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Continued Business Closures
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Continued Closures

The following businesses and operations remain closed as of May 26, 2020, as part of Ohio’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19. All open businesses, facilities, and other operations must follow required safety protocols.

  • K-12 schools.
    • (Excludes activities related to non-contact and limited contact sports; skills training for all sports; pools and aquatic centers.)
  • Childcare services (permitted to reopen May 31).
  • Catering and banquet centers (permitted to reopen June 1).
  • Older adult day care services and senior centers.
  • Adult day support or vocational habilitation services in congregate settings.
  • Rooming and boarding houses, and workers’ camps.
  • Certain entertainment/recreation sites.
    • Includes these places of public amusement:
      • Laser tag facilities, roller skating rinks, ice skating rinks, arcades, indoor miniature golf facilities, indoor trampoline parks, indoor water parks, arcades, and adult and child skill or chance game facilities remain closed.
      • Gambling industries. (Horse racing is permitted without spectators.)
      • Auditoriums, stadiums, arenas.
      • Movie theatres, performance theatres, and concert and music halls. (Drive-in theaters are permitted to open.)
      • Public recreation centers and indoor sports facilities.
      • Parades, fairs, festivals, and carnivals.
      • Amusement parks, theme parks, outdoor water parks, children's play centers, playgrounds, and funplexes.
      • Aquariums, zoos, museums, historical sites, and similar institutions.
      • Country clubs and social clubs.
      • Certain spectator sports, recreational sports tournaments, and organized recreational sports leagues. (Skills training for all sports is permitted. Non-contact and limited-contact sports are permitted. Batting cages, bowling alleys, tennis facilities, and golf courses are permitted to open.)
      • Some public and private pools. (Public pools and club pools regulated by local health departments are permitted to open. Use of swimming pools for single households also is permitted.)
      • Residential and day camps. (Day camps are permitted to reopen on May 31.)


For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety related to the coronavirus pandemic, help is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call the COVID-19 CareLine at 1-800-720-9616.