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Advocates letter to clubs and societies

Dear Alumni Group Leaders,

I hope this message finds you and your families safe and well. The Ohio State University Office of Government Affairs and Office of Advocacy want to thank you for your continued support and dedication to our university. 

We’re committed to sharing information with you to help manage these challenging times. For the past few weeks, our team has been engaging on a daily basis with public officials regarding the university’s response to the coronavirus outbreak. Now, in coordination with national and state higher education associations, we’re focusing our efforts on assistance and relief for Ohio State and the communities we serve. 

Below you’ll find a few articles highlighting the amazing work being done at our university in collaboration with our partners at the federal, state and local levels of government.

Ohio State has been at the forefront of testing for COVID-19, and in coordination with our partners in the private sector and government, we’ve helped expand testing capabilities:

Passage of the CARES Act will provide needed relief for higher education institutions:

  • On March 27, H.R. 748, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed and signed into law. This is the third aid package from Congress and is meant to keep businesses and individuals afloat. H.R. 748 includes $2 trillion in economic relief for individuals, businesses, public health, and state and local governments. The legislation also provides for $14 billion in a stabilization fund for institutions of higher education, as well as $1.3 billion for research and related efforts to combat coronavirus. Learn more here.

Thank you for continuing to champion our faculty, students, researchers and physicians. If you have any questions or would like to receive more information, please email me directly at