DEWINE PRESS CONFERENCE RECAP

Today, Governor DeWine announced a new stay at home order that will extend to May 1. On March 22, DeWine issued the first order to last through April 6 and this new order will take effect this coming Monday. Included in the executive order are numerous clarifications and new requirements for businesses in the state. Most notably, the order requires retail businesses to establish the number of people who should be in the business at one time. He noted that he isn’t putting a number limit, but each business must determine their number and post it. Furthermore, businesses must continue to practice safe distancing perimeters for customers waiting in line to enter the store. More details and additional information will be available over the next few days. For additional questions please contact Kristin Mullins.
 
Make 'Absentee Ballots' available at your store!

The coronavirus crisis has led to many changes in our daily life – including how we vote. What hasn’t changed is our bedrock commitment to making sure that every Ohio voter can make their voice heard in this election and that is where you come in. Because the Ohio primary has been extended until April 28th and converted to a vote-by-mail process, we need your help to get the word out.
 
Would you be willing to offer absentee ballot applications at your local stores? For many Ohioans, that trip to the local grocery store is the only regular reason to leave their home. After picking up an application, voters can either mail or drop off their completed absentee ballot application at their local board of elections. Ohioans have until April 25 th to request their absentee ballot.
 
Interested in having these available at your store?
Contact Adam Rapien with Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office at arapien@OhioSoS.gov to get set up.

Ohio Grocers Association
1335 Dublin Road, Suite 207B
Columbus, OH 43215