Coronavirus: Here are the businesses considered essential in DeWine’s new order

OHIO — Under DeWine's new stay-at-home order , essential businesses and operations includes health care and public health operations, human services operations, essential functions and the following:

  • Stores that sell groceries and medicine. Grocery stores, pharmacies, supermarkets, pet supply stores are included.
  • Manufacture, distribution and supply chain. Companies and distributors that produce and supply essential products

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  • Restaurants for consumption off-premises. This includes all carry-out, drive-thru, curbside delivery, or third-party delivery.
  • Essential infrastructure. Including but not limited to: food production, distribution, fulfillment centers, storage facilities, construction, building management, distribution centers
  • Food, beverage, and licensed marijuana production and agriculture.  This includes food and beverage manufacturing, production, and processing businesses. 
  • Government functions. First responders, emergency management, dispatchers, judges, law enforcement, local government essential employees
  • Supplies for business operations. Businesses that sell, manufacture or supply essential businesses with support and materials needed to operate, including printers audio and video electronics, appliances, IT equipment.
  • Organizations that provide charitable and social services. This includes nonprofit organizations that provide food, shelter, and social services, including food banks.
  • Transportation. Airlines, taxis, ride-share apps, and public transportation are all included.
  • Religious entities. This includes religious buildings and services, including weddings and funerals.
  • Funeral services.
  • Media. TV stations, newspapers, radio and other media services are included.
  • Hotels and motels.
  • Gas stations and transportation businesses. Gas stations, auto-repair and other transpiration services are included.
  • Financial and insurance institutions. Banks, insurance companies, and other financial businesses are included in this category.
  • Hardware and supply stores.
  • Critical trades. This includes jobs including but not limited to: plumbers, electricians, cleaning and janitorial staff,  and security staff.  
  • Mail, post, shipping, delivery and pickup services.  Post offices and other businesses that provide shipping and delivery, companies that ship or deliver groceries, delivery
  • Laundry services.
  • Home-based care and services. This includes home-based or adults, seniors, children, and people with disabilities, disorders, or mental illness. 
  • Residential facilities and shelters.