contact Competition, with Exceptions 7/10/2020: Addendum to Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory 7/8/2020: Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory 7/7/2020: Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, and Contact Competition, with Exceptions 7/7/2020: Director’s Second Order to Extend the Expiration Date of Various Orders 7/7/2020: Director’s Order Updating and Revising Requirements and Guidance for Youth Day Camps and Residential Camps, with Exceptions 7/2/2020: Fourth Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions




May


5/29/2020: Director’s Order that Reopens Facilities Providing Child Care Services, with Exceptions 5/29/2020: Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing​ 5/29/2020: Director’s Order that Rescinds the Director’s Order that the Sale of Spirituous Liquor be Restricted in Certain Instances in Certain Counties 5/28/2020: Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Nursing Homes 5/22/2020: Third Amended Order the Closure of All K-12 Schools in the State of Ohio 5/22/2020: Guidance for Baseball, Softball, Batting Cages, Golf Courses, Miniature Golf, Local and Public Pools and Aquatic Centers, Tennis Facilities, Skills Training for All Sports, and General Non-Contact Sports including Bowling Alleys, with Exceptions 5/22/2020: Order that Reopens Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and Other Personal Fitness Venues, with Exceptions 5/20/2020: Director’s Order that Rescinds and Modifies Portions of the Stay Safe Ohio Order 5/20/2020: Director’s Order that Reopens Campgrounds, with Exceptions 5/20/2020: Urgent Health Advisory - Ohioans Protecting Ohioans 5/14/2020: Director's Order that Reopens Personal Services 5/14/2020: Director’s Dine Safe Ohio Order 5/1/2020: Director’s Order that Reopens Businesses, with Exceptions, and Continues a Stay healthy and Safe at Home Order




March


3/31/2020: Order to Require an Inventory of All Ventilators in Ohio 3/31/2020: Order for Non-Congregate Sheltering to be Utilized Throughout Ohio 3/30/2020: Amended Order the Closure of All K-12 School in the State of Ohio 3/26/2020: Director’s Order to Close Facilities Providing Older Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers Amended 3/25/2020: Director’s Order To Close Facilities Providing Child Care Services 3/22/2020: Order To Stay At Home 3/22/2020: Stay At Home Order Frequently Asked Questions 3/21/2020: Day Support for Developmentally Disabled to Close; BWC Payments Deferred; Trucking Waiver Issued 3/21/2020: Order to Close Facilities Providing Older Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers 3/21/2020: Order to Close Family Entertainment Businesses and More 3/20/2020: Order to Cease Business Operation at Hair Salons, Day Spas, Nail Salons, Barber Shops, Tattoo Parlors, Body Piercing Locations, Tanning Facilities and Massage Therapy Locations 3/17/2020: Order For Non-essential Surgery 3/17/2020: Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio (Amended) 3/16/2020: Order To Close Polling Locations in Ohio 3/16/2020: Journal Entry on Updated COVID-19 Reporting Requirements 3/15/2020: Order Limit Food, Alcohol Sales to Carry Out and Delivery Only 3/15/2020: Order to Limit Access Jails and Detention Facilities 3/14/2020: Order to Close All K-12 Schools in the State of Ohio 3/14/2020: Order to Require Health Screening for Admission to State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals or to Services Facilities 3/12/2020: Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio





2021

March


3/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes, with Exceptions 3/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Residential Care Facilities, with Exceptions 3/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities 3/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Nursing Homes 3/18/21- Second Amended Director’s Order on Adult Day Support Services and Vocational Habilitation Services 3/15/21 - (Rescinded) Addendum to Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports and Extracurricular Activities 3/11/21 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order that Reopens Fairs and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions 3/02/21 - (Rescinded) Addenda to Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports signed 9/25/2020 and Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Entertainment Venues signed 8/25/2020 3/02/21 - (Rescinded) First Amended Revised Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio, with Exceptions