In response to the Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton signing a public health order on Sunday, March 22, 2020, I am reaching out to you to inform you the “stay at home order” begins at 11:59 pm Monday, March 23, 2020. This order will be in effect until April 6, 2020.
I’d like to thank everyone for your understanding during this difficult time. Our administration has been watching and working with other local and government officials to make certain everyone is as safe as possible. I would also like to thank the city employees who continue to serve our city with the services needed that are vital to the people of this community. COVID-19 will continue to affect each and every one of us in one way or another. Governor Dewine and Ohio Department of Health Director Acton give daily updates and I encourage all residents to follow his instructions diligently. The only way this pandemic will get better is if we follow what our health professionals are telling us to do.
In accordance with the Stay at Home Order issued by Director Acton, we would like to remind our residents to stay home and only leave for essential activities, essential government functions or to participate in essential business and operations. All non-essential business and operations must cease.
Our parks will remain open for now – everyone should get out for a walk or run to get some exercise and fresh air. Please remember to keep a good physical distance from one another. Playgrounds and basketball courts are now closed.
This is a traumatic time for all of us; please treat the people that are still working to provide us with necessities with kindness. Keep family members, friends, and neighbors in your prayers. We will get through this!
Please visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for the director’s order to stay at home and additional information.
Mayor Benjamin A. Kyle,