Reopening Ohio - Phase 1

April 28, 2020
Jobs Ohio

The following is from a memo released by JobsOhio


The DeWine/Husted Administration announced Phase 1 plans for reopening the economy. We would like to take a moment to thank the Governor’s Administration for their leadership and collaboration to reopen businesses and ensure everyone has the ability to enact safe business protocols. You can find these protocols here. Below is Phase 1 of the Ohio Reopen plan:


Friday, May 1:


  • All healthcare procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a hospital can move forward. Dentists and veterinarians may also reopen.


Monday, May 4:


  • Manufacturing, distribution and construction will be able to open. However, these businesses will be required to follow strict guidelines on how to reopen.
  • General office environments may reopen, but companies are asked to continue to allow work from home as much as possible.


Tuesday, May 12:


  • Consumer, retail and services will reopen.


Ohio’s stay at home order will remain in place for gatherings of more than 10 people.


This month begins a critical period in Ohio’s recovery. We have a long way to go, but our collective efforts have made this possible. Together, we are moving forward and rebuilding. We are in this together. #InThisTogetherOhio


For other information regarding JobsOhio’s COVID programs, our most recent economic impact memo and information regarding details about reopening the Ohio economy, please visit our Ohio Safe. Ohio Working page.