public health orders

Dan Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

Children’s hospitals say they’re worried about rising cases of COVID in kids, with nearly half of all Ohio students not required to wear masks in schools. But that’s unlikely to change unless local officials make decisions to do that.

With the expiration of statewide pandemic health orders, many businesses from the Crew to the Columbus Zoo no longer require masks, at least for people who are fully vaccinated.  But doctors say there are people who should still be wearing face masks. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports. 

Karen Kasler

Critics of the law that will allow state lawmakers to overturn Gov. Mike DeWine’s health orders say that could be costly when it comes to federal funding. Lawmakers overrode DeWine’s veto of that measure this week. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

As expected, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has vetoed a bill giving state lawmakers the power to overturn his health and emergency orders.

Dan Konik

Opponents of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns have dropped their federal lawsuit they filed last fall, seeking removal of the state of emergency declared last March.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he will veto a bill that would limit the scope of any state of emergency coming out of the governor's office.

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Legislature has passed a bill to limit states of emergency and health orders issued by the governor.

Ohio Channel

The Ohio House has scheduled a possible committee vote on a bill that would limit states of emergency issued by the governor and allow legislators to rescind health orders.

Ohio House of Representatives

Ohio lawmakers will look over yet another measure to pull back on Governor Mike DeWine’s power to issue health orders.

A small committee of legislators could overrule the Ohio governor’s health orders under a bill approved Wednesday by the state Senate that marks the latest effort by GOP lawmakers to restrict the governor’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.

State health officials report the number of Ohioans hospitalized with COVID-19 dropped again Wednesday, marking seven straight days of declines and triggering the benchmark Governor Mike DeWine set Tuesday to begin rolling back the statewide curfew.  

Ohio Senate

State lawmakers are starting their new session with an issue that dominated much of last year – the governor’s power to issue health orders that legislators might not like.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has vetoed another attempt to challenge the state's powers to issue public health orders during a pandemic.  

At the beginning of 2020, few had heard of coronavirus.

Ohio Senate

The Ohio Senate adjourned the lame duck session last night without overriding Governor Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill restricting his ability to issue health orders to shut down businesses, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has vetoed a bill limiting his power to issue health orders to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

DeWine had promised to veto the bill that passed the legislature, pretty much along party lines. And he is sending it back to the legislature with a message. 

A state representative from southern Ohio is reviving his efforts to impeach Governor Mike DeWine over actions taken to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says he will veto a bill restricting his authority to shut down businesses in a future health order.

The Ohio House has approved a bi-partisan bill that pushes back on Governor Mike DeWine's authority to shut down businesses in a future health order.

Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced a three-week curfew running from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. to slow the spread of COVID-19 as cases stay at near-record high levels.

State health officials Monday reported 7,268 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 new deaths.  

As coronavirus cases spike in Michigan at an alarming rate, state officials announced a new emergency order sharply limiting indoor gatherings for three weeks.

Then a top Trump administration coronavirus adviser urged the state's residents to "rise up" against such measures, prompting the governor to respond that she is "not going to be bullied."

White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas tweeted Sunday, "The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept."

Ohio Public Radio

With Ohio in the third week of COVID hospitalizations setting a new record each day, Governor Mike DeWine on Wednesday evening laid out two new health orders and previewed the possibility of a limited shutdown.

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the state's ban on alcohol sales after 10 p.m. is under review, citing the hardship on bars and restaurants.

State health officials Sunday reported 800 new cases of COIVD-19 and one new death.

The state is allowing retailers to once again sell buffet style and to-go self-serve food items.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is rejecting a proposal from a Republican lawmaker who wants to cancel the state of emergency order he issued at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

The White House says President Trump will stop in Dayton on Monday for a campaign event. 

Marian Jacques

More than two dozen parents, mostly in Northwest Ohio, are suing the state over the mandate that K-12 students wear masks.

Ohio House of Representatives

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has shot down as “ridiculous” and “crazy” internet rumors about the state’s plans for federal emergency management money.