Canal Winchester COVID-19 Resources
A Message from Mayor Mike Ebert to the Residents of Canal Winchester
TRUSTED SOURCES OF COVID-19 INFORMATIONFor complete and accurate details about Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov. The site not only provides links to the Governor’s orders, but also provides families with ideas and helpful resources during this difficult time.
CHANGES TO OUR BUSINESS OPERATIONS
To avoid impacts to our operations, we have developed work groups with staggered shifts for our employees. Such efforts are made to mitigate any possible adverse impacts to operations in the event that cases of COVID-19 are reported locally.
In compliance with recommendations from federal and state leaders, as well as public health agencies, we have closed our buildings to the public. THIS CLOSURE WILL BE IN EFFECT THROUGH MAY 1.
City Council meetings are expected to resume on April 6, however, the public will not be permitted to attend in person. Per the direction of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and the Ohio Public Meetings Act, public comments will be accepted prior to the meeting, and the meeting will be broadcast through the use of a livestreaming service such as Facebook Live. Links to the broadcast will be made available on our website. If you have a comment regarding a piece of legislation, please utilize the comment form on the City’s website.
All Commission meetings scheduled in March have been postponed or canceled, and are expected to recommence in April. Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are scheduled to resume on April 13.
TEMPORARY PANDEMIC CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
Beginning Thursday, March 26, only child care programs with a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license will be permitted to operate in Ohio, serving only essential workers defined by the state with priority for key health and safety occupations.
Action for Children’s website hosts information for families including an interactive map (updated twice daily) of the ODJFS-approved Temporary Pandemic Child Care programs in Franklin and the surrounding counties.
Need help connecting with a provider? Please submit a request on Action for Children's website or call 614-224-0222, ext 299.
OHIO'S STAY AT HOME ORDER
Governor DeWine has issued a “Stay at Home” order which requires all Ohioans to stay at home, and limit trips outside the home to essential work and errands. Click here to see FAQ's about the Stay at Home Order.
This is an unprecedented time, with many unexpected changes happening very quickly. Feeling anxiety is understandable. If you’re experiencing anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are resources available.
- Text the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741 to reach the Ohio Crisis Text Line
- Contact The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line 1-877-275-6364 to find local resources
- Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY)
Many Ohioans are interested in helping during this time. If you are interested in providing help, please email email@example.com with the following:
- Your Name
- Contact Information
- How You are Interested in Helping
FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Text COVID19FC to 888-777 for COVID-19 Updates from Franklin County Emergency Services.