Gov. DeWine drops Ohio’s statewide curfew after COVID-19 hospitalization data improves

Gov. DeWine drops Ohio’s statewide curfew after COVID-19 hospitalization data improves
(Source: WXIX)

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Gov. Mike DeWine said on Thursday that the statewide curfew has expired and is no longer in effect.

He made the announcement during Thursday’s COVID-19 briefing.

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The governor previously said that if Ohio met a certain threshold, the overnight curfew, which has been in place since mid-November 2020, could be pushed back to a later start time or even lifted completely.

The curfew was first introduced to limit person-to-person contacts.

Retail stores were ordered to close under the curfew, while restaurants could have remained open after 10 p.m. for delivery and takeout services only. Unnecessary and non-essential travel is prohibited.

Gov. DeWine did not rule out the possibility of re-introducing a curfew if case and hospitalization numbers worsen in Ohio.

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