Updated 4-20-21

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Order Extension until either the State of Emergency declared by the Governor no longer exists or individual orders are rescinded or modified.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. Includes access to versions in other languages.

Director's Order Rescinding Various Orders

Formally rescinds various public health orders that are no longer applicable or have been included in other amended orders.

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.

Social Distancing, Facial Covering, and Non-Congregation Order (1st Amended)

This amended order, issued April 8, 2021, combines and streamlines previous public health orders under a single order. Establishes requirements for face coverings throughout Ohio, social distancing, gatherings, facility seating capacities, signage, requirements while consuming food and drink in public, and requirements for reporting confirmed cases.
Reporting Requirements for COVID-19 (2nd Amended)Ohio Revised Code 3701.4 & 3701.23

Establishes reporting requirements for confirmed and probable cases to local health departments within twenty-four (24) hours.
Sector Specific Operating Requirements

Sector specific operating requirements for businesses to open as part of Responsible RestartOhio.

Sector Specific Orders

Community, Business, & Medical

Retail & Business Face Covering Compliance Order

Order that establishes required measures for business face covering compliance for all individuals, signage to be posted, and state enforcement.

Adult Day Support Services & Vocational Habilitation Services Order (Amended)

Order establishing requirements for the operation of adult day support services and vocational habilitation services.

Nursing/Care Facility Order (7th Amended)

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

Testing Residents & Staff at Residential Care Facilities (1st Amended)

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

Residential Care Facilities Order (1st Amended)

Amended order specifying access limits for Residential Care Facilities and similar, and permitted visitation requirements.

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.

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.


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