Statement from the Ohio Games on Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Updated on March 18, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is unprecedented, and the situation is rapidly changing. We are very concerned with the health and wellbeing of our athletes, staff, volunteers, partners, contractors, and all involved with our events. 

We are also saddened that events have been canceled, businesses have closed, and social gatherings have been limited. We support these measures and have confidence in the efforts of our governments and healthcare providers. The Ohio Games staff has been consulting with and will continue to work with medical professionals, local governments, and our national governing bodies and organizations, including the National Congress of State Games, to address the changing needs of our organization and those we serve. 

We are following the guidance issued by both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Ohio, and at this time, all events will continue as planned. 

We are aware that the situation continues to evolve, and we will communicate updates to everyone as soon as possible. We encourage you to follow the travel, prevention, testing, and treatment recommendations outlined by the CDC. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this ever-changing situation. 

You can learn more about CDC guidelines at ​

Thank you, Mick, Nick, and Rebekah

The Ohio Games Executive Committee