DeWine Issues Public Health Order Banning Dancing at Mass Gatherings


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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN)--Governor Mike DeWine's latest health order for the state, during the coronavirus pandemic, addresses large gatherings, like wedding receptions.

In his release on Monday, DeWine says socializing and activities are no longer allowed on open congregate settings. There is also no dancing permitted.

The order goes on to say that guests must be seated at all times, and traditional wedding reception activities, like the first dance, toasts, bouquet toss, and cutting the cake are permitted.

If food and beverages are being served at an event, guests can only be served at their seat. No self-serve buffets or bar areas are permitted.

Masks must also be worn at all times, unless actively eating or drinking. Also, no more than 10 people are to be seated at any one table, and only members of the same household can be seated at the same table.

DeWine last week also said he is considering additional shutdowns of bars and restaurants, if the coronavirus numbers do not improve.