In Ohio, where over 18,000 people have been diagnosed and at least 1,002 people have died, new rules are in effect from now until May 29.
The new order allows health care facilities to resume procedures that had been postponed. Dentists and vets can open immediately, while offices, industry and construction businesses can open on Monday.
Retail sales can resume May 12. The governor added that shops can schedule appointments for customers now and start curbside pickup immediately.
“We know the economy will not come back quickly, but we must give businesses the chance to start moving,” Gov. Mike DeWine tweeted. “It is our intent to keep people safe and to open up. We can do both. We must do both.”