I would like to thank you for all your efforts and steps that you all are taking in flattening the curve of this pandemic. The Governor’s Office along with Ohio Department of Health Director has amended the stay home order. The new, updated stay at home order is in effect until May 1, 2020. The order still urges all Ohioans to stay at home unless they are engaging in an essential activity or work. They are now stressing that private gatherings and events be limited unless they are essential.
This new measures requires stores to limit the number of customers inside at one time. I would like to encourage all Ohioans to utilize curbside service and delivery where available.
Campgrounds, public pools and those at private clubs and housing complexes will also be closed. Playgrounds, basketball and tennis courts are all still closed.
These are measures that the Ohio Department of Health Director says will flatten the curve of the coronavirus.
Also new from the weekend is the recommendation to wear a mask or face covering when outside. The masks are recommended, NOT required.
Recent case numbers from the Trumbull County Combined Health District reported six new cases with a total of 92 cases in Trumbull County – Hubbard City is in Trumbull County. There have been a total of 7 deaths in the county.
I am urging all citizens to follow the instructions of the stay at home order diligently. The only way this pandemic will continue to get better is if we follow what our health professionals are telling us to do.
Please visit coronavirus.ohio.gov for the directors updated stay at home order and for additional information.
I would also like to remind our community that Ohio House Bill 197 has allowed cities to extend the income tax filing date to July 15, 2020, matching the state and federal deadline.
Stay Healthy and Thank You,
Mayor Benjamin A. Kyle