COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)– Ohio Governor Mike DeWine laid out Tuesday the criteria for lifting the 10 p.m. statewide curfew as COVID-19 numbers continue to decline in the state.

The criteria:

  • 7 straight days of hospitalizations below 3,500= 11 p.m. curfew
  • 7 straight days of hospitalizations below 3,000= midnight curfew
  • Stay there for 2 weeks
  • 7 straight days of hospitalizations below 2,500= no curfew

According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are currently 2,964 people in the hospital due to COVID-19, making it the sixth day in a row under the 3,500 threshold. Meaning the curfew could be pushed back to 11 p.m. as soon as Thursday.

Ohio’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff stated that a midnight curfew would happen if hospitalizations are less than 3,000 for seven straight days.