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LIST: Mask policies and other COVID protocols for central Ohio school districts, universities

Below is a list of central Ohio districts and their mask policies, COVID-19 resources and other guidelines.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most school districts in central Ohio have moved away from requiring masks in school buildings and on buses as COVID-19 continues to subside in the state.

Columbus City Schools is the latest school district to remove its mask mandate. Hilliard, Westerville, Upper Arlington and several others removed theirs last month.

Below is a list of central Ohio districts and their mask policies, COVID-19 resources and other guidelines. The links also include announcements from the districts, including updates on policy changes, transportation issues and school closures.

You can also follow 10tv.com/covid-19 for the latest COVID-related news impacting schools in the Columbus area.

COVID-19 mask policies and links to school district's guidelines

COVID-19 mask policies for universities

Ohio State University: Indoor mask mandate in place, more information to be released "in the coming days."

Ohio University: Indoor mask mandate in place only in classrooms, laboratories, studios and clinical settings as well as on-campus transportation regardless of COVID-19 community level. 

Columbus State Community College: If City of Columbus lifts the citywide mandate, Columbus State will lift its mandate on March 14.

Franklin University: Campus will resume normal operations on Monday, March 7. Masks will be optional.

Capital University: Mask requirement on Bexley campus lifts after March 4. Law school campus mandate will lift on March 7 after city gets rid of citywide mandate.

Colleges with no mandates:

  • Ohio Wesleyan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio Christian University
  • Otterbein University
  • Kenyon College


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