Essential and Non-Essential Businesses

Responsible Re-Opening of Businesses

Responsible Re-Opening of Businesses

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.

Dispute Resolution Commission

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.

Business Dispute Resolution Committee

Food Service

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:

Best Practices for Retailers and Restaurants

Shopping Tips

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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:

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.

Checklist for Businesses/Employers
Must follow

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Helpful Hints for When Cleaning Supplies Run Out

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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 cgrossman@carroll-lhd.org. Please note, emails are public records. If you would like to remain anonymous please call 330-627-4866 ext. 1522.

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