Ohio Gov. DeWine Gives More Businesses Green Light to Reopen

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Several states across America are progressively reopening and re-stimulating their economies.

As the national debate between remaining shuttered and opening up persists, it’s very clear that folks in favor of the latter are ultimately winning. After all, there are enough people in this country who understand the irreparable harm that would come from keeping the United States indefinitely closed for business.


Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that additional businesses in the state will begin to reopen later this month, reports sources. DeWine’s moves to re-engage Ohio’s economy come after state residents protested against lockdowns and resisted a face mask mandate which DeWine later rescinded.

What to Know About New Reopenings in Ohio

According to Gov. DeWine’s announcement, bars, restaurants, barbershops, nail salons, and hair salons in the state can reopen soon. However, their return will come in phases and there are protocols which must be adhered to.

On Friday, May 15, bars and restaurants will be able to reopen and provide outdoor service to customers. Then, on Thursday, May 21, both of these establishments will have the green light to allow customers to dine-in.

Social distancing and sanitation of the premises are required for these businesses to reopen; furthermore, bars and restaurants will need to restrict parties to no more than ten people and supply a list of COVID-19 symptoms in a visible area.

On a similar note, nail salons, hair salons, and barbershops may also reopen on the 15th of this month. These establishments are also obligated to adhere to social distancing, frequent hand-washing, and temperature-checking of employees.

Gov. DeWine praised the measures that he’s laid out for reopening, stating that Ohio can “do two things at once” by renewing the economy and maintaining public health.

Do you agree with the listed criteria to reopen Ohio’s economy in a measured and cautious manner? Sound off in the comments section below!