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Introduction

Here you will find sector-specific operating recommendations for conducting business, education, entertainment, and other activities to protect Ohioans against COVID-19 as part of Responsible RestartOhio.

Please note that most orders related to COVID-19 prevention have been rescinded, and many guidance documents have been archived.

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

Orders that remain in effect can be found on the Public Health Orders page.

Statewide Universal Recommendations

Responsible RestartOhio: Social Distancing, Masking, and Congregating – June 8, 2021

Current Guidance

Adult Day Support and Vocational Habilitation Services (DODD)

Child Care Centers, Family Child Care Homes, and In-Home Aides (ODJFS)

Day Camps (ODJFS)

Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals With Intellectual Disabilities (DODD)


K-12 Schools Guidance – New version pending.


Residential Camps – July 16, 2021

Archived Guidance

Adult Day Services Centers – May 5, 2021                      

Assisted Living Facilities – May 5, 2021

Camping and Campgrounds – May 25, 2021

Consumer, Retail, Services & Entertainment – May 14, 2021 (Download Spanish – April 28, 2021)

County and Independent Fairs – June 10, 2021

General Office Environments – May 24, 2021 (Download Spanish – April 28, 2021)

Gyms, Dance Instruction Studios, and Other Personal Fitness Venues – June 3, 2021

Hair Salons, Day Spas, Nail Salons, Barbershops, Tanning Facilities, Tattoo Services, Massage Therapy, Acupuncture Therapy, Cosmetic Therapy, and Body Piercings – June 3, 2021 (Download Spanish – April 29, 2021)


Healthcare & Hospitals:


Higher Education:


Local Pools, Public Pools, and Aquatic Centers – June 4, 2021

Manufacturing, Distribution & Construction – June 4, 2021 (Download Spanish – April 28, 2021)

Nursing Home Facilities – May 5, 2021

Nursing Home Visitation Guidance – March 2021

Performing Arts Activities and Venues – May 25, 2021

Religious Services – May 24, 2021 (Download Spanish – Sept. 28, 2020)

Restaurants, Bars, and Banquet & Catering Facilities/Services – May 25, 2021 (Download Spanish – April 22, 2021)


K-12 Schools:

This evaluation explored whether a child in a school classroom in close contact with another child with COVID-19, while both children were properly wearing masks, should be required to stay at home to quarantine.  Jan. 29, 2021.


Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Cosmetic Therapy, Sectors Licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio – Sept. 11, 2020 (Download Spanish – Sept. 21, 2020)

Senior Centers – May 24, 2021

Sports Venues – May 25, 2021


Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club and Professional Sports – May 25, 2021