Coronavirus: New guidance issued on Ohio mass gatherings

Coronavirus: New guidance issued on Ohio mass gatherings
Coronavirus: What's Next for Ohio?

Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new order Thursday that will provide clearer guidance for Ohioans in regard to mass gatherings, he said.

The ban for mass gatherings of more than 10 people will remain, however the following new guidance is being released in the order:

  • Gatherings at a household or family residence should be limited to close friends/family and are recommended to be 10 visitors or less.
  • Residents in a red/purple county should limit hosting or attending gatherings of any size.
  • Wear a mask at all times at gatherings and maintain physical distance.
  • Use take out, outdoor dining, or indoor dining only when strict social distancing can be maintained.
  • Take extra precautions if you go to bars/clubs, where use of masks typically is inconsistent and drinking alcohol can lead to less social distancing.
  • Protect anyone w/ serious medical conditions at home by social distancing, wearing a mask, and high levels of hygiene.
  • High-risk individuals should take extra precautions to limit the number of people they interact with.
  • Make the group of people you interact with most often as small as possible and make sure that they are taking appropriate COVID-19 precautions – even if you are just gathering with family, friends, or neighbors at your home.