Limits on mass gatherings eased


Staff Report



Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie McCloud signed the public health orders that would allow larger groups of people to gather.

Changes to the order on mass gatherings include:

• Wedding receptions, funeral repasts, proms, and other events, whether or not food is served, at banquet facilities shall comply with previously signed health orders, including those regarding restaurants and facial coverings.

• Events at banquet centers no longer have a 300-person limitation, so long as they comply with other health orders.

Changes related to sports and entertainment venues include:

• The maximum number of spectators in any indoor sports venue shall be 25% of fixed, seated capacity.

• The maximum number of spectators permitted in any outdoor sports venue shall be 30% of fixed, seated capacity.

• The maximum number of patrons permitted in any indoor entertainment venue shall be 25% of fixed, seated capacity.

• The maximum number of patrons gathered in any outdoor entertainment venue shall be 30% fixed, seated capacity.

Both orders went into effect Tuesday.

Staff Report