Dent Schoolhouse opens for the season; coronavirus doesn't scare customers away

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Posted at 9:31 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 12:55:05-04

GREEN TOWNSHIP, Ohio — One of the Tri-State’s most popular Halloween attractions opened Friday night to long lines proving not even coronavirus concerns could scare people away.

Employees of The Dent Schoolhouse made sure all guests wore masks and that groups were distanced 6 feet apart from each other. Capacity is capped at 50%.

"Our staff is trying to train customers to keep that little pocket in between of social distancing," said Dent Schoolhouse co-creator Bud Stross. "Also, in the back there's a spot where groups can wait, and we've measured those out. We are doing our best to follow everything that DeWine and our health department is being adhered to."

The Dent Schoolhouse released information on their Facebook page earlier in September about their safety plan for opening for the fall season.

The post said all guests must wear masks, attendance for the haunted house is capped at 50% capacity each night and social distancing must be maintained while in line and inside the attraction.

In addition, there will be hand-sanitizing stations around the property and an emphasis on cleaning heavily-trafficked areas.

Tickets are on sale now at the haunted house’s website.