Health Order Signed Encouraging
Ohioans to Stay Home
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine last week announced that Ohio
Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed a
health order encouraging people to stay at home during
specified hours unless they are working or engaged in an
essential activity. This extends provisions in previous
orders and applies until January 23, 2021, at 12:01 p.m.
Specifications in this order
* Individuals within the
state must stay at a place of residence during the hours of
10:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. except for obtaining necessary
food, medical care, or social services or providing care for
* This order doesnít apply
to those that are homeless. Individuals whose residences are
unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims of domestic
violence, are encouraged to leave their homes and stay at a
safe, alternative location.
* The order does not apply
to religious observances and First Amendment protected
speech including activity by the media.
* The order permits travel
into or out of the state and permits travel required by law
enforcement or court order, including to transport children
according to a custody agreement, or to obtain fuel.
Individuals are permitted to
leave a place of residence during the hours of 10:00 p.m.
and 5:00 a.m. for the following essential activities:
* Engaging in activities
essential to their health and safety or the health and
safety of those in their households or people who are unable
to or should not leave their homes, including pets.
Activities can include but are not limited to seeking
emergency services, obtaining medical supplies or
medication, or visiting a health care professional including
hospitals, emergency departments, urgent care clinics, and
* To obtain necessary
services or supplies for themselves and their family or
members of their household who are unable or should not
leave their home, to deliver those services or supplies to
others. Examples of those include but are not limited to,
obtaining groceries and food. Food and beverages may be
obtained only for consumption off-premises, through such
means as delivery, drive-through, curbside pickup and
* To obtain necessary
* To go to work, including
* To take care of or
transport a family member, friend, or pet in their household
or another household.
* To perform or obtain