DeWine announces extension of Ohio COVID-19 curfew until Jan. 23

Rick Rouan
The Columbus Dispatch

Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday, during his final scheduled briefing of 2020, extended a statewide curfew order until Jan. 23 amid severe numbers of cases of COVID-19.

Wednesday update:Ohio reports 8,178 new coronavirus cases, more than 94,000 vaccinated

Statewide curfew starting at 10 p.m. until Jan. 23

The governor announced an extension of a statewide curfew, set to expire Saturday, for three weeks until Jan. 23. The 10 p.m.-to-5 a.m. curfew does not apply to those going to and from work and for other essential situations.

The extension comes as DeWine said coronavirus cases had plateaued at a “very high, high level.”

After reporting 8,178 new cases on Wednesday, the state’s total since the start of the pandemic rose to 690,748. Wednesday’s cases were above the 21-day average of 8,126.