Gov. DeWine Issues “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans” Health Advisory

This week the DeWine administration released details of a new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory” which rescinds and modifies the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020.

The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with limited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible.

The new health advisory still prohibits public or private gatherings of 10 or more persons. And it lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio. Unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged.

Under the advisory, businesses, and in particular manufacturers, are still required to follow the operational rules, protocols, and guidelines contained in previous Orders. Therefore, manufacturers should not see many changes in either operational requirements or the enforcement of mandates. Here is a summary of the advisory from OMA general counsel Bricker & Eckler. 5/21/2020