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THE PEOPLE & SMALL BUSINESSES AT THE HEART OF OHIO

CURRENT

STATE GUIDELINES

A SUMMARY BASED ON PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS 

& CORRESPONDENCE WITH STATE OFFICIALS 

LAST UPDATED: 18 NOV 2020

  • WEDDING CEREMONIES
    Unrestricted

  • RECEPTIONS
    Max 300 Attendees - Actual capacity determined by venues' socially-distant capacity

  • FLOOR PLAN & GUEST SEATING
    No more than ten (10) guests per table, and those individuals must be from the same household. Maintain minimum six (6) foot distance from the outermost chair of one table to the nearest chair of adjacent tables

  • 300-PERSON LIMIT IS PER VENUE, NOT PER EVENT
    Venues may host a total of 300 guests - not separate events with up to 300 people

  • MASK MANDATORY
    For those over 10 years of age with no extenuating health circumstances.

  • 10 PM CURFEW
    Ohioans should be home and retail establishments closed by 10pm daily

  • CONGREGATION AREASProhibited - no socializing or activities.

  • DANCING
    Prohibited

  • LIVE ENTERTAINMENT / DJs
    Permitted (guests must remain seated)

  • ATTENDEES MUST REMAIN SEATED AT ALL TIMES
    Traditional wedding reception formalities such as First Dance, toasts, tossing the bouquet, and cutting of the cake are permitted

  • FOOD & BEVERAGE
    Must be served tableside

  • BUFFETS
    No self-serve buffets and no self-serve bar areas permitted

  • ALCOHOL SALES PROHIBITED
    After 10 PM nightly

  • PRIVATE ESTATE/RESIDENCE EVENTS
    Unrestricted

Ohio Event Safety is not, and does not claim to be, an official government appointed advisory group or task force. The ideas and information shared herein are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in this guide without seeking legal or other professional advice

THE
GUIDE

MILLIONS OF PEOPLE 

HAVE THEIR LIVES ON HOLD

& THEIR LIVELIHOOD IN DANGER

Inspired by the collective effort of hundreds of industry professionals across the state of Ohio, this guide was created to provide interpretation of the current state regulations through the lens of event production.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDED ARE NOT ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL Implementation of any procedure will be influenced by a number of factors including type of facility, services provided, local Department of Health enforcement, and more.

THE OES REOPENING GUIDE IS SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO:

  • Events hosted in Catering & Banquet Facilities as defined by the Dine Safe Ohio Order (Revised June 1st, 2020)

  • Events service 300 guests or fewer

  • Private events with an emphasis on weddings and wedding receptions

Following these recommendations cannot guarantee an illness-free event, nor compliance with all government mandates.

 

ALWAYS REVIEW CURRENT GOVERNMENT ORDERS AND CONSULT YOUR LOCAL DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH FOR CLARIFICATION.

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THE

PLAN

ESTABLISH A PARTNERSHIP

BETWEEN THE EVENTS INDUSTRY AND THE GOVERNMENT

Our industry is unique, the full extent of which is impossible to understand without first-hand experience in the field. We offer our experience, to supplement that of health officials in order to
FIND A PATH FORWARD THAT IS REALISTIC • SUSTAINABLE • SAFE

THE MESSAGE

This is NOT a plea to

indiscriminately reopen events

 
 
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OUR

MISSION

MITIGATING THE SPREAD OF COVID-19

IS CRITICAL TO THE ECONOMIC STABILITY OF SMALL BUSINESS

Ohio Event Safety unites event professionals with the common goal of executing safe events through collaboration with not opposition to, the Government. A challenge of this nature necessitates a collective response. 

COLLABORATION IS NECESSARY TO ACHIEVE THE FOLLOWING:

  • PROMOTE COHESION AND EFFICIENCY 
    Standardizing base-level procedure will allow for greater inter-disciplinary cooperation, streamlining event production, and increasing profitability.

  • REBUILD CONSUMER CONFIDENCE
    Normalizing compliant procedures promotes more realistic client expectations, reducing unfair comparison and undue confusion during the vendor hiring process.

  • PREVENT A SUBSEQUENT CLOSURE
    Responsible, decisive action is required to minimize interruption to our business operations.

 

RESOURCES

INDUSTRY LEADERS COMING TOGETHER TO PIONEER PROGRESS

We are constantly amazed by the resilience and grace of our incredible couples and clients. We know it's not just businesses affected by this uncertainty - there are real people behind these gatherings.

RELEVANT LINKS TO ASSISTANCE & EDUCATION

 

SUBMIT QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK

info@ohioeventsafety.com

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The information presented here is for informational purposes only. It does not and shall not be considered guidance on or an interpretation of past, present or future rules, statutes, orders or regulations which are applicable, directly or indirectly, to our industry. Any use of any information provided on this site is done at your own discretion and risk and any liability incurred by you is your sole responsibility.