COVID-19 Travel Alerts and Information
Last Updated Monday, March 28, 2022
Visitors and locals are no longer required to wear masks by the City of Columbus. On Monday, March 7, 2022, Columbus City Council lifted the city’s existing mask mandate, based on health data and recommendations from the CDC, Columbus Public Health and the city’s health commissioner; however, it should be noted that individual restaurants, attractions and businesses can choose to require specific health and safety practices on their premises (such as mask-wearing) based on what they believe to be best for their customers and businesses. Further information and details regarding COVID-19 guidelines can be found with the Office of the Mayor and Columbus City Council.
The Columbus community has shown incredible flexibility and resilience in navigating the COVID-19 pandemic, and health and safety will continue to be a top priority for Experience Columbus. Lifting the mask mandate provides local businesses the ability to determine what is best for their operations.
Questions about what to expect at a business, restaurant or attraction?
Easy ways to discern the policies and any temporary operating hours observed by a local business include checking the facility’s window signage, social media account and/or website. Further information and details regarding COVID-19 guidelines can be found with the Office of the Mayor and Columbus City Council.
Live Forward Pledge
Experience Columbus and many of the organization’s partner businesses have committed to the Live Forward Pledge and GBAC STAR™ Accreditation to provide confidence and peace of mind that safety guidelines are being followed. The Live Forward Pledge is a promise to follow federal, state, and local health and safety guidelines and therefore may change by definition (as those guidelines change). The Pledge remains a helpful indicator of customer peace of mind and health prioritization throughout the city.
Updates on CDC and Columbus Public Health guidelines can be found here: