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Read public health and executive orders signed by the Governor and Ohio Department of Health Director in response to COVID-19.

Ohio Department of Health

April 2021

04/09/21 - Director’s Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating


04/05/21 - Director's Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings, and Non-Congregating


04/05/21 - Director's Order Rescinding Various Orders

March 2021

03/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes, with Exceptions


03/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order to Permit Access to Ohio’s Residential Care Facilities, with Exceptions


03/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities


03/23/21 - Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Nursing Homes


03/18/21 - Second Amended Director’s Order on Adult Day Support Services and Vocational Habilitation Services 


03/15/21 - (Rescinded) Addendum to Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports and Extracurricular Activities


03/11/21 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order that Reopens Fairs and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions


03/02/21 - (Rescinded) Addenda to Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports signed 9/25/2020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


03/02/21 - (Rescinded) First Amended Revised Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio, with Exceptions

February 2021

02/12/21 - Director's journal entry in re COVID 19 Volunteer Vaccine Providers


02/11/21 - (Rescinded Addendum to Director’s Third Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-in Service, with Exceptions

January 2021

01/29/21 - Director’s Amended Order on Adult Day Support Services and Vocational Habilitation Services


01/27/21 - Director’s Fourth Amended Order that All Persons Stay at Home During Specified Hours Unless Engaged in Work or Essential Activity


01/22/21 - Director’s Third Amended Order that All Persons Stay at Home During Specified Hours Unless Engaged in Work or Essential Activity


01/07/21 - Sixth Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions

December 2020

12/30/20 - Director’s Second Amended Order that All Persons Stay at Home During Specified Hours Unless Engaged in Work or Essential Activity


12/30/20 - Director’s Third Amended Order for Non-Congregate Sheltering to be utilized throughout Ohio


12/10/20 - Director’s Amended Order that All Persons Stay at Home During Specified Hours Unless Engaged in Work or Essential Activity

November 2020

11/19/20 - Director’s Stay At Home Tonight Order


11/16/20 - Revised Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the State of Ohio, with Exceptions


11/13/20 - Director’s Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio

October 2020

10/20/20 - Second Amended Reporting Requirements for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Under Ohio Revised Code 3701.14 and 3701.23


10/16/20 - Amended Director’s Order on the Opening of Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers


10/09/20 - (Rescinded) Amended Director's Order that Reopens Hair Salons, Day Spas, Nail Salons, Barber Shops, Tattoo Parlors, Body Piercing Locations and Tanning Facilities, with Exceptions


10/08/20 - Fifth Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions


September 2020

09/25/20 - (Rescinded) Director's Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requiremenets for Youth, Collegiate, Amatuer, Club and Professional Sports


09/24/20 - Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID) and to Permit Visitation.


09/23/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Third Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-in Service, with Exceptions


09/04/20 - Director’s Order Requiring Reporting and Notification Regarding COVID-19 Cases in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade Schools


August 2020

08/31/20 - Director’s Second Amended Order for Non-Congregate Sheltering to be utilized throughout Ohio


08/31/20 - Director’s Order on the Opening of Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers


08/28/20 - Director’s First Amended Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports


08/25/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Entertainment Venues


08/21/20 - Director’s Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities


08/19/20 - Director’s Order that Provides Mandatory Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports


08/13/20 - Director’s Order Requiring the Use of Facial Coverings in Child Education Settings


08/01/20 - 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 2020


07/30/20 - Director’s Amended Order Limiting County Fairs to Junior Fair Activities and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions


07/23/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order for Facial Coverings throughout the State of Ohio


07/22/20 - 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


07/17/20 - Addendum to Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory


07/16/20 - 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


07/10/20 - Addendum to Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory


07/08/20 - Director’s Order for Facial Coverings in Butler, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Hamilton, Huron, Montgomery, and Trumbull Counties in Level 3 Public Health Advisory


07/07/20 - Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, and Contact Competition, with Exceptions


07/07/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Second Order to Extend the Expiration Date of Various Orders


07/07/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order Updating and Revising Requirements and Guidance for Youth Day Camps and Residential Camps, with Exceptions


07/02/20 - Fourth Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions


June 2020


06/30/20 - Director’s Order to Extend the Expiration Date of Various Orders


06/30/20 - Director’s Order that Provides Guidance for Contact Sport Practices and Non-Contact Sport Competitions, with Exceptions


06/16/20 - Director’s Order that Reopens County Fairs and Animal Exhibitions, with Exceptions


06/08/20 - Director’s Amended Order that Reopens Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities and Services to Dine-in Service, with Exceptions.  


06/05/20 - Third Amended Director’s Order to Limit Access to Ohio’s Nursing Homes and Similar Facilities, with Exceptions


06/04/20 - Director’s Order that Reopens Youth Day Camps and Residential Camps, with Exceptions


06/02/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order that Amends the Requirements for Non-Essential Surgeries and Procedures

May 2020


05/29/20 - Director’s Order that Reopens Facilities Providing Child Care Services, with Exceptions


05/29/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing


05/29/20 - Director’s Order that Rescinds the Director’s Order that the Sale of Spirituous Liquor be Restricted in Certain Instances in Certain Counties


05/28/20 - Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Nursing Homes


05/22/20 - Third Amended Order the Closure of All K-12 Schools in the State of Ohio


05/22/20 - (Rescinded) 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


05/22/20 - (Rescinded) Order that Reopens Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and Other Personal Fitness Venues, with Exceptions


05/20/20 - Director’s Order that Rescinds and Modifies Portions of the Stay Safe Ohio Order


05/20/20 - (Rescinded) Director’s Order that Reopens Campgrounds, with Exceptions


05/20/20 - Urgent Health Advisory - Ohioans Protecting Ohioans


05/14/20 Director's Order that Reopens Personal Services


05/14/20 Director’s Dine Safe Ohio Order


05/14/20 Director’s Order to Laboratories in Ohio to Report Results of COVID19 TestsDirector’s Order to Laboratories in Ohio to Report Results of COVID19 Tests


05/01/20 Director’s Order that Reopens Businesses, with Exceptions, and Continues a Stay healthy and Safe at Home Order

April 2020

March 2020

Governor DeWine​

August 2020

08/25/20 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


08/10/20 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. 


08/08/20 Executive Order 2020-31D The Partial Recission 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 Administartive Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.


08/08/20 Executive-Order-2020-32D The Emergency Amendment of Rule 122:5-2-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Development Services Agency


08/08/20 Executive Order 2020-33D The Emergency Amendement 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.

July 2020


07/31/20 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


07/16/20 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


07/09/20 Executive Order 2020-28D Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services


07/09/20 Executive Order 2020-27 Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2021 TANF Funds by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services


07/02/20 Executive Order 2020-26D Authorizing One-Hundred (100) Percent Federal Funding for SharedWork Ohio Benefits


May 2020


06/18/20 Executive Order 2020-24D Unemployment Insurance During COVID-19 Pandemic


06/11/20 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. 


05/07/20 Executive Order 2020-19D Implementing Additional Spending Controls to Balance the State Budget


05/07/20 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

April 2020

04/30/20 - Director’s Order that Reopens Businesses, with Exceptions, and Continues a Stay healthy and Safe at Home Order

04/10/20 - Executive Order 2020 13D Directing Expenditure of Fiscal Year 2020 TANF Funds
by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services


04/10/20 Executive Order 2020 12D Emergency Amendment of Rules


04/07/20 Executive Order 2020-10D Liquor Control Commission


04/01/20 Executive Order 2020-08D Commercial Evictions and Foreclosures

March 2020

03/31/20 Public Water Systems Under ORC Chapter 6109 (Ohio EPA)


03/19/20 Executive Order 2020-05D Telehealth


03/17/20 Executive Order 2020-04D Temporary Pandemic Child Care


03/17/20 Executive Order 2020-03D Unemployment


03/14/20 Executive Order 2020-02D​ Emergency Amendment Rule


03/14/20 Executive Order 2020-01D​ Declaring a State of Emergency

Joint Director's Order​s