The following are the provisions, DeWine said:
1. Each retail business will be required to post a face covering requirement sign at all public entrances to the store;
2. Each store will be responsible for ensuring that customers and employees are wearing masks; and
3. A new Retail Compliance Unit, composed of agents led by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, will inspect businesses to ensure compliance. A first violation of this order will bring about a written warning and a second violation will bring about closure of the store for up to 24 hours.
“We know that masks work,” DeWine said. “They are the easiest, most cost-effective way to limit the spread of COVID-19.” He argued that workers and shoppers have the right to be safe.