Ohio curfew could move to 11 p.m. if hospitalization trends continue, DeWine says

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COLUMBUS (WJW) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced during a press conference Tuesday that changes could soon be coming to the state’s current curfew order.

DeWine announced that if there are seven straight days of hospitalizations below 3,500, he would move the 10 p.m. curfew to 11 p.m. this Thursday. Then that curfew would stay for at least two weeks. Ohio has gone six days so far below that hospitalization number.

As hospitalization numbers decrease, which DeWine is optimistic they can, the curfew time will continue to change:

However, DeWine said that these changes will remain fluid.

“Keep in mind that hospitalizations are a lagging indicator,” DeWine said. “This means that if these numbers go back up, we would likely need to act quickly to reinstitute the appropriate safety measures.”

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