Ohio Governor Mike DeWine Signs COVID-19 Related Legislation

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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 into law on March 27, 2020, a bill that had passed unanimously in the Ohio General Assembly.  The legislation covers a variety of issues, including taxes, education, the economy, unemployment, government functions, health care, utilities, and the judicial system, all which take effect immediately.  Below are a few highlights of the Bill:

Tax Provisions




Government Functions

Health Care


Judicial System


Vorys has and will continue to provide practice-specific updates related to Ohio's relief efforts and the federal government's relief efforts.  We have put a team in place to assist you in navigating the myriad issues related to these stimulus measures. To see the team, click here.


Vorys COVID-19 Task Force

Vorys attorneys and professionals are counseling our clients in the myriad issues related to the COVID-19 outbreak.  We have established a comprehensive COVID-19 Task Force, which includes attorneys with deep experience in the niche disciplines that we have been and expect to continue receiving questions regarding coronavirus. Learn more and see the latest updates from the task force at vorys.com/coronavirus