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DORA is Reinstated

Lucas County Health Department Commission Eric Zgodzinski has reinstated the Downtown Toledo Outdoor Refreshment Area in downtown Toledo, the Adams Street Outdoor Refreshment Area and the City of Sylvania Downtown Outdoor Refreshment Area effective Friday, May 15, 2020.

In order to maintain a safe environment in light of COVID-19, the following is in effect for the two Outdoor Refreshment Areas (ORAs) within the city of Toledo:

  1. Hours will be Noon – 10 p.m. from Sunday through Saturday.


  1. Patrons are discouraged from traveling from one location to another. If an individual finds himself/herself in a group, please spread out and keep the group under 10 in size.


  1. Restaurants in the City of Toledo are permitted to place tables and chairs on sidewalks within the footprint of their buildings thereby allowing patrons to spread out. Outdoor refreshment area drinks, in the officially recognized plastic cup, may be used at these tables and chairs.


  1. ORA cups must still be filled from the inside of the restaurant. The wait staff may carry the cup to patrons seated in their outdoor chairs. Patrons may carry their own ORA cup out of the restaurant and to the sidewalk. Cups must be used outside only.


  1. The current requirement that ORA cups cannot be used on private property remains unchanged.


Cindy Kerr, Vice President of ConnecToledo states, “The outdoor refreshment areas have become part of the downtown culture. We look forward to their safe use and ability to help spread out patrons at our participating restaurants.”


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Downtown Toledo

ConnecToledo Downtown Development Corporation is a 501(c)3 organization committed to the redevelopment of downtown Toledo. This is accomplished by connecting public and private investment to facilitate the implementation of the Downtown Toledo Master Plan and other community priorities, including marketing, event management, environmental maintenance, safety and economic development services. The goal is an exceptional experience for those who invest, play, work, dine, shop and live in downtown.

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