Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that his state would be instituting a curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. to combat the spread of COVID-19. The curfew will start Thursday and last for three weeks, DeWine wrote on Twitter. The Buckeye State set a new record for coronavirus infections on Friday, with 8,071 cases reported, according to the Akron Beacon-Journal, with the state’s top five highest single-day infection totals all occurring in the past week, mirroring a nationwide spike in cases. Residents will still be able to travel for work, emergency purposes, or to get food, according to the Beacon-Journal. “I’m also asking each Ohioan every day to do at least one thing that reduces your contact with others,” DeWine wrote.
Maryland introduced a similar restriction on Tuesday, as Gov. Larry Hogan announced the state’s restaurants would be closed for indoor dining at 10 p.m. beginning on Friday. He also shuttered college and pro football games to fans, according to The Washington Post.