Dr. Acton signs orders lifting some coronavirus restrictions

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FILE – In this Feb. 27, 2020 file photo Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton speaks during a news conference at the MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, left, watches. Under pressure from law enforcement, Tennessee’s top health officials quietly agreed in April to release the names and addresses of those who had been treated or exposed to COVID-19 to police departments and sheriff’s offices. Acton issued an order April 24 requiring local health departments to provide emergency dispatchers the names and addresses of people within their jurisdictions who tested positive. The order required dispatchers to treat the data as “protected health information” and to remove it from the system once a person has recovered from the illness, although the order is unclear on how dispatching agencies would learn of this follow-up information. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) – Governor Mike DeWine announced Friday that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton has signed two new health orders.

The Director’s “Updated and Revised Order for Business Guidance and Social Distancing” can be read by clicking here. The order states that businesses and organizations are to continue social distancing and outlines prohibited activities.

It states, in part, “The sacrifices and incredible efforts that Ohioans have undertaken, make it possible to begin to lift the mandatory requirements and restrictions that were needed during the initial phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

Dr. Acton also signed a document to rescind the April 13 order that the sale of spirituous liquor be restricted in certain instances in certain counties. You can read that by clicking here.

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