As you may have seen or heard, Governor DeWine announced in his daily press conference more precautions that will be mandated due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic:

Bars & Restaurants
  1. Bars and Restaurants will close today, Sunday March 15th, as of 9 pm
  2. Carry-Out/Drive-Thru/Delivery is still allowable.
  3. While it hasn’t been specifically stated, OGA interprets this information as a mandate that would apply to your store's cafes and bars.
  4. This will undoubtedly cause even more traffic in our stores in the interim.

Agency Stores
  1. Please see the Special Alert OGA sent out earlier today as it relates to the Wholesale Buy-Back /Return policy announced by the DOLC.

  1. The 3-week school closing is likely going to be extended, although it has not yet been announced.
  2. Daycare parents are encouraged to plan for the eventual closing of daycare and similar services.

  1. Ohio’s one-week waiting period before someone can receive unemployment will be waived.

More Information:
Information (see link below) provided by 10TV summarizes today’s press conference along with a link to watch in case you missed. As soon as the official language is available, OGA will post on our website.

Additionally, https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus/2019-nCoV is the link to Ohio’s official Coronavirus website that is updated constantly from the State.
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