Statewide curfew guidelines will relax as hospitalizations drop

OHIO-Gov. Mike DeWine has announced that statewide hospitalizations are beginning to decline. As a result, Gov. Mike DeWine said that he will reevaluate the statewide curfew that has currently been in place since before the holiday season began.

This news comes after six days straight that the active hospitalizations are below 3,500 due to COVID-19. He also stated that if this trend continues for one more day, curfew guidelines will ease. The change will be instead of 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. This will be the case for the next two weeks, at the very least.

The curfew will be moved back to 12 a.m. to 5 a.m. for two weeks if hospitalizations across the state drop to below 3,000 for 7 days in a row. If the curfew drops to below 2,500 hospitalizations for 7 consecutive days, the curfew will be lifter completely.

Currently, Ohio Hospital Association reported 2,964 active COVID-19 hospitalizations statewide.

The current curfew does not apply to those who have an emergency, going to and from work, and those who need medical care. It is also not in place to prevent people from getting groceries or getting a meal.

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