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July 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 2, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 2, 2020

Governor Announces Public Health Advisory Alert System Governor DeWine announced today that going forward, Ohio will maintain vital, necessary baseline orders to control the spread of COVID-19 while also implementing a new alert system. The Ohio Public Health Advisory System will provide local health departments and community leaders data and information to combat flare-ups as […]

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June 30th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 30, 2020

Statewide COVID-19 Health Orders Extended Short-Term Yesterday during his press conference concerning the ongoing battle against the novel coronavirus, Governor DeWine announced that he is extending existing health orders through this week as his administration finalizes vital plans to help local schools safely reopen, as well as plans to keep Ohioans healthy and safe. Details […]

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June 8th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 8, 2020

Coronavirus Update – June 8, 2020

Governor DeWine’s Reopening of Ohio Businesses Proceeds at an Intermittent Pace Last week, Governor DeWine made numerous announcements about the intermittent reopening of Ohio businesses. He first announced the signing of a Director’s order to permit youth day camps and residential camps that can meet specific criteria to reopen immediately. He also announced the continued […]

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June 1st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 29, 2020

Updated Director’s Order Continues Most Sector-Specific Requirements for Ohio Businesses Today, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton signed a new Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing that becomes effective at 11:59 pm, Friday, May 29, 2020. The new order, which is effective through 11:59 pm on Wednesday, July 1, […]

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May 21st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 21, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 21, 2020

Beginning today, the Thursday, May 14 Director’s Dine Safe Ohio Order permits on-site indoor dining at restaurants and bars as long as the required social distancing and sanitation guidelines are met. Patio service at restaurants and bars was permitted as of Friday, May 15. As a result of reports that a number of businesses failed to adhere to the required social […]

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May 15th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Lawsuits on the Horizon Now that the majority of Ohio’s economy has reopened or is getting ready to reopen, the Council’s attention has turned to another critical concern. While we continue to work with our members on issues relative to the Stay Safe Ohio Order and its enforcement, we cannot ignore what is next […]

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May 8th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 8, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 8, 2020

Last week, Governor DeWine announced the “Stay Safe Ohio Order,” the first phase of reopening Ohio businesses. The order permits: Elective surgeries and medical procedures that don’t require an overnight stay to resume Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 pm; Retail establishments and facilities ordered closed by the original order to utilize curbside pickup, delivery or appointment-only […]

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May 1st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 1, 2020

This morning, the Governor’s office released the new “Director’s Stay Safe Ohio Order,” signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, which became effective at 11:59 pm last night. We owe a debt of gratitude to Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted for their recognition that Ohio needs to get back to the business […]

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April 29th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 29, 2020

After the Governor’s announcement on Monday that both customers and employees would have to wear masks when inside a business, there were a lot of questions and concerns raised by both businesses and consumers. Businesses were concerned about how to police customers not wearing masks as well as employment situations where it is not legal, advisable, […]

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April 29th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 28

Coronavirus Update – April 28

Today, Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted clarified during their afternoon press conference that the wearing of masks or other face-coverings by customers is a “strong recommendation” and not a requirement that must be enforced by businesses. Yesterday, the announcement came across as a requirement instead of a best practice/strong recommendation. This is a welcome […]

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