Contact Sports Can Resume In Ohio Under Short-Term Order

Guidance for competitions, competitive games and tournaments has been given through July 15.

(Columbus, Oh.) – Contact sports can resume in Ohio under a short-term order.

Lt. Governor John Husted announced Tuesday that the Ohio Department of Health has issued a Director’s Order providing guidance through July 15 for contact and non-contact sports competitions, competitive games and tournaments to resume.

Games may resume under specific guidelines including:

  • Daily symptom assessments
  • Athletic trainers must wear a face covering while attending to a player
  • Testing of all players, coaches, athletic trainers, support staff and officials before travel and competition
  • Immediate isolation and medical care for a participant who develops symptoms
  • Strict social distancing by players who are not actively engaged in practice or competition
  • Coaches and officials are strongly recommended to wear a face covering when possible

Along with the short-term order, Lt. Governor Husted announced the launch of the #IWantASeason campaign.

“This is a way for Ohio athletes to take to social media to tell their friends that I am wearing a mask – I am practicing social distancing – I am washing my hands – and I’m doing it because I Want a Season,” said Husted.

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