3/22/20

Ohio Department of Health Director Issues "Stay at Home Order"

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Today, March 22, 2020, Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued a Director’s Stay at Home Order (available here).  The Stay at Home Order requires that all individuals currently living within the State of Ohio are ordered to stay at home or at their place of residence except as allowed in the Stay at Home Order. It goes into effect at 11:59 pm on Monday, March 23, 2020. 

The Stay at Home Order further provides that persons may leave their homes or place of residence only for Essential Activities, Essential Governmental Functions, or to participate in Essential Businesses and Operations or Minimum Basic Operations, all as defined in the Stay at Home Order.  Vorys has been following these developments, including analyzing the various aspects of what constitutes Essential Activities and Essential Business and Operations and we know our clients have many questions regarding the Stay at Home Order.   

Vorys attorneys can assist you in evaluating and addressing those questions.  Please contact your Vorys attorney, Webb Vorys or Sheila Nolan Gartland, or Vorys Advisors, Tom Niehaus, Karen Cincione or Dave Hoeffel. 

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