In a short but sweet tweet and media release, the Hamilton County Sheriff has announced it will be enforcing Gov. Mike DeWine's new statewide 10 p.m.-5 a.m. curfew.
The curfew goes into effect today for all of Ohio and will last for 21 days.
HCSO will enforce Statewide Curfew Order. Enclosed is our media release. pic.twitter.com/znLHljyuvP— Hamilton County Sheriff's Office (@hcso_org) November 19, 2020
Per the release, the sheriff says, "Violators will receive a verbal warning to comply with the order. After being verbally warned, the violater(s) will be cited under 3701.352 Ohio Revised Code, Misdemeanor of the 2nd Degree."
A second-degree misdemeanor in Ohio is punishable by 90 days in jail and a $750 fine.
The curfew does not apply to those going to or from work, those who need medical care or have an emergency, those who are grocery shopping or going to the pharmacy, and those who are grabbing carry-out or drive-thru.
Bars and restaurants must stop serving in-person at 10 p.m. but can continue to be open for carry-out or take-out orders.
Sheriff Jim Neil also playfully notes: "Yes, you can still take your dog outside or go for a walk."
UPDATE: CPD says they will also be enforcing the order.