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When is each Ohio business allowed to reopen; what remains closed?

Most of Ohio's economy is expected to reopen by the end of May amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted revealed a number of dates in which certain businesses in the state will be allowed to reopen amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

What follows is a running list of when each industry in Ohio has been given permission to reopen with safety precautions in place and a list of businesses still waiting for a date.

Already open

Any businesses deemed "essential," including grocery stores, hardware stores and pharmacies.

May 1

  • Dentists
  • Veterinarians
  • Expanded elective hospital services that don't require an overnight stay

May 4

  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Office buildings

May 12

  • Retail

May 15

  • Outdoor dining at bars and restaurants
  • Personal services, including hair salons, barbershops, day spas, tattoos, nails, piercings and massages

Schedule to reopen

May 21

  • Indoor dining at bars and restaurants
  • Campgrounds

May 22

  • Horseracing (No spectators)

May 26

  • Gyms and fitness centers
  • Pools
  • BMV locations
  • Low contact or no contact sports

May 31

  • Child care centers
  • Day camps

Still awaiting a reopening date

  • Movie theaters
  • Casinos and racinos
  • Zoos and aquariums
  • Amusement parks
  • Water parks
  • Mass gatherings, including sporting events and concerts

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