Sporting events are important to the Columbus community. The city has been able to reopen safely amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place. Please review the FAQ below and check out the industry resources provided.
WHAT ARE THE CURRENT PUBLIC HEALTH REGULATIONS IN COLUMBUS?
As of June 8, Columbus does not require face coverings at indoor or outdoor locations. Similar COVID-19 restrictions have lifted, and can be read here. As Ohio continues reopening, local businesses and venues may opt to follow their own attendance and mask guidelines.
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Experience Columbus are committed to growing our Travel Economy. Learn more about the power of tourism in Columbus here and how you can support our vibrant businesses, including restaurants, attractions, shops and more impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic here.
WHAT IS COLUMBUS DOING TO KEEP RESIDENTS AND VISITORS SAFE?
Capitalizing on Columbus’ strengths as a forward-thinking city, we continue to “Live Forward” to help rebuild Columbus’ economy and support the local community during the COVID-19 crisis. More than 200 Central Ohio businesses have signed the Live Forward Pledge, a commitment to assure customers and guests that they are following all health and safety guidelines set forth by state and local health officials and industry organizations.
Columbus is the second destination in the country to coordinate a citywide effort in pursuit of the Global Biorisk Advisory Council (GBAC) STAR Accreditation, the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention response and recover accreditation for facilities. The John Glenn Columbus International Airport, Greater Columbus Convention Center and Nationwide Arena are currently accredited, while other major hotels and facilities are pursuing accreditation.
WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR SPORTING EVENTS IN THE CITY?
Sports events are permitted with health and safety measures under the state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Please check our event calendar to see what sporting events are happening in the city.
Most professional and collegiate sports organizations in Columbus are proceeding with events with proper public health and safety protocols in place. Check the websites of the Columbus Blue Jackets, Columbus Clippers, Columbus Crew SC, Ohio State Athletics or other organizations to learn more about their attendance policies and COVID-19 measures.