Everyone in Ohio Going Under Curfew

Starting Thursday, residents must stay home from 10pm-5am, with some exceptions
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2020 3:00 AM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2020 7:07 AM CST
Ohio Declares 3-Week Curfew
In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio.   (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Starting Thursday, Ohio residents must stay home between the hours of 10pm and 5am, with some exceptions, for at least three weeks. The curfew, issued by Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday, will exempt people who work during those hours, and will still allow people to carry out essential activities involving things like food, repairs, health and medical needs, and more. However, dining out is among the activities prohibited during those hours, and violators could face a misdemeanor charge that carries with it a $750 fine and 90 days behind bars. DeWine says the curfew will, for now, keep him from having to shut down restaurants, bars, and gyms amid a resurgent coronavirus, Cleveland.com reports. Bar and restaurant owners had rallied against the idea of a shutdown last week, and many tell NBC 4 they are relieved at the news. (This big city is prepping for a curfew.)

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