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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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Many states around the country have mandated stay-at-home orders to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that the number of virtual meetings, happy hours and family gatherings have increased drastically and virtual backgrounds are the latest trend for those imagining they are anywhere but on their couch. Check out our virtual backgrounds of Columbus and get inspired for your first post-isolation excursion!

 

We know there are many, many video conferencing tools out there and we encourage you to seek out if the tool you use allows virtual backgrounds. Here are some instructions for just a couple popular tools:

 

Enabling Virtual Background on Zoom

  1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal.
  2. Click My Meeting Settings, if you are an account administrator or Meeting Settings, if you are an account member.
  3. Navigate to the Virtual Background option on the Meeting tab and verify that the setting is enabled. 
    Note: You must logout of the Zoom Desktop Client and login to it again for this setting to take affect. 
     

Learn more about enabling it for yourself or your group, and for size specifications here.

 

Enable Virtual Background on Webex 

(This feature is currently only available in the Webex Meetings mobile app for iOS devices.

  1. Tap Video then tap Virtual Background
  2. To use your own image for the virtual background, tap the + icon
  3. When you're ready for everyone in the meeting to see your background, tap Apply. Webex will remember your selection for your next meeting

 

Learn more about the Webex feature here.

 

We've created some popular Columbus hot spots for you to download freely and use in your next virtual gathering or meeting. Simply click the image below to download and save to your computer to start using.

 

Illustrated Backgrounds
Columbus backgrounds