"This is a start," said Gov. Mike DeWine.

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

COLUMBUS (KDKA) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is allowing sporting and entertainment venues to reopen with 25% indoor and 30% outdoor capacity.

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Ohio’s Republican governor called it “a start.” He says required precautions include mandatory masking and social distancing.

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Seating should also be in “pods” of no more than six people, recommended to be from the same household. The pods should be separated by 6 feet.

General admission will also be allowed as long as masks are worn and social distancing can be maintained.

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He says guidance for events like proms, weddings, fairs, festivals and parades will be “ready soon.”