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Capitalizing on Columbus’ strengths as a forward-thinking city, we continue to “Live Forward” to help rebuild Columbus’ economy and support the local community during the COVID-19 crisis. Though many events have been cancelled, Ohio has slowly begun the process to reopen doctor’s offices, retail shops, restaurants and bars, salons and general businesses if the proper guidelines are followed. Attractions throughout Columbus remain closed and the Governor has continued the stay-at-home order with those business exceptions.

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LF Pledge


We're excited to offer the "Live Forward" Pledge to assure customers and guests that each of our businesses who are reopening are putting health and safety at the forefront now more than ever.


Signing the pledge signals an agreement made by businesses to follow federal, state and local health and safety guidelines for proper reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. Once signed, businesses will receive a window decal as well as a customizable signage toolkit to alert patrons of their commitment to the Live Forward pledge. As more pledge partners sign up, the window decal and website badge will become a visual symbol of what businesses have made the health and safety of their patrons a priority. View the current businesses who have signed the Live Forward Pledge.


As more resources become available the resources below will be continually updated with the latest information based on new phases of reopening.

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Businesses that sign the pledge have agreed to adhere to these guidelines:

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Following, enforcing and adhering to the health and safety guidelines for our organization's staff and customers that are outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health and relevant industry associations/governing bodies including:

   - Cleaning and sanitizing of surfaces throughout the day

   - Implementing health checks on employees daily (can be self assessments)

   - Mandating that employees who have any signs of illness stay home

   - Immediately reporting employee or customer infections to enable contact tracing

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Requiring that employees wear protective gear, such as face masks and gloves, and clearly communicating expectations regarding customers wearing face masks, whether mandated or not.

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Implementing and enforcing social distancing practices within our establishment, such as decreased maximum capacity, floor markers and appointment scheduling if possible. 


Submit Live Forward Pledge

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Businesses that have signed the pledge:

Optical Co logo Planetary Media Logo Ghost Label embassy suites logo Shellee Fisher logo
Columbus Museum of Art logo Cohatch logo Franklinton Art Glass logo hampton inn logo Columbus Symphony logo
Dunnco Logo Pinot Pallette Logo Frankart Films logo                    One line logo celebrate local logo
             Mills James logo                Coffee Connections logo Courtyard by Marriott Logo Drury Logo QBC logo
Rose Bredl logo sparkspace logo Radisson Hotels logo Schmidt's logo brush crazy logo
Hilton Columbus Downtown Markey's Logo       Seventh Son logo Forty Duece logo Sandpaper Hospitality logo
              Rowe Boutique logo Tim Hortons Logo canopy logo           Marriott Logo RGD Logo
       Hofbrauhaus logo Mukha Spa logo Barnes and Thornburg Beauty Box logo        Old Trail Printing
heroes and games logo visit westerville Union logo Axis Nightclub       Bartha logo
Greater Columbus Convention Center Easton Logo Roosevelt logo grove city vet logo Crowne Plaza Logo
Fahlgren logo             Brewdog Logo Jolie logo Stringtown logo donyas florals logo
Due Amici logo nielsens logo Polaris logo Excel Decorators logo

Purdy Haus

      451 Spirits logo columbus regional airport authority logo Face Forward Aesthetics logo            Squire Logo The Smithery logo
GPK Logo Hip Hues logo Concord logo
Marriott & Residence Inn Columbus University
       Out of the Box logo COSI logo
COTA Logo       50 Lincoln B&B College Nannies

Courtyard Logo

Columbus Dublin

Blackwell Inn
Le Meridien The Joseph Logo GCAC

Four Points by Hilton logo

Columbus Airport

FPC Logo            Ohio History logo
grand event center logo

      Hyatt Place Logo

Columbus OSU

Courtyard by Marriott Logo

Columbus OSU

catco logo Barcelona logo
Hilton Polaris fire museum logo Ohio Restaurant Association logo Middle West Spirits DJ Danya logo


GBAC STAR™ Accreditationgbac star accreditation

The Global Biorisk Advisory Council’s (GBAC) STAR Accreditation is the cleaning industry’s only outbreak prevention, response and recovery accreditation for facilities. This performance-based accreditation program offers third-party validation to help facilities demonstrate they have the work practices, procedures and protocols to prepare, respond and recover from outbreaks and pandemics to instill confidence in customers, staff and key stakeholders. Learn more here.


Several of our city’s primary visitor touchpoints have committed pursuing this level-up pledge opportunity.


columbus regional airport authority logo COTA Logo Courtyard by Marriott Logo FPC Logo grand event center logo
Greater Columbus Convention Center Hilton Columbus Downtown Hyatt Place Logo hyatt logo  


Business interested in taking this additional step can find more information here.


Mask Up Columbus

With the requirement that businesses ensure employees wear face coverings, and a strong recommendation that patrons do as well, it's likely something that's going to be part of our lives for awhile. Wearing a mask shows kindness for the community, so we've joined the #MaskUpCbus initiative and put together some recommendations for how to style a mask and where to buy one that also supports a local business.

     View updated business information and reopening details: