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OHBA: Compliance with Stay-At-Home order

As of 3/25/2020

The notice below was sent out by the Ohio Home Builders Association on being prepared for enforcement. All BIA members should pay close attention to this guidance. There are media stories from other parts of the state about workers and the general public contacting media outlets about non-compliance in a number of business situations, including construction sites.



During today’s COVID-19 press conference, Governor DeWine and Lt. Gov. Husted made it very clear, ENFORCEMENT of Stay At Home Order is coming and should be expected. Below is a list of bullet points to prepare as best you can.



  • DOCUMENT. Create a document or have documentation ready on how you deem your work as an essential business and be able to justify operations. See the list of exempt trades.


  • SAFETY PROTOCOLS. Have supplies, soap, masks, sanitizer, etc., to show compliance with Section 18 of Stay At Home Order. MUST have safety procedures in place to be able to stay open as an essential business.


  • ENFORCEMENT. Be prepared to stay at home, and be told to stop operations if you cannot comply.


Governor DeWine emphasized determinations will be very fact based, must look at facts, not just specific categories. Read the order, assume business is closed, then look at exemptions and safety requirements required to be satisfied. The Dept. of Health is in charge of enforcement, and it is not their job to interpret the Order.

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