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COVID-19 Travel Information

The safety of our visitors is a top priority of Destination Toledo and therefore we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation. Our thoughts are with those who are affected by the virus and the uncertainty surrounding it.

As closings or event cancellations occur in response to the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we will notify our visitors via this page and our event calendar, VisitToledo.org/events. For information on specific events that have been cancelled or postponed, please visit our event calendar. We encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social handles for the most up-to-date information and additional details.

 

What is Reopening and When?

As of Thursday, April 30, 2020 -

Below are the reopen dates and the establishments allowed to reopen as instructed by Lt. Gov. John Husted for the state of Ohio. Please note, local municipalities and individual businesses may have additional restrictions in place so please check with them directly for more information. 

Tuesday, May 12 | Consumer, Retail and Services
Friday, May 15 | Outdoor dining, Salons/Barbershops, Tattoos/Piercing Shops
Thursday, May 21 | Campgrounds
Friday, May 22 | Indoor Dining, Horse Racing (No Spectators)
Tuesday, May 26 | Motor Vehicle Bureaus, Gyms/Fitness Center, Nocontact/Low-Contact Sports Leagues, Public Pools regulated by Health Depts.
Sunday, May 31 | Day Cares, Day Camps

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted noted that while these things are permitted to open, they must follow social distancing guidelines and follow the protocol of local health departments. 

 

Notices

Thursday, April 30, 2020 -

Ohio's stay-at-home order has been extended another month, through May 29 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Responsible Restart Ohio will proceed as stated below. 


Monday, April 27, 2020 -

Responsible Restart Ohio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today made several major announcements regarding Ohio's plan to responsibly restart Ohio's economy during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

The guiding principles of the Responsible RestartOhio plan are protecting the health of employees, customers, and their families, supporting community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and responsibly getting Ohio back to work. 

According to coronavirus.ohio.gov/responsiblerestartohio,

 

Beginning on May 4, 2020, manufacturing, distribution, and construction businesses may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. The full Responsible RestartOhio plan for manufacturing, distribution, and construction can be found at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.

Beginning on May 4, 2020, general office environments may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. The full Responsible RestartOhio plan for general office environments can be found at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.

Beginning on May 12, 2020, consumer, retail and services, may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. The full Responsible RestartOhio plan for consumer, retail and services can be found at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.

The general safe business practices that all businesses must follow as they reopen are: 

  • Requiring face coverings for all employees, and recommending them for clients and customers at all times
  • Conducting daily health assessments or self-evaluations of employees to determine if they should work
  • Maintaining good hygiene at all times such as hand washing and social distancing
  • Cleaning and sanitizing workplaces throughout the day and at the close of business or between shifts
  • Limiting capacity to meet social distancing guidelines

CONTINUED CLOSURES: 

The following types of establishments are ordered to remain closed due to their increased risk of potential COVID-19 exposure: 

  • Schools and daycares
  • Dine-in restaurants and bars (carry-out is still permitted) 
  • Personal appearance and beauty businesses
  • Older adult daycare serveries and senior centers 
  • Adult day support or vocational rehabilitation services in group settings
  • Entertainment, recreation, and gyms

For greater detail on the types of businesses that must stay closed, visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ResponsibleRestartOhio.

STAY AT HOME ORDER / LARGE GATHERINGS: 

Because the danger of COVID-19 still exists, Ohio's Stay at Home order will remain in effect to encourage Ohioans to continue making reasonable, rational decisions about leaving home.

Although anyone is susceptible to getting sick with COVID-19, those who are 65 or older are encouraged to be especially careful, as are those with high-risk conditions such as chronic lung disease, moderate to severe asthma, heart conditions, diabetes, chronic kidney disease, or liver disease, as well as those who are immunocompromised or obese.

Large gatherings of more than 10 people are still prohibited.  

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