A SUMMARY BASED ON PUBLISHED DOCUMENTS
& CORRESPONDENCE WITH STATE OFFICIALS
LAST UPDATED: 18 NOV 2020
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
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.
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
No self-serve buffets and no self-serve bar areas permitted
ALCOHOL SALES PROHIBITED
After 10 PM nightly
PRIVATE ESTATE/RESIDENCE EVENTS
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
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.
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
This is NOT a plea to
indiscriminately reopen events
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.
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
LOCAL: POLICY & RELIEF
RESPONSIBLE RESTART - OHIO
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