Restaurants & Bars: Responsible ReStartOhio

Governor DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health Director reopened restaurants and bars under the Responsible ReStartOhio Program in phases. The Responsible ReStartOhio dates for restaurants & bars was issued with mandatory and best management practices, social distancing and face covering requirements, general COVID-19 information and checklist for businesses, and sector specific COVID-19 requirements for business:

  • May 15, 2020 Outdoor Patio dining;
  • May 21, 2020 Dine-In Services

As this is a rapidly changing situation, PCHD suggests checking back frequently for additional information as it comes available. 

Ohio Department of Health Dine Safe Orders Related to Restaurants, Bars, Banquet and Catering Facilities


Sector Specific Guidance

The links below provide the established guidance document outlining mandatory and best management practices for these types of businesses to prepare: