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Large Employers In Central Ohio Will Maintain COVID-19 Protocols After Health Orders Are Lifted

A Chase Bank is seen, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, in Woburn, Mass.
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Chase Bank

Large employers in Central Ohio are not changing their COVID-19 policies in response to Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement Wednesday.

DeWine announced Wednesday that the state will lift nearly all COVID-19 related health orders by June 2.

WOSU reached out to large employers in Central Ohio to see whether that change will impact companies’ policies. Several employers are maintaining their current COVID-19 precautions.

Chase Bank referred to a memo it sent employees in late April, saying it will open all U.S. offices to employees May 17, allowing 50% of a building’s capacity to return. They expect to bring all U.S.-based employees back to the office in July on a rotational schedule, maintaining a 50% capacity cap.

Ohio State also is not making changes in light of DeWine’s announcement. In an email, university president Kristina Johnson said the university will continue to monitor public health guidance and adjust safety protocols as needed.