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Interim Health Director signs order to reopen county fairs, animal exhibitions

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-16 18:20:31-04

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Interim Ohio Department of Health Director Lance Himes signed a health order on Tuesday to reopen county fairs and animal exhibitions.

County fairs are permitted to proceed with certain safety standards, like establishing one-way foot traffic to help ensure social distancing and having hand sanitizer readily available.

According to the order, when watching a livestock competition, social distancing is recommending and families should stay in the same viewing area.

The grandstand can only be at half capacity during any fair, according to the order.

The order will remain in effect until October 21.

Cuyahoga County and the Ohio State Fair have already canceled due to coronavirus concerns.

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The Medina County Fair announced they will be moving forward, after previously being postponed.

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To read the entire order, click here.

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