Governor DeWine issues “Stay at Home” order, Ohio Department of Education updates information on school-building closure

3/23/2020

In light of the current public health crisis, please be sure to check the Ohio Department of Education webpage regularly. Changes, cancellations and updates will be posted there.


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D. MPH, announced Ohio will be under a "Stay at Home" order beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. The order will remain in effect until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020, unless it is rescinded or modified. Read the full order here.
 
Governor DeWine previously announced all Ohio school buildings would close at the end of the school day on Monday, March 16 and would remain closed through Friday, April 3. The Ohio Department of Education is working to provide answers to the many questions this situation poses for schools, educators, students, families and caregivers. Updated information is being added to the Ohio Department of Education website as it becomes available.
 
Most recently, the Ohio Department of Education updated information about supporting whole-child nutrition through continued meal services. It regularly is updating a map that shows sites where students can receive meals during the ordered school-building closure.
 
Information about considerations for students with disabilities also has been posted on the Ohio Department of Education’s website to help address questions about the needs of special education students.
 
Ohio students experiencing homelessness are especially vulnerable at this time as well. The Ohio Department of Education is repurposing McKinney-Vento funds and recommends districts provide additional support to these students during Ohio’s ordered school-building closure. More information about how to support students experiencing homelessness is available here.

Updates will be posted as they become available, so be sure to check the Ohio Department of Education’s website frequently for the latest information.