Dear Council Member:

This afternoon, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine held a press conference where he had Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, sign an Executive Order that both clarifies and expands upon the definition of “mass gatherings” as it relates to prohibited activities due to the spread of the Coronavirus.  It was made clear that such a prohibition does not include any type of retail location.  You can read the full text of order by clicking here.

The Governor also ordered all Ohio public and private K-12 schools closed for three weeks effective the close of school on Monday, March 16.

For the most up-to-date information on the state’s response to COVID-19, please visit our website or link directly to the Ohio Department of Health portal or the Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 web page.

If you have any questions, please e-mail us at or call 614-221-7833.



Gordon M. Gough
President & CEO