Bg Banner
  1. Home
  2.  → 
  3. Coronavirus Updates
  4.  → Hamilton County Sheriff Announces Potential Charges For Non-Essential Businesses That Do Not Follow Orders

Hamilton County Sheriff Announces Potential Charges For Non-Essential Businesses That Do Not Follow Orders

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil announced that non-essential businesses as defined by the State order that goes into effect tonight at midnight will face charges if they are caught remaining open more than once. He indicated that businesses would receive a warning if found to be operating, and if they are caught operating again will face charges. The sheriff also stated that deputies will not stop residents who are driving and will assume that they are traveling in accordance with the order. The penalty for violating this order is a second-degree misdemeanor, which carries up to 90 days in jail and a $750 fine. A copy of the order can be found here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/public-health-orders/directors-order-to-stay-at-home

Archives