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We are adding the following Temporay notice to this page.  We will keep you informed as news updates and we are able to take bookings.  Thank you for your continued support and understanding.  We hope that everyone is well and can return to normal life soon.

(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted today provided the following updates on Ohio's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

STATEWIDE MASK ORDER

Governor DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect for citizens living in all 88 Ohio counties. 

"Our preliminary data indicate that the rate of increase in new cases has slowed in the high-risk counties where masks are already mandated, so we are cautiously optimistic that things are heading in the right direction," said Governor DeWine. "We believe that requiring masks statewide will make a significant difference and will be key to making sure other counties do not progress to a higher level of increased spread."

All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:

  • At an indoor location that is not a residence
  • Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members
  • Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.

The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. Additional exclusions include: 

  • Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
  • Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
  • Those who are officiants at religious services;
  • Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
  • Those who are actively eating or drinking.

Schools should follow the guidance previously issued pertaining to masks.

STATEWIDE TRAVEL WARNING

Governor DeWine announced today a travel advisory for all individuals coming into Ohio from states reporting positive COVID-19 testing rates of 15 percent or higher. 

Those traveling from one of the following states should self-quarantine for 14 days at home or in a hotel.

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • South Carolina
  • Texas

The self-quarantine recommendation applies to those who live in Ohio and to people who are traveling into Ohio from any of these states.

"I know this will be hard and is a sacrifice, especially as summer vacations are in full force, but when we have a higher likelihood of being exposed, we should take precautions to limit the exposure of others," said Governor DeWine. 

Ohio's positivity rate, which is an indicator of the percentage of people who have tested positive for COVID-19, has been around 6.2 percent.  

Visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for tips on how to effectively quarantine.

INFORMAL GATHERINGS

Governor DeWine today urged citizens to use extreme caution when considering attending or hosting an informal gathering. 

"We are seeing serious exposures to the virus that are arising from everyday events like church services, small house parties, neighborhood get-togethers, children’s sleepovers, weddings, and even bridal showers," said Governor DeWine. "This virus is real, and we cannot let our guards down."

COUNTY FAIRS

Following a 19-case outbreak linked to a county fair in Ohio, Governor DeWine today spoke with fair managers from across Ohio to stress the importance of following safety guidance during county fair events. 

"We've seen photos of packed grandstands and little social distancing," said Governor DeWine. "We want fairs to continue, but I expressed in the phone call today that fairs must follow the rules."

Guidance for fairs is available at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

 

 

  Hawks Landing Retreat Center for Conscious Living has a philosophy to foster respect for nature by providing opportunities to enjoy and appreciate the natural environment.  Nature lovers and urban dwellers alike enjoy the peace and beauty of Hawks Landing.

      Hawks Landing is committed to restoring the land's wildness and natural beauty, both scarred from years of farming and clear-cutting. In keeping with this philosophy, the number of visitors at any given time is limited to ensure that human presence is not overly intrusive.

      Hawks Landing is Green and Eco-Friendly, we recycle, compost, and live sustainably on the land. We do have
a few creature comforts, but live as close to nature as we can.

     In 2013 the renovations and upgrades to Hawks Landing continue. Cabins are getting face-lifts, along with the property. In 2013 we planted 60 new trees on the property to replace the trees storms destroyed over the last year. A new wild flower meadow has been planted, and new trails are being added.    We have added dinning canopies for tent campers in 2016, and an awning to Dogwood. 

      The retreats and get-away vacations continue to be affordable for our guests as we offer simple living at its finest. Our small cabins offer pioneer style living,  a bed, linen, dishes, water, a cooler for food, and sustainable lighting. Staying in a cabin allows people to be close to nature without having to pack more than a backpack.
      People often ask us what is sustainable living. In our home examples are the use of fluorescent bulbs, composting and recycling waste, paper, aluminum, glass, and plastic. The
products used for cleaning are ecologically safe and organic. The garden is organic.

     In Ohio transporting firewood from county to county is illegal, all our firewood is collected from dead wood on the surrounding grounds to keep us warm and provide guests with firewood. We buy Fair Trade and cruelty-free products whenever possible.  Here at Hawks Landing, we are learning to live with what the land provides, living as close to nature as possible.  

Hawks Landing is a Certified Wildlife Habitat of The National Wildlife Federation.

Hawks Landing is a Member of Hocking Hills Tourism.

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Elk Creek in the spring along the edge of the property, a pretty spot overlooking the creek and the road. 

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