Ohio Bans Mass Gatherings of 100* or More
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH has signed an order to prohibit mass gatherings in the state of Ohio.
Mass gatherings are defined as any event or convening that brings together 100* or more persons in a single room or single space at the same time such as an auditorium, stadium, arena, large conference room, meeting hall, theater, or any other confined indoor or outdoor space.
This would include parades, fairs, and festivals.
Mass gatherings does not include normal operations of airports, bus and train stations, medical facilities, libraries, shopping malls and centers, or other spaces where 100* or more persons may be in transit. It also does not include typical office environments, schools, restaurants, factories, or retail/grocery stores where large numbers of people are present, but it is unusual for them to be within arm’s length of one another.
This order will take effect immediately and will remain until the state of emergency declared by the Governor has been rescinded or modified.
Other announcements made today by Governor DeWine:
FIFTH CASE CONFIRMED:
NURSING HOMES/ASSISTED LIVING:
Fore more information on Ohio’s response to COVID-19, visit coronavirus.ohio.gov or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
*UPDATE: The ban number for mass gatherings in Ohio has been reduced to 50 as of 3/16/20