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February 25, 2021
WBNS 10TV: ‘A Shot of Hope: The COVID-19 Vaccine’
Local medical experts answer your questions about the COVID-19 vaccine.
February 11, 2021 Businesses push to stop spread of virus
The key to getting Ohio fully back to work during the coronavirus pandemic has more to do with what’s happening outside the workplace than in it, area business leaders said.
February 11, 2021
Hometown Stations: Website aims to help businesses spread awareness on COVID-19 to employees
Ohio businesses have formed together to create a group called Coalition to Stop the Spread, and have created a website called The website contained information that Ohio Businesses can use to better inform their employees on the coronavirus, as well as the vaccine.
February 5, 2021
How successful coalition members are communicating with their employees
One of the challenges our Coalition members face is how to win the hearts and minds of their employees, the first step in making them safe-practice ambassadors at home, at work and in the community.
February 5, 2021
The Business Journal: Regional Chamber Joins Business Roundtable’s ‘Stop the Spread’ Effort
The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber has joined the Ohio Business Roundtable’s Coalition to Stop the Spread, an effort to implement safety measures across the state.
February 4, 2021
Dayton Daily News: Governor says Pfizer, Moderna, boosting vaccination supply
Members of the Ohio Business Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of chief executive officers from Ohio’s large companies, said Thursday that they will not only help workers get vaccinated but also assure them and the public that the shots are safe.
January 21, 2021
The Scioto Post: P3 and Chamber Join Coalition to Stop the Spread, Highlight the Need to Stay Vigilant this Winter
I think that all of us recognize and can clearly see that the spread of COVID-19 has had a major impact on the business community here in Pickaway County. The business community in our area is diverse and made up of businesses large and small, from manufacturing to restaurants.
January 20, 2021
COVID-19 Vaccine: Start with the Facts
In our collective fight against COVID-19, we are hearing more every day about the vaccines. We read about them in the news and discuss them with co-workers, family and friends
January 15, 2021
Fremont News Messenger: ‘Stop the Spread’ Coalition preaching COVID safety message in Fremont
The Ohio Business Roundtable started Coalition to Stop the Spread in December to try and get businesses and employees to take the lead in curbing the spread of COVID-19 statewide.
January 12, 2021
The Logan Daily News: Please join the effort to help stop the spread of COVID
Ohio continues to suffer a distressing rise in COVID-19 cases that is affecting our families, our hospitals and our local businesses. We all play a role in slowing the spread of this disease, especially this winter as Ohioans are forced indoors.
January 11, 2021
Cincinnati Enquirer: Opinion: Stopping virus spread starts with personal responsibility
It was difficult to be festive with the specter of COVID-19 and the inability to celebrate holidays with extended family. I am not making light of COVID-19, but it was nice to check off at least one of my holiday traditions.
January 6, 2021
New year, same dedication to stopping the spread.
The year 2020 may be in the rear-view mirror, but the real finish line is still ahead of us. While we set resolutions for the new year, let’s make sure to rededicate to stopping the spread
January 5, 2021
The Blade: It’s just good business
From The Blade Editorial Board: Over many months in Ohio an unconstructive and dangerous dynamic has developed. Public-health authorities and other experts have pushed practical measures to thwart the spread of coronavirus, and businesses have balked or pushed back against what some have seen as unreasonable restrictions.
January 4, 2021
Tribune Chronicle: Ohio sets plan for second round of vaccines
The next groups of Ohioans to be offered the COVID-19 vaccinations are those at least 65 years old, those with severe inherited or developmental disorders, and adults who work in schools that want to have in-person learning, Gov. Mike DeWine said.
December 29, 2020
How are you helping stop the spread of COVID-19?
The Coalition to Stop the Spread may have started with Ohio Business Roundtable, but its ultimate success is in your hands. This Coalition – now with more than 125 members in nearly 30 counties – is unique in that it is designed to empower every one of us to be champions in our daily lives.
December 23, 2020
The Beacon: Stop the Spread Coalition prods employees to fight virus
For months, Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health has been telling Ohioans to wear a mask, wash their hands and social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19.
December 16, 2020
Together we can stop the spread
Our Coalition has grown much faster than any of us could have anticipated. We now sit at just over 100 members, an incredible feat for an effort just announced two weeks ago.
December 16, 2020
The Blade: Businesses form Coalition to Stop the Spread
Ohio’s businesses are doing their best to function daily during the coronavirus pandemic — but they want ordinary Ohioans to start doing their part to help fight the spread of the virus
December 15, 2020
NBC 24: Ohio leaders, experts form Coalition to Stop the Spread to advocate for health precautions
The Coalition to Stop the Spread is the state’s first coalition of employers, doctors, nurses and other citizens formed to specifically slow the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
December 11, 2020
3 tips to share the message and make a difference
It takes all of us to curb the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio. In the face of rising hospitalizations, our Coalition is needed now more than ever to instill best safety practices so that Ohioans have the confidence in going out safely and participating in our economy.
December 9, 2020
Dayton Daily News: Dayton-area CEOs, leaders urge Ohioans to ‘stop the spread’
The Ohio Coalition to Stop the Spread is asking Ohioans to do just that — wear a mask, wash hands and physically distance to slow the spread of COVID-19.
December 2, 2020
610 WTVN: Pat Tiberi- Former U.S. Representative- Ohio’s 12th Congressional District- Announcement of Coalition to Stop the Spread
December 2, 2020
WCMH NBC4i: Business owners start coalition to slow the spread, encourage employees
The group led by the Ohio Business Roundtable recognizes too many people have gotten sick, died, or lost their business during the pandemic. The group is concerned with the recent rise in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations.
December 2, 2020
The Columbus Dispatch: Ohio employers start campaign to slow the spread of COVID-19
For months, Gov. Mike DeWine has been telling Ohioans to wear a mask, wash their hands and social distance to slow the spread of COVID-19. Now, as cases have spiked and hospitalizations are at record levels, the state’s employers want to try another approach.
December 2, 2020
MSN: Business group asks employees to model anti-virus measures
The Ohio Business Roundtable, a nonprofit organization of big economy chief executive officers, wants workers to encourage mask wearing at any gathering outside immediate family, avoid large gatherings such as game day celebrations, and reconsider indoor holiday parties.
December 2, 2020
WTOL: Ohio Roundtable’s New “Coalition to Stop the Spread”
December 1, 2020
Columbus Business First: Business coalition wants co-workers to share Covid stories in grassroots alternative to DeWine briefings
With a significant share of Ohioans tuning out Gov. Mike DeWine on the pandemic, a private sector coalition is launching a new effort advocating peer-to-peer encouragement for taking the coronavirus seriously.
December 1, 2020
Ohio Businesses Lead New Effort to Protect the Economy by Announcing the Coalition to Stop the Spread
Led by the Ohio Business Roundtable, employers announced the Coalition to Stop the Spread, an initiative that recognizes the risk COVID-19 poses to Ohio’s economy and the gains that have been made since the initial shutdowns of businesses and schools.
November 30, 2020
A Letter from Pat Tiberi: Ohioans together can stop the spread of COVID-19
Each of us probably has strong opinions about how to respond to the pandemic. But we can all agree that this new surge poses a grave danger to our citizens, the medical professionals treating them, Ohio’s economy and the business community. Without intervention now, we cannot get the virus under control. That well could mean more hospitalizations, more deaths and continued impacts on our businesses and economy.