COVID-19 Resource Page
Information related to the health emergency is changing daily. The City is generally following all orders and guidance issued by the Governor, Ohio Department of Health, and/or the Centers for Disease Control.
The State of Ohio has an information hotline available from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. every day to help answer questions. The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Below we have links to helpful websites.
Beginning July 23, there is a statewide requirement to wear a face covering while in public. This includes when you are:
- 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.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has recommended that Americans wear cloth face coverings (masks) in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19. This recommendation is being made based on studies that show a significant proportion of people with COVID-19 lack symptoms and can transmit the virus to others in close proximity, through speaking, coughing, sneezing or other means.
The Ohio Department of Health also recommends that Ohioans take the following actions:
DO use coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and public parks. Maintain 6-feet social distancing whenever possible, even if you are wearing a face covering.
DO use coverings that fit snugly but comfortably and allow for breathing without restriction. Ensure that your nose, mouth, and chin are covered at all times. Secure behind the head with ties or ear loops.
DO launder coverings after each use.
DO NOT place cloth face coverings on children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
DO NOT use medical supply masks, which must be reserved for healthcare workers, first responders, and people who are known to be sick. Make cloth face coverings from household items or common materials. Use multiple layers of a fabric that does not damage or lose shape when laundered or machine dried. Support small businesses selling fabric masks at a reasonable price, but watch out for scammers offering high-priced or so-called superior masks.
DO NOT touch your eyes, nose, or mouth when removing the face covering.