As of June 5th, dance floors at wedding receptions in Ohio have been allowed to reopen after being banned recently for safety reasons due to COVID-19. Governor Mike DeWine quietly made the big announcement today after hearing growing concerns from Ohioans about the potentially negative effects of receptions being held without dancing. After initially stating that dance floors were prohibited at the beginning of the month, this is a sudden change for the wedding industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Even though dance floors have once again reopened for Ohio wedding receptions, you still need to keep your guests as safe as possible.
Keep Your Distance
Social distancing is just as relevant now as it was before. In Ohio, the public health order is now revised to include wedding receptions and banquet hall events. But, that does not mean things should go back to exactly how they were prior to the pandemic. The order, which was posted to Ohio’s coronavirus website on Monday, allows “open congregate areas” such as dance floors to reopen. However, this is only permitted as long as sanitation and social distancing guidelines are followed properly.
Although wedding venues can now open their dance floors, guests must remain seated while drinking or eating. Wedding guests must also must stay six feet apart from one another. Because of this, the traditional dance club situation found at most wedding receptions should not be the case. Instead, dance from a distance. Adequate space between you and your guests will ensure that people are safely having fun on the floor.
Do the Safety Dance
You can dance if you want to, but, should you? That is the question now being pondered by everyone with upcoming nuptials. Yes, it is the season for weddings. And yes, restrictions on receptions are now being lifted so that they feel as normal as possible. Because of this, it is important to remember that COVID-19 is still out there even during your celebratory time. Dancing by yourself or with your significant other is the safest choice.
If anything, the numbers are showing that coronavirus cases are starting to rise again due to the reopening of the economy. Therefore, you need to make sure that you and your guests are as safe as possible. Please follow all safety protocols if you choose to have dancing at your reception. The less physical interaction you have between members of your party, the less chance you have of contracting the virus. As the old saying goes, it is better to be safe than sorry.
An Understanding DJ
Jason Kent Sound and Lighting understands your coronavirus concerns. We are following all CDC guidelines on and off the dance floor. Safety is our number one priority. If you book us to be your wedding DJ, we assure you we will wear a face mask and practice social distancing. We want to make sure that our DJ booth is a safe place by having a minimum of six feet between us and your guests. Our upcoming dates for the fall are filling up fast. So, contact us today or call 419.619.637 if you have any questions about how we can help your wedding day.