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DeWine Tells State Employees to Stay Home Until 2021

He and his team will continue to work behind the scenes to plan long-term safety

State employees have been instructed to work from home until the new year.

Governor Mike DeWine sent a message to all 50,000 state employees advising that those who are on work-from-home status right now should expect to remain that way until at least Jan. 4, 2021. He cited "COVID-19 cases on the rise and spreading in both urban and rural communities" and said "the months ahead are uncertain and precarious." The state's employees have shown the ability to work remotely well, DeWine said, which made the decision easier.

"Delaying an anticipated office return date until no sooner than January will give us more time to prepare for those who will eventually return to an office setting, and better insight into the anticipated trajectory of the virus in the fall and winter months," DeWine said in his message. "My team will continue its work behind the scenes to plan for your safe return."

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