At his press briefing on Tuesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine introduced the brand new standards for the state to drop its COVID-19 curfew.
Relationship again to November, Ohio has been below a 10 p.m. curfew in an effort to fight the unfold of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
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However with the state’s coronavirus traits having decreased in current weeks, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has introduced new standards for the state to push again and finally take away its curfew.
At his press briefing on Tuesday, Gov. DeWine introduced that Ohio’s curfew can be pushed again to 11 p.m. for 2 weeks if its variety of hospitalizations stays beneath 3,500 for seven consecutive days. DeWine said that the Buckeye State might meet this threshold as quickly as this coming Thursday.
Subsequently, ought to Ohio handle to stay beneath 3,000 hospitalizations for seven straight days, its curfew will then be pushed again to 12 a.m. for a two-week interval. After that, if Ohio can maintain its hospitalizations below 2,500 for seven consecutive days, the curfew can be lifted altogether.
As of Tuesday, Ohio is reporting 2,964 energetic hospitalizations — a lower of 73 energetic hospitalizations from the day prior.
Gov. DeWine first introduced Ohio’s curfew on Nov. 17, 2020 amid hypothesis he may enact a enterprise shutdown just like the one the state skilled within the spring. The curfew requires companies deemed “non-essential” to be closed between 10 p.m.-5 a.m. and for residents, with some exceptions to stay of their houses or place of residence throughout that point interval.
You possibly can watch Gov. DeWine’s full press briefing within the video beneath: