Ohio Curfew Modified As Hospitalizations Decrease

Ohio's new curfew hours start today.

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(Columbus, Oh.) – A change has been made to Ohio’s curfew order.

On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health modified the curfew to begin at 11:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 a.m. Curfew had started at 10:00 p.m. in recent weeks. 

The new hours being January 28 at 12:01 p.m. and lasts through February 11 at 12:01 p.m.

The change is being made because Ohio hospitalizations for COVID-19 have remained below 3,500 for seven consecutive days.

If COVID hospitalizations rise, Gov. DeWine says the curfew could be modified.

Specifications in this order include:

  • Individuals within the state must stay at a place of residence during the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. except for obtaining necessary food, medical care, or social services or providing care for others.
    • This order doesn’t apply to those that are homeless. Individuals whose residences are unsafe or become unsafe, such as victims of domestic violence, are encouraged to leave their homes and stay at a safe, alternative location.
    • The order does not apply to religious observances and First Amendment protected speech including activity by the media.
  • The order permits travel into or out of the state and permits travel required by law enforcement or court order, including to transport children according to a custody agreement, or to obtain fuel.

For more information, visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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