COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Gov. Mike DeWine has extended Ohio’s statewide curfew until Jan. 2.
The announcement came during his regular news conference on the coronavirus pandemic Thursday afternoon. The statewide curfew, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. was set to expire later this week after being in effect for three weeks.
DeWine said that certain nighttime sporting events would receive exemptions to the curfew. Those include the Columbus Crew playing the MLS Cup final at Mapfre Stadium on Saturday, the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals playing home games on Monday Night Football, and the University of Cincinnati playing host to its football conference championship game.
As of Dec. 10, a total of 531,850 (+11,738) cases have been reported in Ohio since the pandemic began, leading to 7,298 (+111) deaths and 31,142 (+452) hospitalizations.
The curfew began on Nov. 19.