Most businesses have re-opened; please check with establishments for hours or more information. Please note: Facial coverings are required throughout Ohio; travel advisory in effect. Learn More
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With the situation evolving rapidly, we encourage visitors to consult national and local health resources as they prepare for travel, including the CDC’s guide to travel in the U.S.
Anyone considering a visit to Cleveland and/or Cuyahoga County should note:
Those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not recovered, those who are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19, and those who are exhibiting the symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, remain prohibited from entering the state of Ohio unless they are doing so under medical orders for purposes of medical care, are being transported by emergency medical services, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for the purposes of initial care or are a permanent resident of Ohio.
Gatherings of 10 or more people are restricted, except for weddings, funerals, religious gatherings and events held at restaurants, bars, catering facilities and similar businesses and operations. Those facilities are permitted to host up to 300 attendees.
On July 23, the State of Ohio issued a statewide travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15 percent or higher. Those traveling from any of the states listed here should self-quarantine for 14 days at home or in a hotel upon arrival. The self-quarantine recommendation applies to those who live in Ohio and to people who are traveling into Ohio from any of these states.
All individuals are required to wear a facial covering in any indoor location when not at a residence, when outdoors and not able to consistently maintain six feet physical distancing and while waiting for or riding public transportation or ride-sharing vehicles.
Travelers that have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not recovered, are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19 or exhibiting the symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, remain prohibited from entering the state of Ohio unless they are doing so under medical orders for purposes of medical care, are being transported by emergency medical services, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for the purposes of initial care or are a permanent resident of Ohio.
Destination Cleveland is committed to working with our partners to help provide a safe environment for visitors to the region. We are confident that area businesses that are open are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol and procedures to help limit the spread of communicable illnesses. We encourage everyone to follow the health and safety precautions issued by the CDC to limit the spread of communicable illnesses and to make informed decisions as they go about their daily routine.
We have launched a CLEAN COMMITTED program provide peace of mind to residents and visitors as they explore. We have partnered with Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland and the region’s healthcare experts at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Cleveland Clinic, The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals to ask tourism and hospitality business owners to be CLEAN COMMITTED by adopting a standard set of cleanliness practices. View a list of CLEAN COMMITTED businesses here.
Most organizations are also addressing the preventative measures they’ve instituted on their websites, if you’re interested in learning more.
Auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, performance theaters and indoor concert and music halls remain closed. Parades, fairs, festivals and carnivals are not permitted, except for county fairs approved by local public health departments.
Please refer to our event calendar for status of ongoing and special events, which we are updating frequently. Please note that this list is not comprehensive of all events taking place in the Cleveland area. We also encourage visitors to consult the event or its organizer’s website/social accounts for the most up-to-date information and additional details.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) remains open and continues to receive arriving and departing passengers. The individual airlines continue to assess their operations, both domestically and internationally. The Airport has instituted measures to protect staff and travelers during this time, including increased cleaning and social distancing efforts. Additionally, as of July 8 at 6 p.m., facial coverings are required in public places, which includes the airport.
Most hotel and lodging businesses are open. Some area hotels or alternate lodging establishments may have temporarily closed, so we encourage visitors to consult with properties directly for up-to-date information and policies.
Hotels are implementing proactive strategies and following CDC guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of hotel guests. We are confident that area hotels and lodging businesses are deploying the appropriate sanitation protocol and procedures to help limit the spread of communicable illnesses.
On May 1, Ohio’s Responsible RestartOhio program, a gradual reopening process for businesses, started. The program includes operating requirements and protocols to help limit the spread of the coronavirus and enhance the health and safety of employees, patrons and visitors.
Restaurants, bars and breweries following these protocols may reopen on May 15 for outdoor dining and on May 21 for inside dining. Please check with each business for opening status, hours and offerings. Many businesses also offer takeout and delivery options.
Museums and other attractions, including aquariums, art galleries, indoor family entertainment centers and sports facilities, movie theaters and zoos following these protocols can reopen on June 10.
Casinos, racinos, amusement parks, water parks and outdoor theaters following these protocols can reopen on June 19.
Greater Cleveland RTA (RTA) bus and rail lines are currently operating for essential travel but with reduced service. Park-N-Ride and Downtown Trolley bus service are scheduled to resume in August. Please visit RideRTA.com for up-to-date information.
Facial coverings are required when riding RTA under the statewide mask mandate. Those living, working and traveling in Cuyahoga County are required to wear facial coverings in any indoor location when not at their residence, when outdoors and not able to consistently maintain six feet physical distancing and while waiting for or riding public transportation or ride-sharing vehicles.
RTA has an enhanced cleaning protocol for all its buses, trains, paratransit and non-revenue vehicles that began on March 5. As of April 2, RTA is taking additional measures to protect customers and employees by adding ultra violet technology (UV-C) to its arsenal of disinfectant procedures.