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Public Health Orders

Read public health and executive orders signed by the governor and health director in response to COVID-19.

Governor DeWine​


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


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


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

Ohio Department of Health


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 - Director’s Order that Amends the Requirements for Non-Essential Surgeries and Procedures


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

05/29/20 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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



Joint Director's Order​s