Governor Mike DeWine announced a new list of business openings to come. The current timeline for the phased reopening of Ohio is as follows:

  • 5/15: Barbershops, salons, nail salons, tattoo parlors, and other personal care services (protocols are available here and for licensed massage therapy, cosmetic therapy, and acupuncture here)
  • 5/15: Restaurant patio dining (protocols are available here)
  • 5/21: Restaurant inside dining (protocols are available here)
  • 5/21: Campgrounds (protocols are available here)
  • 5/22: Horse racing
  • 5/26: Pools (available here)
  • 5/26: Gyms and health clubs (available here)
  • 5/31: Daycare centers (with reduced child to staff ratios; protocols are available here)
  • 5/31: Day camps (available here)

The State created an editable download for businesses to use as a sign alerting customers and visitors not to enter if they have symptoms of coronavirus/COVID-19, available here.

Impact on Paid FMLA under the FFCRA:

The reopening of daycare centers and day camps on Monday, June 1 means that any employee who had utilized paid FMLA under the FFCRA for a school closure or daycare closure will no longer be able to take that leave once their daycare, day camp, or normal childcare facility re-opens. Some employees may continue to have “unavailable” childcare, as some parents may be left out due to reduced staffing to child ratios and limited capacity requirements.

What remains closed:

The following types of businesses remain closed: contact sports leagues, casinos, racinos, water parks, amusement parks, indoor recreation centers, theaters, zoos, museums, spectator sports, residential camps, schools, and like businesses