Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine said the state is already making plans for the reopening of the state's economy.
And while Ohio isn't at that point yet, DeWine said that he's asked each industry for their plans to ensure the safety of their customers and employees once non-essential businesses are reopened.
With Ohio having had a stay-at-home order in place since March 23 that's currently slated to run through May 1, DeWine said there's a lot that can be learned from how the essential businesses that have remained open have operated over the course of the past month. Some of those measures have included limiting how many occupants are allowed inside facilities and maintaining appropriate distances between people.
As of Wednesday, Ohio has had 7,791 positive coronavirus cases, 2,237 of which have resulted in hospitalization, 677 ICU admissions and 361 deaths. Dating back to the discovery of Ohio's first positive coronavirus case on March 9, DeWine has taken a number of measures to encourage physical distancing, including the stay-at-home order that's currently in effect until May 1.