COLUMBUS, Ohio – Regarding the recently issued order for mandatory requirements for sporting eventsGovernor Mike DeWine says schools can request a waiver to request a higher spectator limit.
Under the current ordinance, spectators for outdoor events are limited to the lesser of 1,500 people or 15% of fixed seating capacity. For indoor sports, this limit is the lesser of 300 people or 15% of the fixed seating capacity.
“The main objective of enabling spectators at school sporting events is to assist officials and relatives of players, coaches, team staff and other participants in the event,” said DeWine at Tuesday’s coronavirus briefing. âIdeally, the spectator limit would allow at least two, and possibly up to four, family members to attend a sporting event, provided the venue is large enough to allow at least six feet of distance. social between groups. “
However, if a site has more space to allow additional spectators while maintaining the social distancing requirement, a notwithstanding provision in the ordinance allows schools to request a higher spectator limit. Schools must submit a written plan to their local health department and the Ohio Department of Health justifying the increase in capacity and how social distancing will be maintained.
Enforcement of social distancing requirements rests with the homeschooling, DeWine said.
Through the Ohio Development Services Agency Diversity and Inclusion Technology Internship Program, there are 200 scholarships available for students to receive training in tech schools, Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said.
The challenge, he said, is that there are only 26 companies offering internships.
âWe need employers to offer these internships. The application period is open at the moment, âhe said. Companies can apply until September 8.
Through the program, the state pays two-thirds of an intern’s salary. Students can apply for scholarships until September 22.
Economically, things continue to improve in the state, which recently posted an unemployment rate of 8.9%, from a peak of 13.9% in May.
âWe are on the road to recovery, economically speaking,â Husted said. âWe have to keep our momentum going. “
He encouraged Ohioans looking for work to find employment at OhioMeansJobs.com, which has over 169,000 jobs available, including nearly 80,000 with an annual salary of over $ 50,000. The site also has more than 1,800 listed internships.
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