Stay At Home Order

Mar 26, 2020COVID 19 Newsboard

  • On March 22, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton signed a Health Director’s order he referred to as a “stay at home” order, essentially a shelter in place order as seen in other states. Certain businesses are exempt from the order if they meet a two-part test. First, the business must meet the criteria of an Essential Business and Operation.  Second, the business must be able to follow specific social distancing requirements.

The Ohio Manufacturers Association has provided a legal analysis, drafted by OMA counsel Bricker & Eckler, of Ohio’s stay-at-home order and its impact on manufacturers. It covers a range of topics, including the order’s definition of “essential business” and enforcement provisions.  OMA has also released a Frequently Asked Questions document for manufacturers.  The document is not legal advice and is designed only as guidance and general reference.  The Q and A format is an easy to use resource and you can locate information quickly.

Even if businesses are “essential” under the Stay at Home Order, they must still comply with its safety mandates.  For more guidance on safety and social distancing guidelines click HERE.

For guidance as to employee absences and leave policies, click HERE.