Ohio is ready to open back up. Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday that indoor and outdoor recreation facilities can get back to business on June 10. The governor said Ohioans must still be cautious, “It is up to each of us to do what we can to keep each other safe and choose to keep six feet of social distance, wear masks, and maintain good hand hygiene.”
What’s Opening Up
- Indoor Movie Theaters
- Playgrounds (outdoors)
- Indoor Family Entertainment Centers
- Indoor Sports Facilities
- Art Galleries
- Country Clubs
- Ice Skating Rinks
- Laser Tag
- Public Recreation Centers
- Roller Skating Rinks
- Social Clubs
- Trampoline Parks
Face Masks Required For Employees
Employees will be required to wear face coverings unless there’s some circumstance that makes it unsafe. Businesses must allow all customers, patrons, visitors, contractors, vendors, and similar individuals to use facial coverings if they choose. The rules don’t require customers to wear masks. Individual businesses may insist on it, though. It is suggested that businesses require customers to wear face masks and offer to provide them.
Sanitize and Check For Symptoms
- Businesses must keep an eye on symptoms and step up their sanitizing game.
- Daily symptom assessment of employees required
- Employees must stay home if they have symptoms
- Regular hand-washing required
- Hand sanitizer must be placed in high-contact locations
- High-touch items like carts must be cleaned after each use.
It is also suggested that businesses close once a week for a deep cleaning. It’s also suggested that businesses keep groups of employees on the same shift.
Six Feet Apart
Every effort must be made to enforce social distancing. Included on the list:
- Special hours for at-risk populations if appropriate.
- Hand sanitizers in high contact locations
- Stagger entry of guests
- Sports activities must follow rules for Non-contact Sports
- Post social distancing signage
- Disinfect high-contact surfaces hourly
- Clean merchandise before stocking if possible
- Establish maximum capacity
- Discontinue self-service food stations, product samples
- Use social distancing marking
- Encourage contactless payment.