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Ohio pools, non-contact sports to reopen May 26; day camps to reopen May 31

Ohio announced that several industries and businesses will be permitted to reopen on May 26.

May 26 will be a big day of reopenings in Ohio.

In addition to gyms, fitness centers and BMVs, swimming pools, and non-contact sports across the state will be permitted to reopen on that date, Ohio Lt. Governor Jon Husted announced on May 26.

All activities and industries will be required to practice safe measures amid the coronavirus (COVID-19). As for swimming pools, Husted said that there is no evidence that the virus can spread through pools that are treated with the chemicals typically used. The guidance does not apply to water parks or amusement parks, which will remain closed until further notice.

In addition, day camps in the state can re-open on May 31. 

With daycares centers set to reopen on May 31, the vast majority of the state's economy will be permitted to reopen by the end of the month. Ohio has been under a stay-at-home order since March 23 due to the coronavirus.

As of Thursday, Ohio has 26,357 confirmed and probable positive coronavirus cases, including 4,718 hospitalizations, 1,268 ICU admissions and 1,534 deaths.

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