Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Ohio’s Schools and Districts

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Unprecedented times call for unprecedented solutions. Ohioans have a rich history of collaborating, innovating and inventing to solve complex challenges. Ohio's partners in education are no exception. Since the ordered school-building closure began, the state's education community has stepped up to ensure student success. This page is dedicated to helping educators, parents, caregivers and students maintain learning momentum in the midst of coronavirus.

The Ohio Department of Education applauds educators, parents and caregivers who are partnering to deliver high-quality teaching and supplemental learning opportunities and students who are applying themselves during one of the most challenging times of their generation.

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The Ohio Department of Health opened a call center to answer questions from the public regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
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A Message from the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Governor DeWine announced Ohio’s school buildings will remain closed for the 2019-2020 school year to protect the health and safety of Ohio’s residents, students and educators. We realize this was a very difficult decision for the Governor – we appreciate his leadership. I am confident that our education community will continue to work cooperatively to provide Ohio students with the best possible experience given the circumstances for the remainder of this school year. We are going to get through this the same way we’ve gotten this far – together. We also understand that there will be many questions stemming from today’s announcement. The Ohio Department of Education remains committed to providing answers as they become available. Finally, I want to thank students, staff, families and caregivers who have demonstrated incredible flexibility and can-do spirit in the face of this public health emergency. I am so inspired by how hard you’ve worked to adapt and respond to this situation. Thank you for your continued patience, flexibility and enthusiasm.

Paolo DeMaria, State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Ohio Department of Health Resources

Be kind. As COVID-19 continues to spread in communities in the U.S., worry, anxiety and fear can lead to stigma toward certain groups, especially Chinese or other Asian Americans. Stigma and discrimination can create fear and anger that is misdirected at our neighbors instead of at the disease itself.

Last Modified: 8/9/2021 10:08:21 AM