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Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Columbus to Require Masks in Indoor Public Spaces

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Wednesday, Sept. 8 during a press conference that he would be issuing an executive order requiring all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, to wear a mask in indoor public spaces. The executive order will be virtually the same as one issued last year, including enforcement. The order is in effect […]

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Ohio State Joins List of Employers and Universities Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Ohio State Joins List of Employers and Universities Requiring COVID-19 Vaccination

With the announcement Monday, Aug. 23 that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted full approval to the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, The Ohio State University announced on Tuesday it would require every student, faculty and staff member to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with a first dose received by Oct. 15. Employers and universities across the […]

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Masks Required at OSU Games, Columbus Concerts, City Buildings and More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Masks Required at OSU Games, Columbus Concerts, City Buildings and More

Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control placed Franklin County in the high transmission category in its COVID-19 Integrated County data tracker. In response to the increased level of transmission and a rising number of cases attributed to the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy, a number of Central Ohio institutions are requiring individuals to […]

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New State Law Blocks Columbus From Issuing Mask Mandate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal New State Law Blocks Columbus From Issuing Mask Mandate

BY: JAKE ZUCKERMAN Amid a COVID-19 surge in Ohio’s most populous county, health officials wanted to once again require the use of face masks indoors to slow the spread of COVID-19. Unlike July 2020, however, this time they hit a wall. State legislation that took effect earlier this summer forbids health departments from issuing blanket health mandates among people […]

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Central Ohio Public Health Departments Issue Indoor Mask Advisory

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Central Ohio Public Health Departments Issue Indoor Mask Advisory

Just two months after repealing Columbus’ mask mandate, officials from Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health have issued an indoor mask advisory. Dr. Mysheika Roberts and other health officials addressed the current state of the pandemic in Central Ohio earlier Thursday afternoon in response to an increase in COVID-19 cases rates. In the […]

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ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal ODH’s COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Won’t Include Mask Mandate

BY: SUSAN TEBBEN The Ohio Department of Health said new COVID-19 guidance for schools as they plan for a new school year will include safety recommendations, but no mandate for mask-wearing, even for the unvaccinated. In a press call on Monday, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, chief medical officer for the ODH, said guidelines would be released on […]

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DeWine Signs Bill Temporarily Banning School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal DeWine Signs Bill Temporarily Banning School COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

By Jake Zuckerman Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed legislation Wednesday that could block schools from mandating vaccination against COVID-19 for the fall. In the dying moments of the final legislative session before a summer recess, lawmakers tacked the vaccine provision as an amendment onto an unrelated bill regarding educational opportunities for military children. The amendment: Forbids public K-12 schools and […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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