COVID-19 PARTNER TOOLKIT
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Experience Columbus are committed to growing our travel economy, however, the health and well-being of our community, visitors and team are a priority. With the outbreak of coronavirus, or COVID-19, we are taking precautionary steps to flatten the COVID-19 curve by canceling all travel and working from remote locations through April 17. This is being done as a preventative measure out of an abundance of caution, and the expectation is that daily operations, though altered, will not be interrupted.
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Experience Columbus are committed to doing everything we can to help our partners respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we may not physically be in our offices, know that we are still hard at work to secure and maintain business for our community and are here to support our partners in any way we can through these periods of uncertainty.
Please see below regarding the partner resources and COVID-19 toolkit we have compiled. Our team will continue to monitor the situation in conjunction with our state, city and county health officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and we will keep you informed of any additional changes as this rapidly changing public health situation continues. Know that we are still hard at work to secure and maintain business for our community and are here to support our partners in any way we can through these periods of uncertainty.
Thank you for your support as we navigate this unprecedented public health crisis.
RESOURCES FOR COMMUNITY BUSINESSES
You can view our full page of resources and updates here.
IS COLUMBUS CANCELING SPORTING EVENTS?
The Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Experience Columbus are currently contacting events that are scheduled to meet in Columbus in the next 60 days to discuss cancellation, postponement or rebooking.
This decision is a result of new CDC Guidelines that recommend no gatherings of 50+ people take place for the next eight weeks. These guidelines are being enforced by a public health order from Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Director of Ohio Department of Health, Dr. Amy Acton. This includes auditoriums, stadiums, arenas, large conference rooms, meeting halls, cafeterias or any other confined indoor or outdoor space. The latest version of the order can be found here, with the expectation that an update limiting gatherings to fewer than 50 participants should be coming soon.
This is a precautionary measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the pandemic curve.
The health and safety of Columbus residents, visitors, and fans is of utmost importance to the Greater Columbus Sports Commission and Experience Columbus. We are closely monitoring the situation in conjunction with local, regional and national health organizations. You can read more on our rebooking and updates here.