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The Columbus community has been able to safety reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 10 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, in effect until Dec. 18, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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Don’t Miss Out: Drive-in Movies in Columbus

From family dinners and evening strolls to Sunday drives, if there’s one positive that’s come out of coronavirus-related shutdowns it’s that it’s allowed us time to slow down and spend more time together as families. As we’ve moved into summer, one…

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Tune in to TBT: The Basketball Tournament

This week, Columbus will be the first U.S. city to welcome back live televised basketball since seasons abruptly ended in mid-March. Starting July 4, The Basketball Tournament, or TBT, a 10-day winner-take-all tournament featuring 24 teams, will take…

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How to Celebrate a Summer Weekend in Columbus

Those big fireworks displays might not be happening this year, but there are still lots of ways to spend a fun summer weekend in Columbus. Here are some tips for a great weekend in the city. Grilling Guide If you're staying home to celebrate…

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Attractions Reopening in Columbus

Summer is here, and Columbus' major attractions are hard at work making their visitor experiences as safe and fun as possible. We've got the details on reopening for most of the major attractions in Columbus right here. Many attractions, restaurants…

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How to Commemorate Juneteenth in Columbus

Though the Emancipation Proclamation declared slaves to be free in January 1863, enforcement and acknowledgement was inconsistent and slow to spread. It wasn't until June 19, 1865 that enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas learned they were…

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LGBTQ-owned Local Businesses in Columbus

Recently, we crowd-sourced an enormous list of Black-owned businesses as an expansion of a blog post we had previously put together featuring a collection of Black-owned restaurants. We shared that it was important because it is one of the most…

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Pride Week 2020 - Different but Still Proud

All things being normal, Columbus' LGBTQ community would be gearing up right now for a 700,000-person celebration of Pride in the city. However, though we can't gather like normal, there are still celebrations and events happening in June. Here's a…

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Celebrating 614 Day

Each year on June 14, Columbus celebrates 614 Day, an ode to our area code and all of the things that make our city so special. Last year, the day designed to champion all things Columbus was recognized by Columbus City Council as an official city…

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