Many Ohio School Districts Sought Permission To Add Spectators At Sporting Events

Sep 18, 2020


Public records show one in six Ohio public school districts asked the state for permission to add additional spectators for fall sporting events. 

The requests followed Governor Mike DeWine's plan  setting limits on how many people could attend. The review of requests and responses by the Associated Press found the Ohio Department of Health approved all requests quickly, sometimes on the same day. The records show some local health departments reduced districts' requests before they went to the state for approval.