Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced that the state extended its stay-at-home order until May 1, with some additional details.
The Department of Health reported the number of confirmed cases Thursday was 2,902, up from 2,547 the previous day. The state said there have been 81 deaths, up from 65. Ohio has reported 802 hospitalizations, including 260 ICU admissions.
Health Director Dr. Amy Acton issued a new stay-at-home order effective when the current order ends Monday. It will include some changes, including:
- The creation of a dispute resolution panel to address discrepancies in enforcement between political subdivisions.
- Retail businesses are required to establish a maximum number of people inside at a time.
- People traveling to Ohio will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days, except for those who work in other states or along border areas.
- Wedding receptions must follow social distancing rules.
- Organized sports are prohibited.
- Garden centers are open.
- Fishing is allowed, and state parks will not be closed unless people are not following social distancing rules.
The governor announced the creation of an economic advisory council, to be led by RPM CEO Frank Sullivan, to inform the administration on economic issues.