DeWine Rolls Back Ohio's Curfew By One Hour Starting Thursday

[Office of Gov. Mike DeWine]

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced late Wednesday that the statewide curfew would be pushed back by one hour to 11 p.m., starting Thursday.

The new hours of 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. begin Jan. 28 at 12:01 p.m. and will last through at least Feb. 11, according to the governor’s office.

The change comes because the state’s overall hospitalizations for COVID-19 have remained below 3,500 for seven consecutive days.

As DeWine outlined Tuesday, if the numbers drop below 3,000 for seven days, the curfew will move back again, to midnight. A further drop to below 2,500 for seven days in a row, and the curfew could be lifted entirely.

The 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew began Nov. 19 as part of the effort to stop surging coronavirus cases, particularly over the holiday season and into the new year.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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