Louisiana and Ohio are joining California, Illinois and New York in mandating all residents stay at home to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine issued a shelter-in-place order beginning Monday and going through April 6, when the state will re-evaluate the need for the restrictions.
Ohio’s order from the state’s health director takes effect at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, DeWine said. The order excludes essential activities, certain types of work including taking care of others, and essential businesses, he said.
DeWine had previously closed schools, bars, restaurants and other businesses and backed closing the polls in the state’s primary last week under a health emergency.