Health Orders Regarding Mass Gatherings, Sports, Entertainment
COLUMBUS, March 2, 2021: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has
announced that Ohio Department of Health Director Stephanie
McCloud signed the following public health orders:
Revised Order to Limit and/or Prohibit Mass Gatherings in the
State of Ohio, with Exceptions.
Wedding receptions, funeral repasts, proms, and other
events, whether or not food is served, at banquet facilities
shall comply with previously signed health orders, including
those regarding restaurants and facial coverings.
Events at banquet centers no longer have a 300-person
limitation, so long as they comply with other health orders.
Director’s Second Amended Order that Provides Mandatory
Requirements for Youth, Collegiate, Amateur, Club, and
Professional Sports and Provides Mandatory Requirements for
Entertainment Venues. Changes
The maximum number of spectators in any indoor sports venue
shall be 25% of fixed, seated capacity.
The maximum number of spectators permitted in any outdoor
sports venue shall be 30% of fixed, seated capacity.
The maximum number of patrons permitted in any indoor
entertainment venue shall be 25% of fixed, seated capacity.
The maximum number of patrons gathered in any outdoor
entertainment venue shall be 30% fixed, seated capacity.
Both orders were effective beginning on March 2, 2021.
Governor DeWine urges Ohioans to remain committed to Safety
In a statewide address to Ohioans Thursday evening, Ohio
Governor Mike DeWine urged Ohioans to remain committed to
following COVID-19 safety practices as Ohio cases trend
downward, and detailed the measurement needed to lift all
Ohio Department of Health orders.
"This has been a very tough year for Ohioans, yet we did what
Ohioans always do—we rallied together to protect the most
vulnerable," said DeWine. "The end of our fight is now in view,
but we must continue pressing forward. We can set realistic
goals that we are within reach for lifting health orders.”
Governor DeWine announced that when Ohio reaches 50 cases per
100,000 people for two weeks, all health orders will be lifted.
Cases per 100,000 people for a two-week period is a measurement
that DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health have utilized
since early in the pandemic.
DeWine also detailed the success that Ohio has seen recently in
the COVID-19 pandemic. Ohio's stay-at-home order and
curfew have been lifted, and restaurants, bars and gyms are
open. In February, Ohio vaccinated over 200,000 educators for
students to return to in-person learning. As of today, nearly 95
percent of Ohio's K-12 students have returned to school for
For DeWine's entire address, visit ohiochannel.org or
read his prepared remarks at coronavirus.ohio.gov.