The Ohio House of Representatives is working diligently to provide our members, staff and constituents with the most up to date information regarding assistance and support during this unprecedented time. This page will be updated as further information is released.

Governor's Executive Orders and Ohio Department of Health Orders

  • On October 16, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order regarding the opening of adult day services and senior centers. For more information please visit here .
  • On September 25, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order that provides mandatory requirements for youth, collegiate, amateur, club and professional sports. For more information please visit here .
  • On September 23, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order that reopens restaurants, bars, banquet and catering facilities and services to dine-in service, with exceptions. For more information please visit here .
  • On September 4, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order requiring reporting and notification regarding COVID-19 cases in Kindergarten through twelfth grade schools. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 31, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order regarding the opening of adult day care services and senior centers. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 20, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order regarding the testing of residents and staff of all residential care facilities. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 19, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order that provides mandatory requirements for youth, collegiate, amateur, club, and professional sports. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 10, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that rescinds Executive Order 2020-22D and immediately adopts 3301-32-06.1 and 3301-37-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the State Board of Education and the Ohio Department of Education. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 8, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that immediately amends rules 5122-21-03, 5122-30-27, 5122-40-07, 5122-40-09, and 5122-40-12 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 8, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that immediately amends rule 122:5-2-03 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Development Services Agency. For more information please visit here .
  • On August 8, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that partially rescinds Executive Order 2020-21D and immediately adopts rules 5101:2-12-02.2, 5101:2-13-02.2, 5101:2-14-02.2, and 5101:2-18-03.1 of the Ohio Administrative Code by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. For more information please visit here .
  • On July 31, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine signed an executive order that rescinds Executive Order 2020-10D and immediately adopts rule 4301:1-1-80 of the Ohio Administrative Code. For more information please visit here .
  • On July 30, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order limiting county fairs to junior fair activities and animal exhibitions, with exceptions. For more information please visit here .
  • On July 23, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order requiring facial coverings throughout Ohio. For more information please visit here .
  • On July 8, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order regarding facial coverings by county. For more information please visit here .
  • On July 6, 2020 Interim Director Himes signed an order to extend the expiration date of various orders. For more information please visit here .
  • With regards to higher education, there is guidance from the governor's office on reopening operations and testing.
  • On May 29, 2020 Director Acton signed an updated order regarding business guidance and social distancing. For more information please visit here .
  • On May 29, 2020 Director Acton signed an order regarding the sale of spirituous liquor. For more information please visit here .
  • On May 20, 2020 Director Acton signed an order that rescinds and modifies portions of the Stay Safe Ohio order. For more information please visit here .
  • On May 1, 2020 Director Acton extended the stay at home order and detailed portions for the reopening of Ohio businesses. For more information please visit here .
  • On April 27, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine announced his plan to open closed businesses. For more information please visit here .
  • For the color-coded Ohio Public Health Advisory Alert System, please visit here .
  • For a full list of the governor's executive orders, please visit here .

Frequently Asked Questions

  • For more information regarding utility disconnections plans please visit here .
  • Families and individuals across Ohio have been impacted greatly by COVID-19, prompting an influx of questions around unemployment compensation regarding the impact on unemployment benefits and steps and tips on filing for unemployment.
  • To ensure that families who are struggling have access to food, there have been changes made to SNAP/TANF programs.
  • With schools and child care closed, many of our most vulnerable children don't have the same safety nets in place to observe and report suspected abuse and neglect. Read for more information on child and adult protective services
  • The Federal Unemployment Compensation Expansion (CARES Act) includes provisions that impact unemployment. Please note the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) is still awaiting guidance from the US Department of Labor on interpretation of several of these provisions, which will directly impact how they will ultimately build and operate these new programs in Ohio.
  • There is additional information available regarding federal direct payments to individuals.
  • For more information on family leave benefits and paid sick leave, please click here.
  • For information regarding BMV services, please click here.
  • A number of provisions affecting K-12 education across Ohio were made under House Bill 197, including testing and accountability assessments, the Jon Peterson Special Needs/Autism Scholarships, the EdChoice Scholarship, student meals, and distance learning, among others.
  • With regards to higher education, the CARES Act has made some changes regarding student loan payments, grants and work study programs, as nearly all colleges in Ohio are completing the spring semester using only online learning methods.
  • Ohio's tax filing deadline is now the same as the federal filing deadline, July 15, and additional tax provisions were made under House Bill 197 that affect Work From Home-related issues.
  • For Ohio businesses and employers, there are a number of resources available during this time regarding economic support, including information on what denotes an essential business, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program, and links to the BWC's Frequently Asked Questions page.
  • With regards to agriculture there are programs available focused on providing assistance for rural communities.
  • For homeowners who have questions about mortgage provisions included in the CARES Act, there are FAQs and resources for your reference.
  • Other resources are available, including updated information on COVID-19 in Ohio, Public Health orders issued by the Ohio Department of Health and CDC guidelines.