Leaving the house under DeWine’s new order; when it’s okay to do so

OHIO — Leaving your home for essential activities is permitted under DeWine’s Ohio Stay Home Order.

>> Here are the businesses considered essential in DeWine's new order

Health and safety is reason to leave one's home.

This includes:

  • Seeking emergency services
  • Getting medical supplies
  • Picking up medication
  • Visiting a health care professional

A person may leave their home for necessary supplies and services. This may include:

  • Groceries and food
  • Household consumer products
  • Supplies to work from home
  • Vehicle parts, repair and maintenance
  • Anything to maintain sanitation, safety and essential home operations

Outdoor activity is permitted as long as social distancing requirements are met. There are no orders against running, walking, hiking, biking or visiting the MetroParks.

Public playgrounds are closed, as they may increase the spread of COVID-19

>> What travel is allowed under the Ohio Stay at Home Order?

Those performing jobs that are essential to the community are permitted to leave the house to do so.

Leaving the house to care for family, friends and pets is permitted.

The order in its entirety can be found here.