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Ohio Issues Statewide Stay-At-Home Order

COLUMBUS (KDKA) -- Ohio has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for all Ohio residents.

The order will be enforced by local health departments and law enforcement officials. It will take effect at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow and last until April 6. Ohio officials said at that point it will up for reassessment.

Ohioans are permitted to leave the house to take care of family, friends and neighbors. Businesses must follow CDC and local health department guidelines. All childcare centers will operate under a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license; however, only six children will be allowed in any given room. Parent interaction is encouraged to be "limited" when dropping off children.

Carryout is still permitted under the new legislation. People are asked to practice social distancing, but they can still pick up food. People will also be able to go outside for recreation but must practice social distancing.

As of Sunday afternoon, Ohio has 351 confirmed coronavirus cases, with three deaths and 83 patients hospitalized for care.

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