STATEHOUSE NEWS


file photo 2021
In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Indianapolis, Indiana, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on April 20, 2021.
 
 
 

(Columbus, OH) –The Ohio Statehouse will be disinfected soon with a new sanitation device thanks to a grant received from the Office of Budget and Management using the federal CARES Act funding. The all-natural system invented by Engineered Atmospheric Mitigation, an Ohio company, will help prevent the spread of bacteria and viruses among Statehouse tenants and guests.

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is responsible for maintaining the historic character of Capitol Square while providing for the health, safety and convenience of those who work in and visit the complex. During the ongoing pandemic, the CSRAB staff has been working hard to sanitize the Ohio Statehouse. After comparing various methods for cleaning and sanitation due to the novel coronavirus, CSRAB found a system to improve cleaning efforts without jeopardizing the infrastructure of the building or the historic art and artifacts proudly displayed within.

The new sanitation system developed by Engineered Atmospheric Mitigation uses dry fog to sanitize a room in about 20 minutes. The process is safe for the historical art and architecture of the Ohio Statehouse, a National Historic Landmark. It does not increase humidity or leave a residue. The treated room can be occupied soon after the process is complete.

“This system will make sanitizing the Ohio Statehouse faster and more efficient,” said Laura Battocletti. Executive Director of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board “In times like these, it is extremely important that we not only meet, but exceed the guidelines for keeping everyone safe.”

Engineered Atmospheric Mitigation of Logan, Ohio invented the award-winning machine specifically to help with the Covid-19 pandemic to slow and kill the spread of this virus. The device has been tested and approved at a Battelle lab. The system kills 99.99% of virus and bacteria on the surfaces in the rooms.

“As an Ohio based company, we are extremely proud to partner with the Ohio Statehouse to help protect their facilities, staff, and patrons,” said Douglas Kitchen of Engineered Atmospheric Mitigation. “Our all-natural solution is safe, easy to use and environmentally friendly.”

# # #

 
 
 

Members of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will meet Thursday, April 15, 2021 at the Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus. The business meeting will be held in the South Hearing Room, room 321 of the Senate Building and will begin at 10 a.m. The meeting is open to the public. The meeting agenda is available upon request.

# # #
 
 
 

file photo
In accordance with the orders issued by the President of the United States of America, in honoring the service and sacrifice of the victims of the attack at the United States Capitol on Friday, April 2, 2021, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on April 6, 2021.
 
 
 

at the Ohio Statehouse
In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in Boulder, Colorado, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on March 27, 2021.
 
 
 

file photo by CSRAB staff
In accordance with the order issued by the President of the United States of America and in remembrance of the victims of the shooting in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area on March 16, 2021, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio until sunset on March 22, 2021.
 
 
 

U.S. First Ladies Harding, McKinley and Hayes
(Columbus) To honor March as Women’s History Month, the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center staff will present a virtual tour focusing on the eight presidential First Ladies whose husbands called Ohio home. You can virtually join the tour through Facebook Live at 12 p.m. on Friday, March 26.

First Ladies of Ohio Virtual Tour

This Ohio Statehouse tour will focus on sharing the amazing life stories of the eight presidential First Ladies whose husbands come from Ohio. As in-person tours are currently still suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this tour is a great opportunity to honor Women’s History Month and get an educational experience from the comfort and safety of your home. Anyone interested in learning more about these fascinating and influential women can access this event through Facebook Live––you do not need a Facebook account to participate.

https://www.facebook.com/events/154732679804619/

Women’s History Month

Since 1987, the U.S. has dedicated March as Women’s History Month––a month in which we celebrate the numerous contributions women have made to this country. In addition to this tour that honors Ohio’s presidential First Ladies, the Ohio Statehouse offers many other opportunities to learn about women’s impact on US history. If you want to learn more, be sure to visit the Ladies’ Gallery, which honors the first female Ohio legislators who paved the way for women in government. Additionally, the Map Room features a special National Archives exhibit that marks the centennial of women’s suffrage.


About the Ohio Statehouse

The Ohio Statehouse is where history happens! The Ohio Statehouse is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; closed holidays.


# # #

 
 
 

Today at the Statehouse
In recognizing the one-year anniversary of the first recorded COVID-19 case in Ohio, the flags of the United States and the State of Ohio shall be flown at half-staff upon all public buildings and grounds throughout the State of Ohio from sunrise to sunset on March 9, 2021.
 
 
 
Older Posts