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INFORMATION FOR RESIDENTS REGARDING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
UNITED WAY ASSISTANCE
United Way has a COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund. They will help with bills, rent and food. You can call 440-285-2261. Provide a zip code and you will be given a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
The City is continuing to closely monitor the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), recently declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization. Our City Council and staff are working on contingency plans that will promote the health and safety of our community and our staff while maintaining necessary services. As a result of COVID-19, the City has made significant changes to its operations. All of the changes listed below have been implemented:
PUBLIC MEETINGS AND EVENTS
-All public meetings and community events organized by the City of Chardon have been canceled or postponed until further notice.
-People who have business with the City are urged to do so by phone or email if possible.
- In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s State Orders to minimize the community spread of the coronavirus (COVIN-19), the City of Chardon asks residents who normally visit our city buildings for services to conduct their business online, over the phone or through the city’s website. A drop box is available outside of the Municipal Center for water and sewer payments.
-The Municipal Court will remain open for now. However, all appearance and hearings are limited to attorneys, defendants and victims in proceedings or anyone making payments to the court.
-Access to the 2nd floor of the Municipal Building will be closed effective Monday, March 16. All visitors must enter through the Municipal Building main entrance, drop plans or pertinent documents into a designated location and notify the appropriate staff via email or phone.
-Signage notifying the public will be posted on the outside door.
-The City & Court are making every effort possible to ensure the safety and welfare of our employees by limiting non-essential public access to facilities and staff.
-The Chardon Police Department has implemented response protocols for their agency that will ensure first responders are in the best position possible to serve our community.
-Residents with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or new onset shortness of breath) who call for police and fire services will be asked about international travel and contact with others who have been exposed to COVID-19.
Parks & Recreation
-All Chardon Parks & Recreation classes will be canceled effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. Refunds will be issued accordingly. The staff will continue to monitor and reevaluate the situation and communicate with our families and contractors.
Parks & Facilities
-Park restrooms will be closed; however, parks will remain open for now.
-Park facility rentals will be suspended until further notice.
-The use of the Heritage House, Chalet, City’s Community Room and Municipal Building Conference Rooms & Council Chambers will be suspended until further notice. All rentals have been canceled. Refunds will be issued.
Tips to Prevent Flu and Other Infectious Disease
-Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands
-Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable
-Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing
-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
-Stay home when you are sick
-Avoid contact with people who are sick.
-Also, clean high-touch areas – counters, tables, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, nightstands – every day using household cleaning spray or wipes according to label directions.
For the most up to date information, please visit the following websites:
Team NEO: https://teamneo.org/covid19/
Geauga Public Health Dept http://gphohio.org/
Ohio Department of Health www.coronavirus.ohio.gov
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
World Health Organization https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
In addition, the State of Ohio has opened an information line for questions relating to the Coronavirus:1-833-4-ASK-ODH