Ohio will soon lift COVID-19 restrictions on sports, wedding receptions and more

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Ohio officials are moving to relax COVID-19 safety restrictions to permit school proms, graduations, weddings, sports and other spring events to accommodate more people as hospitalizations decline and vaccinations increase.

The state plans to soon announce guidelines for indoor venues to permit people at 25% of capacity while outdoor settings, such as sports stadiums, will be allowed to admit crowds of 30% of capacity, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday. 

The venues will have to follow some rules and guidelines, such as mandatory mask wearing for employees and customers, seating in pods of no more than six people and separating groups of spectators by at least 6 feet.

The capacity limits would also apply to theaters, a DeWine spokesman said, and would take effect Monday.

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