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DeWine: Statewide curfew will be extended until Jan. 23

The curfew is from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A statewide curfew issued for Ohio will be extended for another three weeks, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday.

With uncertainty surrounding the effect the holidays may have on hospitals, DeWine says the Ohio Department of Health will be extending the 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. statewide curfew until Jan. 23.

"Our numbers are sort of in flux. They are not going down and we got to see what happens in regards to the holidays and if there is an aftermath in regards to the holidays," DeWine said.

The curfew does not apply to anyone going to and from work or someone in need of medical care. 

The curfew is also not intended to stop anyone from getting groceries or going to the pharmacy, DeWine explained in Wednesday's coronavirus briefing.

Picking up carry-out or a drive-thru meal and ordering for delivery is permitted under the curfew, but serving food and drink within a bar or restaurant must cease by 10 p.m.

The original order can be read here.