COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Friday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced a new order will be forthcoming for performance theaters amid the current COVID-19 pandemic
The governor said details are still being worked on but wanted to release some details so these venues can begin planning for performances.
The order includes the provision that indoor venue attendance will be capped at less than 15% of their fixed seating capacity, or 300 people.
Outdoor venue attendance will be capped at less than 15% of their fixed seating capacity, or 1,500 people.
DeWine said many of the other guidelines in the order will align with the limits on spectators at sports venues in a previous order.
On Thursday, DeWine announced that Cuyahoga County has been downgraded from Level 3 (red) to Level 2 in the Ohio Public Health Advisory System. He also said adult day care centers and senior centers may reopen beginning September 21. The centers, which have been closed since March 23, can reopen with reduced capacity and new safety standards.
Earlier in the week, DeWine provided the long-awaited green light for the start of sports for this fall. His order provides that all sports, contact and non-contact, can go forth this fall.