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Continued Business Closures
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The following businesses and operations remain closed as of May 15, 2020, as part of Ohio’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • K-12 schools.
  • Childcare services (permitted to reopen May 31).
  • Restaurants and bars dine-in service.
    • Carry-out and delivery services are permitted.
    • Outdoor dining is permitted.
    • Dine-in service permitted May 21.
  • 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.
  • Entertainment/recreation/gymnasium sites.
    • Includes, but is not limited to:
      • All places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, such as:
        • Laser tag facilities, roller skating rinks, ice skating rinks, arcades, indoor miniature golf facilities, bowling alleys, 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 May 22.)
        • Auditoriums, stadiums, arenas.
        • Movie theatres, performance theatres, and concert and music halls.
        • 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.
  • Spectator sports, recreational sports tournaments and organized recreational sports leagues. (Non-contact and limited-contact sports leagues are permitted to reopen May 26.)
  • Health clubs, fitness centers, workout facilities, gyms, and yoga studios (permitted to reopen May 26).
  • Swimming pools, whether public or private, except swimming pools for single households. (Public pools and club pools regulated by local health departments are permitted to reopen May 26.)
  • Residential and day camps.
  • Campgrounds, including recreational camps and recreational vehicle (RV) parks (permitted to reopen May 21).
    • Excludes people living in campground RVs with no other viable place of residence.
    • Excludes people living in cabins, mobile homes, or other fixed structures that are meant for single families and where preexisting residential activity already has been established. (E.g., for people who have part-time preestablished residences at campgrounds for the summer months.)

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.

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Protect yourself and others from COVID-19 by taking these precautions.

  • Stay home 
  • Practice Social Distancing
  • Get adequate sleep and eat well-balanced meals
  • Wash hands often with water and soap (20 seconds or longer)
  • Dry hands with a clean towel or air dry your hands
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands or after touching surfaces
  • Clean and disinfect "High-Touch" surfaces often
  • Call before visiting your doctor
  • Practice good hygiene habits 

If you have questions regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19 please call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)


High touch surfaces include counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables. Also, clean any surfaces that may have blood, stool, or body fluids on them. Use a household cleaning spray or wipe according to the label instructions. Labels contain instructions for safe and effective use of the cleaning product including precautions you should take when applying the product, such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.