CLEVELAND — Today is the day fitness centers, pools and BMV locations reopen to the public for the first time since closing back in March as a way to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
On May 26, gyms and fitness centers, recreation centers and studios will be allowed to reopen if they can meet requirements and follow the guidance set by the state. Those protocols will be made available on the state's Responsible RestartOhio website here.
Non-contact or limited-contact sports leagues, such as golf, softball, baseball, tennis and other paddle sports will Tuesday. Leagues including frisbee, cornhole and bocce will also have guidelines set by the state for people to understand the best practices that should be utilized when participating in the sports.
Other higher contact sports such as lacrosse, hockey, field hockey, soccer, basketball, and others are being considered and a workgroup is helping create guidelines for the state to plan their reopenings at a later date, Husted said.
The Bureau of Motor Vehicles across the state of Ohio will reopen on Tuesday. Read more here.
Pools that are regulated by local health departments, including public pools and clubs, will reopen on May 26, Husted said. There is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas or water play areas, according to the CDC. Water parks and amusement parks will not be included in the reopening as they are regulated differently, Husted said. Read more here.