Stay at Home Order


Last updated March 23, 11:30 am

A stay-at-home order goes into effect for all of Ohio at 11:59 pm Monday, March 23 until April 6. This requires residents to remain in their homes except to conduct certain essential activities. We have summarized the order below for Shaker Heights residents. Please note, our staff is still going through the order and  will update this page as necessary.

Essential Activities

Residents may leave their homes to conduct certain essential activities. These include:

Health & Safety

  • Purchasing medical supplies and prescriptions.
  • Visiting health care providers.
  • Utilizing emergency services.
  • Walking the dog.

Necessary Supplies & Services

  • Groceries. 
  • Household products and needs.
  • Medical supplies and prescriptions (see above).
  • Gas and automotive repair services.
  • Work supplies.

Outdoor Activities

  • Exercise (walk, run, bike etc.).

PLEASE NOTE THESE CLOSURES: All playgrounds and the basketball court at Thornton Park are closed.

Essential Work

  • Residents who are deemed to be involved in "essential work" will still go to work; residents should check with their employers for instructions.

To Take Care of Others

  • This includes a family member, friend or pet in another household.

Types of Services/Stores to Remain Open

Please note, many of the stores you frequent will remain open, but must institute social distancing measures, provide hand sanitizer, and offer special shopping hours for seniors and high-risk individuals. Please check with stores by phone or online if you have questions.

  • Banks
  • Grocery stores
  • Pharmacies
  • Gas stations (and automotive services, including mechanics)
  • Hardware stores
  • Restaurants offering take-out/delivery
  • USPS/UPS
  • Office supplies
  • Laundry services

Mandatory Social Distancing

When outside your home, including while exercising and shopping, residents must:

  • Maintain a six foot distance from others at all times.

Elderly & High-Risk Residents

Elderly people and those who are vulnerable as a result of illness should take additional precautions. Specifically, they are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care. Please consider reaching out to neighbors and family members in this category; if you need help, please call 211 to connect with the United Way’s help line.

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