OHIO – Last Month members of the Ohio Expositions Commission expressed concerns for public health, as well as the financial feasibility of hosting a socially distant fair that would adhere to social distancing protocols amid the coronavirus pandemic, now those concerns have been reversed.
Today Tuesday June 16th, Interm Health Director Lance Himes gave fairs permission to reopen, as long as certain guidelines are followed.
Those orders are much like other orders that have been set down for business and amusement parks
- six foot rules
- discouraging large congregations of people on the fair grounds
- sanitation stations located across the fairgounds
- Animal exhibition allowed to be held
- For a full list click here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/publicorders/do-County-Fairs-Animal-Exhibitions.pdf
This is a month too late for some fairs like the Ohio state fair that announced a closure mid May, but lessens restrictions for Fairs like the Pickaway County fair that has been full steam ahead and has never backed down from a, “full fair.”