DeWine releases plan to lift state curfew


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In Tuesday’s COVID-19 press briefing, Governor Mike DeWine announced the state’s plan to slowly life the statewide curfew.

He said if Ohio has seven straight days of hospitalizations below 3,500, the state will go to an 11 p.m. curfew for at least two weeks. He added that Ohio is on their sixth straight day below this number (3,500).

DeWine added if hospitalizations drop below 3,000 for seven consecutive days, he plans to move to a midnight curfew for at least two weeks.

For the state to no longer be under a curfew, the governor said Ohio hospitalizations need to drop below 2,500 for seven consecutive days.

“Keep in mind that hospitalizations are a lagging indicator,” Gov. DeWine said. “This means that if these numbers go back up, we would likely need to act quickly to reinstitute the appropriate safety measures.”