(Columbus) - The announcement didn't come in time for the Indians home opener on Monday, but Governor Mike DeWine has lifted the 30 percent capacity for outdoor venues such as Progressive Field, and other large sports venues. Instead of the strict numbers, operators of the venues now only have to make sure they have seating groups of no more than ten people, socially distanced.from other group.
Indoor events, such as Cavaliers games at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, and plays at Playhouse Dquare, are still limited to 20 percent capacity, because indoor events are not as safe as outdoor events.
The order signed Monday by Ohio Health Director Stephanie McCloud also allows mass gatherings of other events, such as county fairs, proms, and graduation ceremonies, as long as those in attendance wear face masks, and gather in groups of no more than ten, of which groups are six feet away from other groups.
Essentially, the rules for events are now more general, with rules across the board being the same for different types of events.The governor said, he wants to make this as simple as possible.
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