During today’s COVID-19 press conference, Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted made it very clear, ENFORCEMENT of Stay at Home Order is coming and should be expected.  Below is a list of bullet points to prepare as best you can.

  • READ the Order and use your best judgment under the plain reading of the Order. Ohio Stay At Home Order_3_22_2020, OHBA Stay At Home Recap
  • DOCUMENT.  Create a document or have documentation ready on how you deem your work as an essential business and be able to justify operations. See list of exempt trades attached.
  • SAFETY PROTOCOLS.  Have supplies, soap, masks, sanitizer, etc., to show compliance with Section 18 of Stay At Home OrderMUST have safety procedures in place to be able to stay open as an essential business. Job Safety Protocols.
  • Be prepared to stay at home and be told to stop operations if you cannot comply.

DeWine emphasized determinations will be very fact based, must look at facts, not just specific categories.  Read the order, assume business is closed, then look at exemptions and safety requirements required to be satisfied.  The Dept. of Health is in charge of enforcement, not their job to interpret the Order