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Ohio Colleges Plan for Fall Reopening

May 27, 2020 |

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused uncertainty about how students will attend college in the fall. In particular, high school seniors are likely wondering how their academic and social lives will be impacted by changes in response to the pandemic. In March, Ohio campuses shut down, students attended classes online, and many residence halls closed to…

Coronavirus Updates May 22

May 22, 2020 |

Ohio’s now more than 10 weeks into the coronavirus pandemic.  Governor DeWine continues to offer regular press updates on Ohio’s actions to mitigate the pandemic.  Over the last two weeks, his daily press briefings have been reduced to around 3 briefings a week. Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May…

Coronavirus Updates May 15

May 15, 2020 |

Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May 15, 2020, with dates they were discussed, and official orders when imposed. Please visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov for additional details.  All COVID-19 orders can be found here.  More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard here. Should you have health-related questions, the Department of Health hotline…

Ohio Prepares for November General Election

May 14, 2020 |

With the primary election behind them, Ohioans begin to look towards the November election. According to a recent poll, President Donald Trump narrowly leads former Vice President Joe Biden in Ohio’s 2020 presidential election. The survey, conducted by Emerson College and Nexstar Media, shows President Trump three percentage points ahead of Biden leading 46% to…

The Ohio General Assembly Reconvenes to Address COVID-19 Concerns

May 9, 2020 |

On Tuesday, May 5, the Ohio General Assembly reconvened after both chambers last held sessions on March 25.  The House Finance Committee was the first to meet as the General Assembly resumed committee work. Both chambers held sessions on Wednesday, May 6 and they aim to keep a regular schedule of session and committees in…

Coronavirus Updates May 8

May 8, 2020 |

Below is a list of actions taken in Ohio as of May 8, 2020, with dates they were discussed, and official orders when imposed. Please visit www.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov for additional details.  All COVID-19 orders can be found here.  More data is available on the COVID-19 Dashboard here. Should you have health-related questions, the Department of Health hotline…

Pandemic Pressure: Coronavirus and Mental Health

May 6, 2020 |

Social distancing and stay-at-home measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic are intended to slow the spread of the virus, but for many Ohioans, these measures can take a heavy toll on their mental health.  Fear and anxiety drawn from the pandemic can cause stress for both adults and children. Stress can be more severe if…

Coronavirus Updates May 1

May 1, 2020 |

It’s been more than a month since Governor DeWine and Director Acton issued an order requiring all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Everyone was anxiously awaiting Governor DeWine’s Monday press conference where he began announcing  his plans to reopen Ohio’s economy in a slow, methodical process beginning May…

Controlling Board April 27 Meeting

April 27, 2020 |

At the April 27 Controlling Board meeting, The Office of Budget and Management requested Controlling Board approval to increase appropriation for multiple state agencies in fiscal year 2020. This will allow state agencies to use federal funds made available from the Federal Coronavirus Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act,…