Ohio Ends COVID-19 Emergency

Gov. Mike DeWine has announced that Ohio will end its COVID-19 emergency declaration today, June 18, as cases and hospitalizations continue to decline.

The OMA’s general counsel, Bricker & Eckler, has prepared this memo to summarize what the end of the emergency means for manufacturers.

In short, while many of the state orders that impacted manufacturers — such as masking requirements — were rescinded earlier this month, today’s move could affect manufacturers in some narrow aspects such as government procurement. (Read the memo for details.)

The firm advises manufacturers to continue to follow best practices where possible — and adhere to relevant CDC and OSHA guidance or other federal protocols as appropriate. 6/18/2021