Ohio's State-Mandated COVID Rules About To End

(Columbus) - Ohio's statewide mask mandate, and most other COVID-19 health orders, expire at 11:59 p.m. Tuesday, making Wednesday, June 2, the first day since last July that Ohioans will not be required by the state to wear a face mask in public, vaccinated or not.

Governor Mike DeWine made the announcement on May 12th that the orders would end June 2nd, because more people are being vaccinated, and coronavirus numbers across the state are going down.

Even with the expiration, the state will still require face masks in hospitals, and care facilities, such as nursing homes. Some businesses and schools may also, on their own, require the wearing of face masks, or social distancing.

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