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Register Now for the 2020 Post Election Conference

August 25, 2020 |

Registration is now open for the 2020 Impact Ohio Post Election Conference! After much consideration, this year’s conference will be transitioning to all virtual attendance and will not include in-person seats. We heard from many of you that virtual attendance was preferred in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we agree that it is the safest…

Coronavirus Update August 21

August 21, 2020 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, Governor DeWine offered some details on the much-awaited guidance for fall high school sports. He gave the Ohio High School Athletic Association the green light for fall sports, including contact sports.  Many fall teams have been practicing but were awaiting guidance on…

Ohio Minority Health Strike Force and the Governor’s Executive Response

August 19, 2020 |

On August 13, Governor Mike DeWine announced the Minority Health Strike Force’s (MHSF) final report and the governor’s Ohio Executive Response. The MHSF’s report includes thirty-four recommendations for state leadership to tackle issues that effect health outcomes in at-risk communities such as improving social/economic and physical environments, removing public health obstacles, dismantling racism, and improving…

Coronavirus Updates August 14

August 14, 2020 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday. On Tuesday, the Governor discussed the reopening of Ohio’s K-12 schools.  As part of the conversation he invited three doctors from children’s hospitals across Ohio to discuss how COVID affects children and how schools can keep staff and students safe. Thursday’s press briefing was…

Ohio House Elects Robert Cupp as Speaker

August 12, 2020 |

On Thursday, July 30 the Ohio House of Representatives held a vote to elect Representative Robert Cupp as Speaker of the House. The vote was 55-38 with all Democrats and two Republicans voting no. Following the vote, Representative Cupp was sworn into office by state Supreme Court Justice Judith French. Cupp replaced Representative Householder who…

Coronavirus Updates August 7

August 7, 2020 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Thursday’s briefing was an impromptu one from his home after the Governor tested positive for the novel coronavirus Thursday morning using an antigen test moments before he was to meet with President Trump. Hours later, he tested negative using a more sensitive test…

Coronavirus Updates July 31

July 31, 2020 |

This week, Governor DeWine held press briefings on Tuesday and Thursday.  During the briefings, the Governor provided announcements that county and independent fairs would be restricted to junior fairs only and that childcare providers could soon go back to their normal ratios.  He also encouraged the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to to consider enacting a…

Updates on Ohio’s Statewide Mask Order & Quarantine Recommendations after Domestic Travel

July 29, 2020 |

On Wednesday July 22, Governor DeWine announced that at 6 p.m. on Thursday July 23, Ohioans would be required to wear masks in public. This includes when in indoor locations that are not residences, in outdoor places where social distancing of 6 feet cannot occur, and when waiting for or riding public transportation like a…

Coronavirus Updates July 24

July 24, 2020 |

After hinting at it for weeks, on Wednesday, Governor DeWine announced a statewide mask requirement for all of Ohio’s counties.  Masks will be required for people in indoor public places, in outdoor places where social distancing can’t occur, and when using public transportation. Exemptions are made for people under the age of 10, medical conditions, exercising,…