Updated 11-6-20

The Ohio Director of Health's Revised Public Health Orders and all specific sector orders are effective per the ODH Public Health Order Extension until either the State of Emergency declared by the Governor no longer exists or individual orders are rescinded or modified.

Primary Public Health Orders

All Public Health Orders (Website)Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health's COVID-19 public health orders page. Contains all related orders as declared by the Governor or the Director of Health for the state of Ohio.

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

Director of Health recommendation that Ohioans continue to stay home as much as possible; maintains mandates limiting large groups and requiring safe business conditions to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

ODH Public Health Order Extension (Amended)

Extends the expiration date of various orders until the State of Emergency declared by the Governor no longer exists or individual orders are rescinded or modified.

State-wide Ohio Facial Covering Order

Mandates facial coverings for all individuals in the State of Ohio during specific activities with exceptions; outlines social distancing requirements 
Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 (Amended)Ohio Revised Code 3701.4 & 3701.23

Establishes reporting requirements of confirmed and probable cases to local health departments within twenty-four (24) hours.
ODH Revised Public Health OrdersFor Business Guidance & Social Distancing

Establishes business operational and social distancing requirements including sector specific information and checklists; businesses must adhere to the Sector Specific Operating Requirements also found within the Business/Employee Guidance page.

Sector Specific Orders

Community, Business, & Medical

Dine Safe Ohio Order (3rd Amended)

Amended order that sets requirements and permits restaurants, bars, banquet and catering facilities, and other like businesses to reopen for full, dine-in services.

Dine Safe Ohio FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding indoor and outdoor dining and the Dine Safe Ohio Order.

Entertainment Venue Requirements Order

Order permitting entertainment venues to present and host entertainment events in compliance with requirements.

Personnel Services Order (Amended)

Amended order permitting Hair Salons, Day Spas, Nail Salons, Barber Shops, Tattoo Parlors, Body Piercing Locations, and Tanning Facilities to reopen in compliance with requirements.

Gym, Dance, Personal Fitness Order

Order permitting Gyms, Dance Studies, and other personal fitness venues to reopen in compliance with requirements.

Non-Essential Surgeries Order (Amended)

Order amending requirements for non-essential surgeries and permitting medical and dental providers to resume surgeries and procedures that were initially delayed or restricted due to the pandemic.

County Fair & Animal Exhibition Order (Amended)

Amended order limiting county fairs to junior fair activities and animal exhibitions and establishing additional requirements.

Nursing/Care Facility Order (5th Amended)

Amended order specifying access limits for Nursing Homes and similar facilities and permitted visitation requirements.

Testing Residents & Staff at Residential Care Facilities

Order that establishes testing requirements for staff in residential care facilities.

School, Youth, & Athletics

Reporting COVID-19 Cases in K-12 Schools

Order that establishes school requirements for reporting and notification of COVID positive students from parents and reporting of students, coaches, and staff to the local health department.

Facial Coverings in Child Education Settings Order

Order that establishes requirements for facial coverings in child education settings - including within education facilities and transportation. Supersedes any conflicting sections of the state-wide facial covering order.

Child Care Services Order

Order permitting Child Care Service operations to reopen in compliance with requirements and safety standards.

Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club, and Professional Sports Requirements (2nd Amended)

Amended order establishing mandatory requirements to hold or participate in youth, collegiate, amateur, club, and professional sports; includes reporting requirements for all associated officials. 

Contact Sport Practices & Non-Contact Sport Competitions (3rd Amended)

Amended order permitting contact sport (defined within) practices and non-contact sport competitions to reopen in compliance with specific requirements and safety guidelines.

Non-Contact Sports Guidance Order

Order permitting non-contact sport venues and facilities (defined within) to reopen in compliance with specific requirements and safety guidelines.

Youth Day Camps and Residential Camps Order (Amended)

Amended order updating the requirements for youth day camps and residential camps to operate in compliance with specific safety standards.

Camp Safe Order

Order permitting campgrounds, including recreational camps and RV parks, to reopen in compliance with specific requirements and safety guidelines.


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