Ohio implements well being orders on mass gatherings, sports activities & leisure venues

COLUMBUS – Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that Stephanie McCloud, director of the Ohio Department of Health, has signed the following public health ordinances:

First amended and revised ordinance to limit and / or prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio with exceptions. Changes include:

• Wedding receptions, funeral services, proms, and other events in banquet facilities, whether or not food is served, must comply with previously signed health orders, including those relating to restaurants and face coverings.

• Events in banquet centers are no longer limited to 300 people, provided they comply with other health regulations.

Additions to the Director’s Second Revised Ordinance, which includes mandatory requirements for youth, college, amateur, club and professional sports, as well as mandatory requirements for entertainment venues. Changes include:

• The maximum number of spectators in an indoor sports venue is 25% of the fixed seating capacity.

• The maximum number of spectators allowed in an outdoor sports venue is 30% of the fixed seating capacity.

• The maximum number of guests allowed in an indoor entertainment area is 25% of the fixed seating capacity.

• The maximum number of guests gathered at an outdoor entertainment venue is 30% fixed seating capacity.

Both orders are effective immediately.