Governor DeWine outlined some of the steps Ohio will be taking to begin easing COVID-19 restrictions around the state.
The governor said sporting and entertainment events will be able to reopen with 25 percent maximum indoor capacity and 30 percent maximum outdoor capacity provided they follow established precautions.
He said if the situation improves in the spring and summer the capacity numbers could be expanded.
The governor said no more than six people can sit together and it’s recommended they are of the same household.
DeWine added that Ohio’s Veterans homes will resume admissions and that restrictions on visits to the state’s behavioral hospitals will be lifted.
The governor stressed that mask-wearing and social distancing will still be required in spaces where other restrictions are being eased.
He said guidance concerning proms, wedding receptions, festivals and more is forthcoming.
Sporting and entertainment events will be able to reopen with 25% maximum indoor capacity and 30% maximum outdoor capacity provided they follow established precautions. This is a start. If the situation improves in spring/summer, this could be expanded.
(ONN) – Racism would be declared a public health crisis in Ohio and the day celebrating the official end of slavery would become a paid state holiday under racial justice measures reintroduced at the Ohio Statehouse this week.
The measures were originally introduced in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which sparked nationwide protests last summer.
Efforts to pass the measures last legislative session were unsuccessful.
Democratic State Senator Sandra Williams of Cleveland, a co-sponsor, said racism needs to be declared “a public health crisis to assure every Ohioan that the legislature is working to make Ohio a fairer, more equitable state.”
The measures call for educational efforts to address racism, the review of all legal ordinances to determine if they’re racist in nature and more.
Also reintroduced was a bill to make Juneteenth, the day celebrating the official end of slavery, a paid state holiday.
The ODNR says the 15-year veteran of the ODNR suffered a medical emergency during the search.
“Our hearts are with the family and loved ones of Officer Jason Lagore, who died in the line of duty last night,” said Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz.
“Our law enforcement officers and their families carry a unique and challenging burden of responsibilities, and we are deeply grateful for their service.”
Fran and I offer our deepest condolences to Officer Lagore's family and his colleagues at @ohiodnr. In honor of his life and service, I've ordered flags lowered on public buildings and grounds in Highland County, and at the Statehouse, Riffe Center, and Rhodes Tower in Columbus. https://t.co/kNPY5yXV4l