DeWine Rolls Back Ohio's Curfew By One Hour Starting Thursday
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced late Wednesday that the statewide curfew would be pushed back by one hour to 11 p.m., starting Thursday.
The new hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. begin Jan. 28 at 12:01 p.m. and will last through at least Feb. 11, according to the governor’s office.
The change comes because the state’s overall hospitalizations for COVID-19 have remained below 3,500 for seven consecutive days.
As DeWine outlined Tuesday, if the numbers drop below 3,000 for seven days, the curfew will move back again, to midnight. A further drop to below 2,500 for seven days in a row, and the curfew could be lifted entirely.
The 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew began Nov. 19 as part of the effort to stop surging coronavirus cases, particularly over the holiday season and into the new year.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.