On Tuesday, July 7, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced an Ohio Department of Health order, effective July 8, 2020 at 6:00 p.m., that will mandate the wearing of face coverings in public in all counties designated as Red Level 3. This order includes all of Montgomery County. The order to wear facial coverings does not apply to those under the age of 10, nor does it apply to those who meet existing exclusions for facial coverings due to medical or safety issues. Once a county is no longer listed as Level 3, the requirement will cease to exist.
The Dayton City Commission passed an emergency ordinance on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 requiring residents and visitors to wear a face mask. The move is aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19. The new ordinance goes into effect Friday, July 3, at 8 a.m. The law requires face coverings to be worn in enclosed areas with others. This includes grocery stores, retail stores, pharmacies, health care facilities, libraries, bars, restaurants and public transportation. Click here for complete details.
Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Director of Health continue to release sector specific operating requirements developed for business sector eligible to be open. View the fact sheet regarding "Responsible Restart Ohio" protocols for manufacturing, retail, and general office.
If you're looking for PPE, signage and other supplies necessary to reopen responsibly, The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce is here to help. In partnership with Miamisburg-based chamber member epluno, the Chamber has launched StaySafe Dayton, an online PPE and supply store.
Open to all, but chamber members get preferred pricing and exclusive access to hard-to-find items.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, have announced the permitted opening date of June 19, 2020 for amusement parks, racinos, and water parks. These sectors have come up with plans that reduce the number of people, provide for sanitation, and in some cases, provide for one-way traffic. Continue to check our website for updates on openings.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, have announced the next phase of the Responsible RestartOhio plan as it relates to restaurants and bars. Restaurants and bars in Ohio will be permitted to reopen as follows:
Outdoor dining: May 15
Dine-in service: May 21
Ohio Travel Association - Recovery
Melinda Huntley, Executive Director - Ohio Travel Association reviews the integral role Ohio's travel/hospitality industry will play in future successes.
Visitor health and safety is a top priority throughout the Dayton/Montgomery County area and our thoughts are with those affected by the global COVID-19 pandemic. While Dayton remains open for business, we respect our visitors’ decision to travel based on their level of comfort. There are currently no advisories or restrictions on travel to Dayton/Montgomery County or to/from Ohio.
The Dayton Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of restaurants offering delivery and carry-out.
The Dayton CVB staff is here to answer your questions by phone, 1-800-221-8235, or email through our staff directory.
Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County has the latest information regarding COVID-19.
Other Health Resources
Travel Industry Resources
The $5 million program will provide grants to help businesses owned and operated by minorities and women in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Eligible businesses can apply for grants of $10,000 per business on a first-come, first-served basis. This will provide access to much needed capital for up to 500 minority- and women-owned businesses to continue operating now and to prepare for the future.
State-certified Minority Business Enterprises (MBE) and/or women-owned businesses with state certification in the Encouraging Diversity Growth and Equity (EDGE) Program with up to $500,000 in annual revenue and 10 or fewer employees are eligible. Businesses that have received federal assistance through the federal CARES Act are not eligible.
Jobs, Small Business Loans & Unemployment Benefits
Wireless Internet at The Job Center
Montgomery County has installed wireless internet in the parking lot of The Job Center, for anyone who needs to access benefits like unemployment, food assistance, or cash assistance. If you don’t have internet at home, bring your phone, laptop or tablet to the parking lot outside the “Job Services” door at 1111 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd., and connect to the “JFS_Public” network for access.
You can apply for unemployment at unemployment.ohio.gov.
For Medicaid, Food Assistance, and Temporary Cash Assistance, visit ssp.benefits.ohio.gov.
DP&L has suspended disconnection for nonpayment until further notice or a minimum of 30 days. DP&L has published a new web page for up-to-date information.
Effective immediately, Vectren, A CenterPoint Energy Company, is temporarily suspending disconnections of natural gas service for nonpayment. Visit this web page.
The Dayton Foundation and the United Way of the Greater Dayton Area, along with a coalition of philanthropic, government and other individual partners, have joined together to establish the COVID-19 Response Fund for Greater Dayton. Individuals, businesses, foundations and organizations may make charitable contributions to the fund, which will help provide flexible resources to nonprofits that are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 response.