The Restart Is Underway

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Many area businesses are open across Ohio, as the next phase of Stay Safe Ohio rolls out.

Retail shops closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic were permitted to reopen May 12th providing proper state guidelines were met.

SEE THE RETAIL GUIDELINES FOR RESPONSIBLE RESTART OHIO

Because some businesses have elected to delay their restart, it’s suggested to call ahead or check the business’ social media pages or website.

Tuesday during Governor DeWine’s daily news conference, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted announced Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Cosmetic Therapy business are permitted to restart May 15th. Those sectors had been delayed due to the State Medical Board decisions.

SEE THE GUIDELINES FOR SECTORS LICENSED BY THE STATE MEDICAL BOARD OF OHIO

While permitted to reopen, not all businesses will be. 

The Green Tree Restaurant announced on their Facebook Page they will not be reopening. The post Sunday reads “It’s with great sadness that we are announcing the closing of Greentree. We would like to Thank the community for their support over the last few years.”

This will be our last and final post. It's with great sadness that we are announcing the closing of Greentree. We would…

Posted by The Green Tree Restaurant on Sunday, May 10, 2020

Another business restart will only temporary. Tecumseh Trading Company, operated by The Scioto Society as a downtown venue for the outdoor drama Tecumseh, will open in early June fo a clearance sale, but will then close thereafter. In the announcement on Facebook, Brandon Smith stated the closing was emotional, but necessary “as we concentrate all of our resources and efforts on getting Tecumseh back on the stage in 2021.”

We will be re-opening the shop the first week of June, for short period of time for a clearance sale. We’re sad to…

Posted by Tecumseh Trading Co. on Monday, May 11, 2020

In early April, The Scioto Society was forced to cancel its 2020 season of Tecumseh (see the interview with Brandon Smith below)

Meanwhile, many businesses have opened requiring customers to maintain social distancing, limiting the number of those permitted in their stores at a time and the wearing of face coverings.

Social distancing remains an important part of restarting Ohio. This sign is posted on the door of The Rost Coffee in Downtown Chillicothe
Social distancing remains an important part of restarting Ohio. This sign is posted on the door of High Five Cakes in Downtown Chillicothe
Wheatberry Books reopened May 12th, while neighboring Totem Supply Co. announced on Facebook they’re looking at the first week of June to reopen.
Highland’s Ice Creamery was among those businesses who reopened May 1st and have posted these guidelines for customers.
Ivy’s announced restarting in a Facebook Live posting Tuesday afternoon.
Most restaurants like Hometown Habachi have been offering take out service during the pandemic.
Restaurants like The Pour House at Machinery Hall will be permitted to serve outdoor dining beginning May 15th. They and many restaurants have been offering carry out service since May 1st.
Beginning May 15th, restaurants like R Kitchen on Paint will be permitted to serve outdoors. They’ve been offering carry out service since May 1st.