COLUMBUS, Ohio — Following three days without the practice, Gov. Mike DeWine will give his latest press briefing Monday regarding his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio.
During his latest remarks on Thursday, the governor announced that restaurants and hair salons would be able to begin reopening on a limited basis starting May 15 (this Friday). Today, he is expected to talk about day cares, most of which have been closed since March in an effort to stop the spread of the virus.
The Ohio Department of Health reports more than 24,000 cases of COVID-19, with more than 1,300 deaths. Those numbers will be updated before DeWine gets to the podium at 2 p.m.
Here are some key dates to remember as the state re-starts its economy:
- May 12: All Ohio retailers are allowed to reopen. Retailers have been allowed to take appointments and provide curbside delivery since May 1.
- May 15: Hair salons, barbershops, day spas and personal services are allowed to reopen. Additionally, bars restaurants will be allowed to host guests for outside dining.
- May 21: Bars and restaurants will be permitted to host guests for indoor dining. Practices will be in place to encourage physical distancing.
DeWine will be joined, as always, but Lt. Gov. Jon Husted and ODH Director Dr. Amy Acton. 3News will air their remarks live both on air and online.