Ohio’s 3-Week curfew

Governor Dewine scheduled a three week curfew starting on November 19th. The curfew is in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. This curfew lasts from 10 pm to 5 am.

‘Hopefully it works for the better ,” says Anthony Cramer when asked about the thoughts of the curfew. Ohioans are ready to get back to normal, or at least some sense of normal.

Governor Dewine has put this order in place because of the recent spike in covid cases. Nearly every county in Ohio is red, meaning very high exposure and spread. As of November 29th, three counties are purple, while all the others except a few are red.

Ohioans are still able to go to the store, seek medical needs, and attend work during this curfew. They must stay inside if none of those scenarios apply to them. This is put in place to keep others in the house as much as possible.

When asked about the thoughts of the three week curfew. “The ten to five curfew may not affect me directly since I’m normally home by those times,” said senior Jacob Stansberry. Most people aren’t out at this time anyways, so it may not be too much of a change.

Dewine had a few other recommendations for Ohioans. He said to stay at home as much as possible, even when not on curfew.

This curfew will end on December 10th. This curfew may be extended if needed. The numbers have been very similar to how they have been before the curfew.

“The curfew has affected me indirectly by limiting my ability to hang out with others due to the fears of the coronavirus spreading,” said Jacob Stansberry. The curfew is causing Ohioans to take the virus more seriously and stay in the house, even when it isn’t curfew.

The fine for violating the curfew is $750. The local authorities are told to issue a verbal warning before giving the fine. In the previous shutdowns that Dewine issued, there hasn’t been any fine.