Union County Guide for Businesses

In Union County, we are all working together to protect our communities. As the Union County Health Department and local businesses partner to keep employees and customers safe, here are some local tools for businesses.

What if A Case of COVID-19 is Identified in Workplace
The “Quick Reference Guide” is a one-page visual guide that quickly outlines what initial steps should be taken if a case of COVID-19 is identified in the workplace.

The “COVID-19 in the Workplace FAQ” is a more detailed 4-page document that answers many of the frequent questions employers have if an employee becomes ill with COVID-19.

Signs for Entry
Entry sign asking customers to visit another day if they are feeling ill is one of the best practices recommendations. Here are two possible options for entry signage you may want to use in your business.

Responsible RestartOhio Plan

On April 27, 2020, Governor DeWine presented the first pieces to reopening Ohio in a way that protects health and gets people back to work. On April 30, the Director’s Stay Safe Ohio order was released. During May, the Governor and State Director of Health are allowing the phased opening of many sectors. See below for a schedule. Go to  coronavirus.ohio.gov/responsiblerestartohio for all the latest information on Ohio’s reopening plan.

Restart Schedule


All healthcare procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a hospital can move forward. Dentists and veterinarians can also open for business.


General Office Environments reopen
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MAY 12

Consumer, Retail, and Services reopen
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MAY 22

Horse Racing (No Spectators)
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Retail businesses that can do curbside, carryout, or appointment only reopen in compliance with sector specific requirements.


Manufacturing, Distribution, and Construction reopen https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Manufacturing-Distribution-Construction.pdf

MAY 26

Pools (Does NOT include water parks and amusement parks)

MAY 26

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The following businesses and operations are to remain closed per existing Stay at Home Orders unless a variance is granted or until related orders are amended or rescinded. https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/responsible/Continued-Business-Closures.pdf

  • K-12 schools.
  • Restaurants and bars.
    • Carry-out, delivery and outdoor dining services are permitted.
  • Older adult day care services and senior centers.
  • Adult day support or vocational habilitation services in congregate settings.
  • Rooming and boarding houses, and workers’ camps.
  • Entertainment/recreation/gymnasium sites.
  • Includes, but is not limited to:
    • All places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors, such as:
      • Laser tag facilities, roller skating rinks, ice skating rinks, arcades, indoor miniature golf facilities, bowling alleys, indoor trampoline parks, indoor water parks, arcades, and adult and child skill or chance game facilities remain closed.
      • Gambling industries.
      • Auditoriums, stadiums, arenas.
      • Movie theatres, performance theatres, and concert and music halls
      • Public recreation centers and indoor sports facilities.
      • Parades, fairs, festivals, and carnivals.
      • Amusement parks, theme parks, outdoor water parks, children’s play centers, playgrounds, and funplexes.
      • Aquariums, zoos, museums, historical sites, and similar institutions.
      • Country clubs and social clubs.
    • Spectator sports, recreational sports tournaments and organized recreational sports leagues.
    • Health clubs, fitness centers, workout facilities, gyms, and yoga studios.
    • Swimming pools, whether public or private, except swimming pools for single households.
    • Residential and day camps.
    • Campgrounds, including recreational camps and recreational vehicle (RV) parks.
      • Excludes people living in campground RVs with no other viable place of residence.
      • Excludes people living in cabins, mobile homes, or other fixed structures that are meant for single families and where preexisting residential activity already has been established. (E.g., for people who have part-time preestablished residences at campgrounds for the summer months.)