The Ohio Department of Health and Governor Dewine has issued new orders for the Re-Opening of Dine in restaurants and Personal Care Businesses.
Dine Safe Order
Director's Order Personal Services
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COVID-19 Business Complaints
Sector Specific Re-Opening Guidelines
The Ohio Department of Health and Governor Dewine have put together specific mandatory and responsible guidelines for businesses to be safe in re-opening their businesses. Please click on the links to the right to view the sector specific guidelines.
Per the Order, A Dispute Resolution Commission was created that will evaluate and render guidance in situations where two (2) local health departments have come to a different conclusion for similar businesses on what is or what is not an essential business.
This will help provide uniformity. For example, a chain store may be operating as an essential business in one jurisdiction, but not another.
The conflict may be submitted to ODH by either of the local health departments or an entity or person subject to the determination. The Dispute Resolution Commission will review the conflict and make a determination as to the application of the Order to the conflict. The decision of the Dispute Resolution Commission shall be final. Please go to the link below to submit the Dispute Resolution Form.
Minutes from the Dispute Resolution Commission Meeting may be found by following the link below.
On April 8, 2020 it was determined by the Dispute Resolution Commission that pet grooming businesses and businesses selling CBD products are non-essential.
Amended Stay At Home Order - Stores that sell groceries and medicine: (includes grocery stores, pharmacies, farmer's markets, farm and produce stands, supermarkets, convenience stores, and other establishments engaged in the retail sale of groceries, canned food, dry goods, frozen foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, pet supplies, fresh meats, fish, poultry, prepared food, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, any other household consumer products (such as cleaning and personal care products, MUST do the following:
Stores shall determine and enforce the maximum capacity of persons permitted in any store, such that all persons in a store at any one time may safely and comfortably maintain a six foot distance from each other
Every store shall prominently display at every entrance the maximum capacity number
Every store shall ensure that baskets, shopping carts and the like are properly cleaned between customers
If a line is present either inside or outside the store, a six foot distance shall be maintained between those not residing in the same household
Best Practices for Retailers and Restaurants
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Keep Your Fresh Produce Clean
The Order Limiting the Sale of Food and Beverages, Liquor, Beer and Wine to Carry-out and Delivery Only became effective March 15, 2020 and will be continuously evaluated and may be modified or extended by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health at any time.
The restaurants providing Carryout and Delivery MUST:
Liquor, beer, and wine sales in the State of Ohio are restricted to carry-out sales and delivery only, to the extent permitted by law. No onsite consumption is permitted
Food and beverage sales are restricted to carry-out and delivery only, no onsite consumption is permitted.
Lines for carry-out in these establishments must have an environment where patrons and staff maintain social distancing (six feet from one another)
Everyone is urged to continue to wash hands, utilize hand sanitizer and practice proper respiratory etiquette (coughing into elbow, etc)
Tips for Restaurants
Disinfecting Your Facility
COVID-19 Restaurant & Food Establishment Best Practices
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Social Distancing the Carroll County Way!
Essential Businesses and Non-Essential Businesses Operating Guidelines
If you are an essential business or a non-essential business operating under the Minimum Basic Operations under the Amended Stay At Home Order the following Social Distancing Requirements must be maintained in your facility:
Maintain at least a six foot social distancing from other individuals • With signage, tape or by other means for employees and customers in line to maintain appropriate distance
Washing hands with soap and water for at least twenty (20) seconds as frequently as possible or using hand sanitizer when soap and water are not available • Having hand sanitizer and sanitizing products readily available for employees and customers
Covering coughs or sneezes (into the sleeve or elbow, not hands)
Regulary cleaning high-touch surfaces, and not shaking hands
Separate operating hours for vulnerable populations • Implementing separate operating hours for elderly and vulnerable populations
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.
If you feel there is a business not following the Orders and you would like to submit a formal complaint please email the Director of Environmental Health, Courtney Grossman, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, emails are public records. If you would like to remain anonymous please call 330-627-4866 ext. 1522.