PLEASE NOTE: ESC of Central Ohio offices are now open with restricted access. Staff are prepared to serve you via email, phone, videoconference, and/or by appointment. Please contact us for assistance
ESC of Central Ohio Central Office background check services reopened on Thursday, June 25, 2020. Background check and fingerprinting services are currently limited for educational personnel only, regardless of employer. This service is available by appointment only. Learn More

COVID-19 Resources


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If you have questions or concerns regarding the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it might impact your district or school, it is important that you work directly with your local health department. Local health departments are working directly with state and national agencies and will provide you with the latest updates, resources and recommendations. 


Considerations for Schools Reopening (updated 5/14/20)

See Here for Learning Options & Resources for Extended Closure


Central Ohio District Communications & Plans

Local Guidance & Resources

State of Ohio Guidance

Federal Guidance 

Other Guidance  

Resources for Families with Children at Home 

Talking to Children about Coronavirus

ESC of Central Ohio Meeting Notes