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Ohio Update

November 16, 2020

The last few weeks have seen seismic shifts in the COVID-19 workplace safety landscape. Below is a state-by-state summary of some of the most important changes (and continued requirements):

On November 13, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health issued the Director’s Order for Retail and Business Compliance for Facial Coverings. The Order takes effect on November 16, 2020.

Among other things, the Order requires:

  • all persons to wear a face covering at all times when on or in retail premises (the Director’s Order for Facial Coverings, signed on July 23, 2020, continues to remain in effect);

  • retail employers to (1) place hand sanitizers in high contact locations; (2) require regular hand washing by employees; (3) require employees to stay home if symptomatic; and (4) disinfect high touch items after each use; and

  • businesses to designate an on-site compliance officer for each business location and each shift during business hours to ensure compliance with the Order.

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It does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal or medical advice.