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The Columbus community has been able to safely 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. indefinitely to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, also in effect indefinitely, 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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Conventions Matter

Columbus is committed to the visitor experience. We recognize the value of tourism.

Greater Columbus welcomes 43 million visitors each year, directly spending $7.6 billion at local businessesThe tourism sector supports nearly 78,600 jobs in Columbus and Franklin County, one in every 12 jobs.
$156 million in city tax revenue is generated by the tourism industry, saving each Franklin County household $2,599 per year.

The top five industry sectors that benefit from visitor spending are retail, food and beverage, transportation, entertainment and lodging.