On Sunday, the Cleveland Browns will face the Pittsburgh Steelers in what’s going to mark their first playoff sport in 18 years. Simply 24 hours after that, Ohio State is slated to face Alabama within the School Soccer Championship Sport.
Usually, every occasion — not to mention each of them — could be a giant boon to the bars and restaurant trade throughout Ohio. However with the Browns’ Wild Card sport scheduled to kickoff at 8:15 p.m. ET and Ohio State’s nationwide title sport set for 8:00 p.m. ET, Ohio’s 10 p.m. COVID-19-related curfew will undoubtedly restrict the alternatives that the state’s institutions must revenue off the video games.
Requested at his press briefing on Tuesday about the opportunity of issuing a variance to the curfew to permit bars and eating places to benefit from the distinctive circumstances of the Browns and Buckeyes enjoying in such massive video games in consecutive days, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine made it clear he will not be doing so.
“There’s nothing extra that I want to do than to only say, ‘Look, let’s don’t have any restrictions. No restrictions on bars. All people return to regular.’ However we’re not again to regular,” Gov. DeWine mentioned. “I can not have a look at these numbers and say that we must always increase the time when folks might be collectively, crowd collectively and be in a bar or in a restaurant. As a result of at a bar or a restaurant, by definition, you can not put on a masks while you’re consuming. You can’t put on a masks while you’re consuming.”
Ohio’s curfew is at present slated to remain in impact via Jan. 23. You possibly can watch Gov. DeWine’s full press briefing within the video beneath: