DeWine Issues More COVID Related Health Orders

On a short-term basis, the Ohio Department of Public Health has issued an order through July 15th, allowing for Contact and Non-Contact Competition to resume for all sports if teams agree to all of the guidelines in the order.

Included in those guidelines are things such as:

*During that period, tournaments, games and scrimmages can resume as long as teams agree to new guidelines including testing of all players, coaches and sports staff before travel and competition.

*Additional requirements include daily symptom assessments, mask requirements for athletic trainers while tending to players as well as coaches and officials whenever possible.

*Strict social distancing will be required for players who are not actively engaged in practice or competition. The guidelines also require immediate isolation and medical care for a player who develops symptoms.

*During the one week period, practices and open gyms with another team or club and inter-club/team play are also permitted as long as they follow the same guidelines.

For more information on guidelines, visit https://coronavirus.ohio.gov.

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In a separate order, Governor Mike DeWine announced that the department of health will issue an order, effective 6pm July 8th, that will mandate wearing of face coverings in public in all counties that are designated Red Level 3 Public Health Emergency Alert.

Those counties are:

Franklin, Butler, Hamilton, Montgomery, Cuyahoga, Huron and Trumbull.

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