Governor Announces Full Reopening of Health Care

Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio health care providers may resume all surgeries and procedures that had previously been delayed by the COVID-19 emergency.

The governor set guidelines for providers, including:

  • Maintaining adequate inventories of PPE, supplies, equipment and medicine
  • Creating a plan for conservation and monitoring use of PPE, other supplies and equipment that could include decontamination and reuse
  • Maintaining a reliable supply chain to support non-COVID-19 cases and to respond to an unexpected surge in COVID-19 cases, if needed
  • Defining processes for timely COVID-19 testing of patients and staff
  • Continuing daily reporting of PPE inventory (specific to hospitals)
  • Continuing to use telehealth whenever possible

Read the full order here