Violations of the order result in immediate closure of the retail premises for up to 24 hours. This is intended to allow any coronavirus droplets to dissipate. Closure orders must be preceded by an initial warning to the retailer. The order places enforcement in the hands of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Retail Compliance Unit, local health departments, and local law enforcement officers, but also encourages citizens observing violations to contact the Ohio Department of Health.
The new order does not apply to businesses that are subject to other specific orders. This includes restaurants, bars, banquet and catering facilities; hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barber shops, tattoo parlors, body piercing locations, and tanning facilities; and gyms, dance instruction studios, and other personal fitness venues.
Finally, the new order specifically requires that a facial covering “fully cover” the wearer’s nose, mouth, and chin. It also explains that the covering should be “comfortable” so that it does not have to be adjusted frequently “so as to avoid touching the face.”