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Here you will find sector-specific operating recommendations for conducting business, education, entertainment, and other activities as part of Responsible RestartOhio.

Please note that most orders related to COVID-19 prevention have been rescinded.

Refer to “Responsible RestartOhio: Social Distancing, Masking, and Congregating” for information on statewide universal recommendations.

As of June 18, 2021, the following orders remain in effect and can be found on the Public Health Orders page.

  • The Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Nursing Homes (May 2021).
  • The Director’s Amended Order for the Testing of the Residents and Staff of all Residential Care Facilities (May 2021).
  • The Director’s Order to Facilities to Notify Residents, Guardians and Sponsor of Positive or Probable Cases of COVID-19 (April 2020).
  • The Director’s Order Requiring Reporting and Notification Regarding COVID-19 Cases in Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade (September 2020).
  • The Order to Require Screening for Admission to State Operated Psychiatric Hospitals or to Department of Youth Services Facilities.
  • The Director’s Order Designating The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center a Public Health Laboratory.
  • The Director of Health’s Order Designating Dayton Children’s Hospital as a Public Health Laboratory.

Statewide Universal Recommendations

Primary Sectors

Coaches and Student Athletes

Find the latest information about sports including guidance for youth, collegiate, amateur, club and professional sports, graphics for use with teams and brief CDC videos about youth sports. 


Watch a series of brief CDC videos with tips about Youth Sports:

Checklists and Infographics

Lindsay’s Law: Protecting Youth Athletes From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Lindsay’s Law (Ohio Revised Code Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59) requires Ohio youth sports coaches to annually complete annual training on sudden cardiac arrest and requires youth athletes and their parents/guardians to review materials about the warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest. It also requires youth athletes at increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest to be cleared by a physician before playing and requires coaches to remove youth who faint from athletic activity. Additional information and materials on complying with the law can be found at the Ohio Department of Health’s Lindsay’s Law webpage.


Associated Guidance

Healthcare & Hospitals

Outdoor Activities

Personal Services


Event Planning


COVID-19 Vaccines


School Reporting Resources

Letter Templates

These Microsoft Word documents will automatically download when you click the links below. 

Guidance and Resources

Ohio Schools COVID-19 Evaluation (OSCE) Summary

Ohio Schools COVID-19 Evaluation (OSCE) Summary - This evaluation explored whether a child in a school classroom in close contact (defined as within 6 feet for 15 minutes) with another child with COVID-19, while both children were properly wearing masks, should be required to stay at home to quarantine. The findings of this evaluation are available to view here. This evaluation was conducted by the Ohio Schools COVID-19 Evaluation Team (OSCE), including the Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center, The Ohio State University, Wright State University, Ohio University, and the Post Acute Rapid Response Team (PARRT, Central Ohio Geriatrics).

Printable Guidelines Posters

Sports and Sports Leagues