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Ohio governor issues new guidelines for gatherings

Published: Nov. 16, 2020 at 3:52 PM EST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2020 at 4:37 PM EST
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTAP) -

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed a revised health order aimed at social gatherings.

It strengthens an order signed earlier this year limiting mass gatherings to 10 people.

The new order, to go into effect at 12:01 A.M. Tuesday, prohibits socializing or activities and dancing in open congregate areas.

It says guests at receptions must be seated at all times, and must be served food and beverages at their seats.

Masks must be worn at all times as well, expect when food and beverages are consumed.

And no more than 10 people can be seated at a table, and they must be from the same household.

The order does not apply to religious observances, First Ammendment protected speech, media activity or government meetings required to be open to the public.

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