BREAKING: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has announced that Dr. Amy Acton has signed a stay-at-home order for all Ohioans effective Monday, March 23rd at 11:59 p.m. through April 6th.

– You can leave the home for essential activities: grocery shopping, work that is deemed essential, etc.

DeWine noted that other states, which include New York, California and Illinois, have issued similar mandates, with some calling them “shelter-in-place” orders. He said he preferred “stay at home” but that the effect is essentially the same.

“Time is of the essence and we have to buy that time,” DeWine said.

The order comes not long after the Health Department reported 351 positive tests for coronavirus throughout the state.

Find the order here