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Politics & Public Policy

One Year Later: COVID-19 Pandemic and the Road to Ohio's Recovery

Virtual Forum

Friday, March 19, 2021
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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"If I could make one plea today, when it is your turn to get the vaccine, please take it." – Governor Mike DeWine

It has been one year since the COVID-19 pandemic entered Ohio. On March 3, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine announced the closures of events related to the 2020 Arnold Sports Festival to prevent the spread of the virus. On March 9, 2020, a state of emergency was declared as the first three confirmed cases were announced. In the ensuing weeks, schools and businesses were closed, travel was halted, and life as we knew it irrevocably changed. By the end of the year, more than 690,000 cases and 8,855 deaths had been documented.

A year later, Ohioans are hopeful that we're at the beginning of the end of the pandemic. Vaccine distribution is accelerating, confirmed cases and positivity rates are declining, schools are returning to in-person classes, and certain restrictions are being lifted.

Join us as former WKYC Political Correspondent Tom Beres sits down with Governor Mike DeWine to review the year that changed Ohio and discuss what true recovery - economically, socially, and educationally − actually entails.

The livestream will be available beginning at 12:30 p.m. Have questions? Tweet them at @TheCityClub or send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with ideastream is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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