“Stay-At-Home” Order and Essential Businesses
The “Stay at Home” order issued March 22, 2020, by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health goes into effect March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The order to prevent the community spread of COVID-19 will remain in effect through 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020, unless it is rescinded or modified.
Under the order, all Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program licensees can continue to operate as they are considered “Essential Businesses and Operations.” Additionally, provisional licensees can continue construction on facilities as this is considered, “essential business construction.” The full text of the order can be
All businesses are required to adhere to the social distancing restrictions detailed in the order, which, includes, at a minimum:
- Designate six-foot distances: Designating with signage, tape, or by other means six foot spacing for employees and customers in line to maintain appropriate distance;
- Hand-sanitizer and sanitizing products: Having hand-sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers;
- Separate operating hours for vulnerable populations: Implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable customers; and
- Online and remote access: Posting online whether a facility is open and how best to reach the facility and continue services by phone or remotely.