Reopening Ohio: Gov. DeWine gives dates, protocols for reopening businesses beginning May 1 – News 5 Cleveland
COLUMBUS, Ohio — After weeks under a stay at home order, Gov. Mike DeWine has outlined a plan to gradually reopen Ohio while still focusing on slowing the spread of COVID-19.
DeWine outlined the first steps to reopening the state during his daily press conference Monday.
Steps to Reopening
The governor said the state needed to do two things for reopening the state to be considered: testing and tracing.
Ramped-up testing projections show that at the start of the expansion on April 29,there will be more than 7,000 daily tests able to be conducted. By May 27, the fifth week of the planned testing expansion, more than 22,000 daily tests will be able to be conducted, DeWine said.
As for tracing, a workforce plan has been created by the state to gather volunteers and workers to help conduct the tracing of the virus over a long period of time.