COVID-19 Updates

In light of current events and attempts to slow the spread of COVID-19, many events are being postponed or cancelled. We are attempting to compile a list of larger events that have been cancelled in the Columbus and Central Ohio area. Your health is important to us and we will do our best to keep this list accurate. However, please note that this is a helpful list only. Please check the official statements and websites of the companies and events involved.

As the state of Ohio goes through a phased re-opening, please see the most updated information at

Re-Opening Schedule

(as of Dewine’s announcement May 14th)

  • May 15: Personal appearance/beauty services including hair salons, day spas, nail salons, barbershops, tanning facilities, massage therapy, tattoo parlors and body piercing locations
  • May 15: Outside services at restaurants and bars, carryout will continue
  • May 21: Inside service at restaurants and bars, plus carryout
  • May 21: Campgrounds
  • May 22: Horse racing, no spectators
  • May 26: Ohio BMV offices
  • May 26: Gyms, fitness centers, recreation centers, non-contact sports leagues, swimming pools
  • May 31: Day care centers, day camps, with enhanced protocols

Steps to Prevent Illness

The CDC has recommendations on how to stay healthy, including precautions in public and how to properly disinfect your home.

Be Kind

As believers, we know God is still in control and he is good. Join us in praying that people keep calmness and kindness toward each other.

Event Information and Cancellations

(to the best of our knowledge)

You can view a note from the Columbus Expo Center and a calendar of events and cancellations HERE.

Nationwide Arena will be updating each event as changes occur. Check their calendar HERE.

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) continues to promote the safety of our patients, employees and community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Beginning Monday, April 27, LMHS is asking all visitors to wear a cloth face covering when visiting any of our healthcare facilities.  Even those who feel well and are not exhibiting symptoms may be carrying the coronavirus.  Covering the mouth and nose will help to prevent the spread of the virus.  In addition to mask usage, LMHS encourages all visitors to maintain a safe social distance of six feet from others.