Governor Mike DeWine today announced a "Stay At Home" order for the entire state of Ohio, effective 11:59pm Monday through at least April 6. "There is nothing in this order that we haven't already been talking about. There is nothing in this that I haven't been asking you to do for the last few weeks," DeWine said in his daily press briefing.
The order, signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, does permit exceptions for staying at home. Ohioans will be allowed to leave their home for health and safety reasons, to obtain necessary supplies and services (carryout dining, grocery stores, pharmacies), and for limited outdoor activities such as walking dogs. Governor DeWine also said, "You can leave home to take care of others. You can take care of your neighbor, your family, your friend."
Dr. Acton estimates at least 60% of Ohio's population will eventually contract Coronavirus.
DeWine also announced daycares would be limited to 6 children per room and other precautions to be implemented in order to stay open.