We have been granted the ability to cease the in-person exemption process and, effective immediately, NO NEW in-person programming exemptions will need to be submitted for review – if there will be FEWER than 300 attendees. For this waiver of the in-person exemption process to remain in place, we MUST continue to ensure that all health and safety measures are followed, including physical distancing, wearing masks, and sanitizing. We will still be required to take names for potential contact tracing, and only boxed meals are allowed. In-person programs with more than 300 attendees will still need an exemption. For the full in-person guidelines, see the OSU Extension Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings and Events.
It is critical that each of us remains vigilant and adheres to the guidelines for the exemption waiver to stay in force. Compliance is key! Please note that as the conditions of the pandemic evolve, we can expect changes in guidance from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), the state of Ohio, and the university; and these changes may consequently change the scope and density in-person programming.