Resource page that is updated daily to reflect the rapid changes in both the federal and state courts in Ohio.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unprecedented times for the judiciary and the bar of Ohio. Now, more than ever, it is imperative that the judiciary, the bar, and all justice system partners work together to ensure access to the courts while also minimizing COVID-19 transmission to the public, litigants, bar, and court staff.
Regularly check the Supreme Court’s Coronavirus website for updated resources: http://sc.ohio.gov/coronavirus/
On March 27, 2020, the Supreme Court of Ohio issued an order which tolls the time requirements as established by all Supreme Court-promulgated rules. The order is in response to Am. Sub. H.B. 197, which Governor Mike DeWine also signed on March 27, 2020. It is intended to align the time requirements contained in Supreme Court-promulgated rules with statutory time requirements tolled by Am. Sub. H.B. 197.
On Sunday, March 22th, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state.