Gov. Mike DeWine announced he will close nearly all Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices, salons, spas and tattoo parlors in response to the coronavirus.
DeWine will shutter 180 offices Ohio BMV offices at the close of business today. Five offices will remain open and some services will remain available online, the governor said.
Salons, spas and tattoo parlors will also close at the end of business today. DeWine is also asking businesses to check the temperatures of people who still have to report to their workplace.
“The virus is here,” DeWine said. “It lives among us and we must be at war with it.”
DeWine called on Ohioans to simply stay home. In an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, the governor has already closed schools, gyms, bars and restaurants, movie theaters and more.
“This enemy is dangerous,” DeWine said. “It is relentless and it is using us, it is using us as its host and it is using us to survive to multiply and to go from person to person. But, we do have it in our ability to fight back.”
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