What’s Permitted for Ohio Events Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic?

June 25, 2020

Governor Mike DeWine has approved gatherings of up to 300 guests across the state of Ohio. However, these events may look different then planned to ensure the safety and health of all employees, guests, and personnel in attendance. We’ve compiled a list of what’s permitted within these guidelines to help you get a sense for what your upcoming event may look like. 

Congregating 

As of June 5, Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, has granted approval for congregating that complies with social distancing guidelines. This means dance floors are reopened! However, guests should continue to comply with six-foot social distancing requirements, and are encouraged to stay home if they are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Social Distancing 

Social distancing practices of maintaining at least 6 feet of space between individual parties (i.e. individuals or families) are still being upheld. This primarily looks like spaced lines for waiting and updated occupancy limits that allow guests to comply with social distancing regulations. In addition, each table will have a ten-person maximum and spaced at least six feet from other tables. 

Staff & Sanitation 

In accordance with safety regulations issued by the state of Ohio, high touch point areas will see an increased frequency in sanitation. All our employees here at the NEW Center are receiving COVID-19 training before returning to work, highlighting increased sanitation and safety measures. All employees will be required to wear masks, frequently wash hands, and utilize other state-approved sanitation measures. 

Knowing What To Do 

We know it’s hard to keep track of what’s required, so we’ll be posting signage highlighting safety practices such hand washing, social distancing, and awareness of common COVID-19 symptoms throughout our event center. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help, and look forward to hosting your event soon!

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