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October 25th, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 23, 2020

Today Governor DeWine, along with Speaker Bob Cupp, Senate President Larry Obhof and select members of the General Assembly, announced the establishment of the Ohio Small Business Assistance Program. The initiative, which is funded by a portion of CARES Act dollars, will provide grants up to $10,000 to businesses who have been adversely impacted by […]

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September 24th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Governor Announces New Order to Reopen Self-Serve Food Options Yesterday, Governor DeWine issued a press release announcing a change to the “Dine Safe Ohio Order” that permits all retail food establishments regulated by the Department of Agriculture, such as grocery and convenience stores, to reopen self-service food stations.  Later in the day, the Ohio Department […]

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September 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 2, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 2, 2020

Legislature Sends COVID Liability Protection Bill to Governor After several months of legislative inactivity, the Council and our business association colleagues were successful at convincing the Ohio General Assembly to pass legislation to provide protection for businesses against lawsuits alleging exposure to and/or contraction of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. House Bill 606 originally passed the […]

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July 30th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 30, 2020

Governor asks Liquor Control to Pass Emergency Rule Preventing Alcohol Sales at Bars and Restaurants after 10 PM This afternoon, Governor DeWine announced that he has asked the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to implement an emergency rule prohibiting the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption at bars and restaurants beginning at 10:00 pm. The Governor […]

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July 20th, 2020

Eight Counties Upgraded to Red Alert Level 3, One County Downgraded to Level 2

Eight Counties Upgraded to Red Alert Level 3, One County Downgraded to Level 2

Yesterday afternoon, Governor DeWine announced a new public health order adding eight Ohio counties to the list of Red Alert Level 3 counties while downgrading one county, Trumbull, to Level 2, bringing the total of Level 3 counties to 19. One county, Athens, is trending Purple Alert Level 4. Red Alert Level 3 means that there […]

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July 7th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 7, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 7, 2020

Governor Mandates Face Coverings for Level 3-4 Counties, Extends All Other Health Orders During his biweekly press conference, Governor DeWine announced today a new public health order that will become effective tomorrow at 6:00 pm. Individuals age 10 and older in all Alert Level 3-4 Public Emergency-designated counties will be required to wear a face covering […]

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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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