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City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City of Columbus Announces Mask Mandate

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther announced on Thursday, July 2 that he would be signing an executive order, to go in effect beginning Friday, July 3, requiring the use of facial coverings in public. You will need to wear masks in Columbus in public. Columbus Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts said the city saw a single-day […]

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Recovery & COVID-19: How to Restore Your Finances & Be Better Prepared for Future Crises

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis Recovery & COVID-19: How to Restore Your Finances & Be Better Prepared for Future Crises

The COVID-19 pandemic sent shockwaves through the global healthcare system and wreaked havoc on international economies. The world went into a recession, many people found themselves out of work, and unemployment cases rose to an all-time high. But now that state governments are lifting their stay-at-home orders, businesses are re-opening and economic recovery is happening […]

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COTA: Free Fares to End This Summer, Shift to Cashless Payment Planned

Brent Warren Brent Warren COTA: Free Fares to End This Summer, Shift to Cashless Payment Planned

The free fare policy that was implemented this spring by the Central Ohio Transit Authority in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will likely come to an end this summer, although exactly how the transition back to full fares will work is not yet clear. One thing that is known is that cash payment will not […]

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Coronavirus Update: COSI Reopens, Cases Increase & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: COSI Reopens, Cases Increase & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Thursday, June 25, 6,567 cases and 297 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 8,683 cases and 432 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 47,651 cases and 2,772 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Ohio Joins Other States in Recent COVID-19 Case Upswing

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Joins Other States in Recent COVID-19 Case Upswing

By Jake Zuckerman The new coronavirus accelerated its spread over the last week in Ohio, an analysis of state data shows. On Monday, the Ohio Department of Health published data showing 729 Ohioans contracted COVID-19, the most new cases reported in a 24-hour span since May 21. The 10-day average of new cases has ticked upward […]

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Where Ohioans are Contracting COVID-19 Remains Unknown

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Where Ohioans are Contracting COVID-19 Remains Unknown

By Jake Zuckerman Everyone knows the numbers. About 40,000 Ohioans have contracted COVID-19, 2,500 have died. That’s a piece of the 2 million infected Americans, more than 114,000 of whom have died in the pandemic since January. The data are nearly ubiquitous, a click away. Absent from the Ohio Department of Health’s website, however, is comprehensive information on […]

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Coronavirus Update: City Estimates $41M Decrease in Revenue & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: City Estimates $41M Decrease in Revenue & More

Editor’s Note: As of 6/9/2020 at 5 p.m., the only available data countywide is from the Ohio Department of Health. ODH typically lags behind Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health data, the former of which was not available at the time of publishing. The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, June 9, 5,227 […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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