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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine provided an update on COVID-19 on Sunday. Provided via @GovMikeDeWine on Twitter.

Ohio governor announces mandatory stay at home order

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced in a press conference Sunday afternoon that Ohio will have a mandatory stay at home order beginning Monday at 11:59 p.m. because of the coronavirus.

All people in the state should stay at home unless they work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity, according to the order. The order will last until April 6, when the situation will be reevaluated.

Essential services include grocery stores, pharmacies, police and fire stations, hospitals, garbage, public transit and gas stations.

Meal delivery, drive-thrus and take-out options will all still be open.

Laundromats, dry cleaners and laundry service providers are also all considered essential businesses.

People are still allowed to leave their homes for exercise, but they should stay at least 6 feet away from others.

DeWine said those rules will be enforced by local law enforcement and health departments.

As of Sunday afternoon, there are 351 confirmed cases of coronavirus and three deaths in 40 counties, according to the Ohio Department of Health.


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