On March 27, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law House Bill 197, which, along with provisions for child care, education, elections, government operations, health care, public retirement systems, and taxation, extended the time period for certain civil, criminal, and administrative actions. On Wednesday, March 25, 2020, the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate unanimously approved House Bill 197, which Ohio Governor Mike DeWine stated, “will ensure continuity of government, extended mail-in voting for our primary, clarity for schools and students, relief to workers impacted by COVID-19, and measures to make sure we are prepared to help Ohioans get back to work when this pandemic subsides.”1

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