Rules and regulations for Ohio's campgrounds reopening
Some of Ohio's campgrounds are partially open but are set to completely reopen on May 21 only after meeting the issued guidelines.
Campground operators must post information throughout the campgrounds and surrounding areas to remind campers to take necessary steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Campers will also be reminded to wear a mask or face covering when entering buildings or interacting with other campers.
The state is requiring that campground operators keep public restrooms, shower houses and laundry facilities clean by sanitizing these areas in the morning and evening, as well as during peak usage times.
Ohio campground operators are also mandated to close any nonessential buildings or areas where people could potentially congregate.
These include pavilions, pools and splash pads, recreation centers, gyms, playgrounds, jump pads/pillows, go-karts, pedal-karts, game rooms, basketball, volleyball and gaga ball.
All campground employees must perform a daily symptom assessment before coming to work to monitor for any COVID-19-related symptoms.
Another guideline for campers is that only one family household may occupy each campsite and there must be ten people or fewer at the site in order to maintain proper social distancing.
It is also recommended that all campers practice good hygiene while camping by washing their hands as much as possible.
More requirements for additional sector re-openings will be posted in the near future. The full list of guidelines by the Ohio Department of Health can be found on its website.