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New Health Orders: Take Up to 30% of Fans Out to the Ball Game

Youth baseball game in Delaware
Jo Ingles
Statehouse News Bureau
More fans are now allowed to attend sporting events, such as this youth baseball game in Delaware, as a result of the state's loosening of pandemic restrictions.

Two new health orders are now in effect that relax rules for Ohio professional and youth sports, as well as wedding and entertainment venues. The orders became effective at 12:01 p.m. Tuesday.

Banquet halls no longer have a 300-person limit as long as those attending weddings, proms, funeral wakes and parties wear face coverings and the facilities adhere to other previous health orders.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Tuesday that the state is relaxing pandemic-induced rules for events that draw large crowds.

Youth, collegiate, club and professional sports can have spectators again. Twenty-five percent of the seating capacity can be used indoors. Outdoors, it’s up to 30% seating capacity. And those same rules apply to entertainment venues. 
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