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Road to Re-Opening

Responsible Restart Ohio - Governor Mike DeWine announced the first phase of business openings in the Press Conference on April 27

  • May 1 - Healthcare - all procedures that do not require an overnight stay may proceed.
  • May 1st - Dentist & Veterinarians are permitted to open as usual.
  • May 4th - Manufacturing, Distribution, and Construction set to open as usual
  • May 4th - General Office Operations are permitted to open.
  • May 12th - Consumer Retail and Services to open as usual.
  • May 15th - Restaurants and Bars can open outdoor seating.
  • May 21st - Restaurants and Bars can open for dining
  • May 21st - Ohio campgrounds can reopen
  • May 26th - Fitness centers, gyms can reopen
  • May 31st - Childcare and daycamps can open
  • Maximum of 10 person gatherings to remain in effect.

Personal Protective Equipment & Cleaning Products 

  • Masks (non-medical grade) - Teamwork Ohio - P - 937-703-4499 or E-mail -
    • ​available online - shipping or curbside pickup
    • customizable with bulk order of 20 or more
  • Fairtrade masks (non-medical) - Pachamama Market - Lindsey Woodruff - P - 937-552-9466
  • Hand Sanitizer made locally

US Chamber Path Forward Series 


America is beginning to consider what it will take to restart the economy after a lengthy shutdown. It’s increasingly clear that the most likely approach is a gradual, phased reopening linked to regional conditions. But any effort to bring millions of people back to work comes with lots of big, complicated questions.

Path Forward, a new program from the U.S. Chamber Foundation, is designed to help business and community leaders find the answers they need to develop a responsible reopening strategy.

When will it be safe to reopen? How do we protect employees and customers from the coronavirus? Where will my staff get COVID-19 tests? Masks? Gloves? Who’s going to pay for all this? Each episode features conversations between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Suzanne Clark and experts with practical recommendations for businesses of all sizes.

Path Forward 

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