Zoos, movie theaters, and other entertainment venues allowed to reopen next week in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WJW) – Some of your favorite summer activities will reopen in a week.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Thursday the reopening guidelines for certain entertainment venues.

Playgrounds, zoos, aquariums, movie theaters, and other recreational facilities are allowed to reopen June 10.

These businesses have been closed since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Ohioans are able to do two things at once. We can continue to limit the spread of COVID-19 while we safely reopen our economy,” Gov. DeWine said in a press release.

The main changes you’ll see are guidelines for social distancing measures, which may include limited capacity, and employees will be wearing masks.

Here’s the full list of what has been given the green light to open June 10:

  • Aquariums
  • Art galleries
  • Country clubs
  • Ice skating rinks
  • Indoor family entertainment centers
  • Indoor sports facilities
  • Laser tag facilities
  • Movie theaters (indoor)
  • Museums
  • Playgrounds (outdoor)
  • Public recreation centers
  • Roller skating rinks
  • Social clubs
  • Trampoline parks
  • Zoos

You can read more about the guidelines here.

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo announced it would be opening June 17.

The governor says day camps and residential camps are allowed to reopen at any time.

Gov. DeWine has not given guidelines for amusement parks or waterparks or released a timeline on when announcements could be coming on those facilities.

Click here for a list of summer cancellations and closures

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