Dayton Human Relations Council

Governor Mike DeWine Issued an Ohio Statewide Mask Order

On Wednesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a statewide mask order. A mask must be worn in all public places beginning Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m.

The mandate specifies that all in Ohio are to wear a mask when:

  • At an indoor location that is not a residence
  • Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
  • Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

Exclusions include: 

  • Those younger than 10 years old
  • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
  • Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
  • Those who are officiants at religious services;
  • Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
  • Those who are actively eating or drinking

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