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April 6, 2020 at 4:34 pm

Alumni News | Marchbanks Talks about Truckers, Travelers at COVID News Conference

Jack Marchbanks, portrait

Jack Marchbanks

WTOL Ch. 11 reported on Ohio University alumnus Jack Marchbanks’ role in Ohio’s daily COVID-19 news conference

Jack Marchbanks, the director of the Ohio Department of Transportation, said his department is working to keep rest areas open and clean for truck drivers, who he thanked for being vital to the supply chain.

Marchbanks noted that ODOT crews are still working to keep roads in good repair, while maintaining good social distancing practices.

All travelers arriving to Ohio must self-quarantine for 14 days, but he notes this does not apply to truck drivers or to people who live near borders and regularly travel across the border for grocery shopping, doctor’s appointments or essential jobs. The signs that appear near borders reminding people traveling into the state of the quarantine do not refer to those border travelers, he said.

Watch the news conference at WTOL Ch. 11.

Marchbanks earned a Ph.D. in History and a Certificate in Contemporary History from the College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio University.


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