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UPDATE: The Ohio Department of Health issued a new, amended Stay at Home order for all of Ohio on Thursday, April 2. The new order will go in effect Monday, April 6 at midnight through May 1.

Click here to read the amended order.

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Governor Mike DeWine announced that the Ohio Department of Health has issued a Stay at Home order for all of Ohio. 

To read the order, click here.

DeWine made the announcement Sunday during his daily news conference to update the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, stating that ODH Director Dr. Amy Acton has signed the order.  

“There is really nothing in that order, that we have not already been talking about,” said DeWine. “There’s nothing in that order, that I have not been asking you to do for the last week or so.” 

The order goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. Monday and will go until at least April 6. Then it will be reevaluated, according to DeWine.

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DeWine stated that the ODH website would have more information when it was available. Immediately after the announcement, the ODH’s website was down.

Sunday, the state reported 351 people had tested positive for the virus with 83 hospitalizations. The state’s death toll remains at three.

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