H.B. 197 – The State’s Emergency Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact on Ohio Local Governments

    April 2020

    On March 25, 2020, the Ohio General Assembly approved Am. Sub. H.B. 197 (H.B. 197) – an emergency response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Governor DeWine signed H.B. 197 into law on March 27, 2020. This legislation includes important provisions for the governance and operations of Ohio local governments during this pandemic.