- Crowd size will be limited to 300
- Skills training for all sports to resume May 26, including contact sports
Ohio State has approved guidelines for catering and wedding banquet centers to reopen under similar guidelines as restaurants effective June 1, 2020.
“Guidelines include 6 feet between tables and no congregating. For the immediate future, crowd size will be limited to 300,” said Lt. Governor Jon Husted at the daily update on coronavirus, Covid19 pandemic in the state.
Lt. Governor Husted also announced the approval of skills training for all sports to resume on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – including contact sports – as long as safety protocols can be followed.
“Tournaments, games, competitions for contact sports are still prohibited for now. Miniature golf, batting cages, and bowling alleys will be able to resume operations on May 26th if they can meet appropriate safety protocols.”
In his briefing as well, Governor Mike DeWine said “the African American community has been disproportionately impacted by the coronavirus. African Americans make up 13%-14% of the #Ohio population, yet 26% of those testing positive for the COVID19 are African American.”
“And as Governor, my job is to help protect the safety of all of our communities. We have an obligation to be even more mindful in our response to helping those at higher risk. It should not matter where you live or what race you are. We have an obligation to help all Ohioans.”
“Today we have created two new data dashboards that look at key factors associated with health and wellbeing so we can better determine vulnerable populations who need help.”
Governor DeWine said, “In April, we formed the Minority Health Strike Force to develop several specific COVID19 recommendations focused on how communities of color are more likely to have underlying health conditions, less access to healthcare, and discrimination when accessing healthcare services.”
“We will be releasing their preliminary report soon.”
(Information on protocols can be found at http://coronavirus.ohio.gov)
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