Dr. Amy Acton signs 2 new health orders to lift some of COVID-19 restrictions in the state

Dr. Acton signed both orders on Friday.

Dr. Amy Acton signs 2 new health orders to lift some of COVID-19 restrictions in the state
Dr. Amy Acton, Ohio Health Department Director, discusses the decision to issue an order sharply restricting spectators at the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over coronavirus fears, at a joint news conference with Gov. Mike DeWine, on Thursday, March 05, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. Acton and DeWine said the size of the festival and the ability of spectators to move easily from event to event differentiates it from other sporting contests with large crowds, such as college basketball and professional sports games. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins) (Source: Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton signed two new health orders Friday to lift some of the coronavirus restrictions in Ohio.

“The sacrifices and incredible efforts that Ohioans have undertaken, make it possible to begin to lift the mandatory requirements and restrictions that were needed during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic," Dr. Acton said.

One of the orders Dr. Acton signed was an order to update and revise the order for “Business Guidance and Social Distancing.” One of the things she outlines is that business must follow social distancing requirements, and other guidelines for businesses in the state to follow to prevent the spread of coronavirus. She also outlines what activities are prohibited in the state. You can read the full order here.

The other order Dr. Acton signed was to rescind the order she signed on April 13 that the “Sale of Spiritous Liquor be restricted in certain instances in certain counties.” You can read the full order here.

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