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Robin Davis
Director of Media Relations
614.645.2425
rcdavis@columbus.gov

Melanie Crabill
Communications Manager
614.645.5300
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City Announces New Program to Assist Small Businesses Mayor Andrew J. Ginther, City Council President Shannon Hardin and JPMorgan Chase today announced the Columbus COVID-19 Small Business Response and Recovery Fund, a loan and grant program created to help small businesses in Columbus get through the challenges of COVID-19. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Appoints Jeffrey Happ Interim Fire Chief Mayor Andrew J. Ginther has appointed Assistant Chief Jeffrey Happ to serve as interim Chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, succeeding Chief Kevin O’Connor who will retire Thurs., May 28. - learn more

Play Safe, Live Smart: Columbus Recreation and Parks Summer Plans Columbus Recreation and Parks Department continues to place priority in keeping Columbus residents safe and healthy during the public health emergency - learn more

City Announces CARES Act Funding Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced that the city of Columbus has received $157 million in federal funds from the CARES Act to provide assistance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. - learn more

Mayor Ginther signs Executive Order allowing boards, panels and commissions to conduct virtual meetings Mayor Andrew J. Ginther today signed an Executive Order, aligned with the recently amended Ohio Revised Code, which temporarily allows the groups to convene web-based meetings. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Responds to Reopening Columbus Mayor Andrew J. Ginther released a following statement regarding the gradual reopening of Columbus. - learn more

City of Columbus Begins Infrastructure Work on Sullivant Avenue The City of Columbus began work this week on $10 million in infrastructure improvements along the Sullivant Avenue corridor that includes roadway repairs, pedestrian safety enhancements, new traffic signals and street lighting. - learn more

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther Names Michael Stevens Permanent Development Director Mayor Andrew J. Ginther announced Michael Stevens will serve as the permanent Director of the Columbus Department of Development. - learn more

Columbus and Partners Announced New Shelter For Homeless Population COVID-19 The City of Columbus, Community Shelter Board and YMCA of Central Ohio announced the opening of a new shelter for homeless residents who have either tested positive for COVID-19 or have been determined by a medical professional to be showing symptoms of COVID-19. - learn more

Columbus Public Health Steps-up Enforcement of Social Distancing and Hygiene for Businesses Beginning today, Columbus Public Health will step up inspections on businesses to assure they are complying with the Ohio Department of Health’s orders for social distancing and basic hygiene to slow the spread of COVID- 19. - learn more

City of Columbus to Delay April Start of Annual Street Sweeping Program The City of Columbus is delaying the April start of its annual street sweeping program at posted routes to ensure convenience and on-street parking availability for residents during the COVID-19 public health crisis. - learn more

Statement from Mayor Ginther Regarding Stay at Home Order Mayor Ginther issued a statement regarding the Stay At Home order from Governor DeWine. - learn more

Fire Chief Kevin O’Connor Announces Resignation Fire Chief Kevin O’Connor announced that he will be resigning from his position as Fire Chief from the Columbus Division of Fire effective May 28, 2020. - learn more

Second Confirmed COVID-19 Case in Columbus Suggests Community Spread Columbus Public Health announced the second confirmed COVID-19 case in Columbus this morning. - learn more

Franklin County Municipal Court Ceases Court Hearings During COVID-19 Pandemic The Franklin County Municipal Court will remain open and functioning but all scheduled court hearings with the exception of prisoner cases will be continued to a date to be determined in the near future beginning on Monday, March 16, 2020. - learn more

Columbus Firefighter Tests Positive for COVID-19 A Columbus Division of Fire firefighter/EMT tested positive for COVID-19. - learn more

Columbus Public Health Reports First Confirmed Case of COVID-19 Columbus Public Health is reporting the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Columbus. - learn more

City of Columbus Among 105 Globally To Score “A” For Leading Climate Action The City of Columbus earned an “A” for its actions to stem climate change, according an organization that works worldwide to encourage companies and governments to reduce their carbon emissions. - learn more

2020 State of the City 2020 State of the City Address - learn more

Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission Releases Report The Columbus Community Safety Advisory Commission released its report to Mayor Andrew J. Ginther at Beatty Community Center in the Near East Side. - learn more

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