Ohio’s new curfew aimed at slowing spread of COVID-19 officially in effect


*Learn more about the curfew in the video above.*

CLEVELAND (WJW) — This week Governor Mike DeWine announced that a curfew would be implemented in an effort to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

That curfew started today and goes from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. for 21 days.

As part of the order, retailers must close at 10 p.m. Restaurants can stay open for delivery and takeout, and pharmacies and grocery stores can also remain open.

DeWine said the curfew is not intended to stop anyone from going to work or getting medical attention, adding people should use common sense.

“We believe this will help reduce COVID-19 spread. I’m also asking each Ohioan every day to do at least one thing that reduces your contact with others,” he said during a press conference.

Some local counties are also taking action by issuing their own stay-at-home advisories. They include Cuyahoga, Medina and Summit.

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