The Buckeye state is finally saying to goodbye to emergency that had been in place for over a year since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ohio is ending the State of Emergency that was around since early March of 2020, meaning that after “15 months and nine days,” that order will be lifted on June 18.
Governor Mike DeWine broke the news while discussing the fourth week winners of the state’s Vax-A-Million lottery program. Gov. DeWine also added that the State of Emergency has a “very, very narrow meaning, meaning.”
From WEWS News 5 Cleveland:
The executive order declaring the State of Emergency Declaration issued on March 9, 2020 also directed the Department of Health to create and require diagnostic and treatment guidelines, as well as guidelines for private businesses regarding appropriate work and travel restrictions.
The order itself states that the State of Emergency will “remain in full force and effect until the emergency no longer exists, such time to be determined by the Director of Health and the Executive Director of the Emergency Management Agency in consultation with the Governor, who will coordinate State response efforts and terminate the emergency upon recommendation of appropriate officials of the other responding State departments and agencies.”
One last remaining health order, which involves how visits are set up at nursing home and assisted living facilities, is also set to end on June 18.
What will continue is testing “unvaccinated employees at these facilities” no more than two times per week.
Governor DeWine is quick to remind media and residents that COVID-19 is still around with people continue to die from the virus.
Despite that fact, the amount of hospitalizations and positive cases are down.
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Governor DeWine Address Ohioans, Warns of Shut Down in a Week
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At the end of September, we averaged under 1,000 cases a day.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
Yesterday, we reached the highest number of over 6,500 cases.
Today, we reported our second-highest number of cases at nearly 5,900 cases.
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We are reissuing Ohio’s mask order w/ three new provisions. ⬇ The first violation of this order will bring about a written warning and a second violation will bring about closure of the store for up to 24 hours. pic.twitter.com/mZccGPevXq— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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It is essential that we also remember the existing orders that are already in place to slow the spread of the virus. In April, we issued an order to limit gatherings of more than 10 people. That limit is still in effect and applies to public events and private gatherings.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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To address this, we will be issuing a new order soon to place significant new restrictions on these social activities.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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Specifically, open congregate areas can no longer be open. The order will require everyone to be seated and masked unless they are actively consuming food or drinks and it will prohibit things such as dancing and games.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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If the current trend continues and cases keep increasing, we will be forced to close restaurants, bars, and fitness centers. We will look at this one week from tomorrow.— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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My fellow Ohioans, I know you’re tired and weary. I know you want this to be over. But in words often attributed to Winston Churchill during some of the darkest times in World War II, “When you’re going through hell, keep going!” Tonight, I ask you to keep going. pic.twitter.com/1fr4XTF4DB— Governor Mike DeWine (@GovMikeDeWine) November 11, 2020
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