Ohio Department of Health Opens Call Center to Help With COVID-19 Response
1-833-4-ASK-ODH Open Seven Days a Week
Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today announced the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
Call center staff includes licensed nurses and infectious disease experts. They will be available to answer questions and provide accurate information about COVID-19, the risk to the public, and the state’s response.
There are still no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio. The number of potential cases and the results of testing are regularly updated every weekday at coronavirus.ohio.gov.
While the general risk to the public in Ohio is still considered low, it is important to continue to follow standard precautions to prevent the spread of infectious disease. To prevent the spread of any virus including novel coronavirus, practice these preventative measures:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Additional information and guidance on COVID-19 is available at ODH’s new website, coronavirus.ohio.gov.
The following legislation was approved by Village Council on March 3, 2020:
ORDINANCE 04-2020 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN, OHIO IN ORDER TO SET WATER SERVICE RATES, CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN
ORDINANCE 05-2020 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN, OHIO IN ORDER TO SET WATER DEBT SERVICE RATES, CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN
ORDINANCE 06-2020 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN, OHIO IN ORDER TO SET SEWER SERVICE RATES CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN
ORDINANCE 07-2020 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE CODIFIED ORDINANCES OF THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN, OHIO IN ORDER TO SET SEWER DEBT SERVICE RATES, CHARGED BY THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN
RESOLUTION 2020-07 A RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLLAGE LAW DIRECTOR TO ACCEPT THE ONE OHIO MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
RESOLUTION 2020-08 AN ORDINANCE REDUCING THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN WATER AND SEWER TAP/CAPACITY FEES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A REPLACEMENT FIRE DEPARTMENT FACILITY BY THE MONROE TOWNSHIP FIRE DEPARTMENT
RESOLUTION 2020-09 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH NEW DAY FARMS, LLC FOR THE SALE OF WATER
RESOLUTION 2020-10 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO MODIFY AN EXISTING CONTRACT WITH NEW DAY FARMS, LLC FOR THE DISPOSAL OF WASTEWATER
RESOLUTION 2020-11 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN WITH THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND/OR OHIO WATER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE PUROSE OF WATER LINE INSTALLATION
RESOLUTION 2020-12 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE MANAGER TO ENTER INTO A LOAN AGREEMENT ON BEHALF OF THE VILLAGE OF JOHNSTOWN WITH THE OHIO ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY AND/OR OHIO WATER DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR THE PUROSE OF WASTEWATER LINE INSTALLATION
US 62 TURN LANE CLOSURE: The latest news received by the Village is a mid-April closing for 60 days. Prior to the closing, located between Williams Street and the first entrance to the Post Office, work will occur on the edges of the project with flaggers maintaining traffic.
KASSON STREET: With the gas company finished with their work, our contractor will move in as soon as the weather breaks.
WESTVIEW DRIVE: We are finalizing construction plans. We anticipate a complete repaving of the street with curb repair as needed. This will happen in 2020.
S. OREGON STREET: We will begin work in mid-July after the State of Ohio releases the grant/loan fund package.
Planning & Zoning Commission meets on March 10 at 6:30pm in Council Chambers. The agenda is available here.
Mayor Dutcher and I attended the GROW Licking County CIC Investor Breakfast featuring JobsOhio President and CIO J.P. Nauseef on March 4th. Highlights include:
The Columbus Region has been listed No. 8 on Site Selection magazine’s ‘Top 10 Metro Areas’ list, with 92 new and expanded facilities in 2019. The Region has made Site Selection’s ‘Top 10 Metros’ list for eight consecutive years.
Licking County has added 6,000 job opportunities, 3.06 BILLION of new investment and retained 2,100 jobs since its inception in 2012.
Crow Works was highlighted as a 2019 “win” adding 40 new jobs to the Village workforce.
Please join the Village of Johnstown as we celebrate Arbor Day on April 18th. The event will take place at 11 am at the Johnstown Trailhead. The Village will be planting and celebrating all things trees. The winner of the Arbor Day poster contest will also be announced!
Posters are being distributed through the schools and are also available at the Village office. If your child wishes to participate, please return completed posters to the Village office by April 7th.
Johnstown Village Council is accepting letters of interest for one unexpired term on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Term expires December 31, 2021. Letters will be accepted by the Clerk of Council until noon on March 18, 2020.
Any current Village resident may forward their letter of interest by email to email@example.com
In person, or by mail to:
Clerk of Council
599 South Main St.
Johnstown, Oh 43031
Have you ever wondered what your utility (water/sewer) payment helps to fund? Or what it can’t fund? Enterprise funds as outlined by Ohio Revised Code can only be spent on specific items related to the fund they are collected for. For example, we can’t use utility payments to pay for new playground equipment or road paving.
On Tuesday, the Village joined other counties and municipalities across Ohio in a unified effort to hold opioid manufacturers accountable for the increased opioid use over the past 10 years.
The plan, called One Ohio, divides any money received from opioid manufacturers between local communities (30%), a foundation governed by a board made up of local government leaders who would distribute the money among 19 regions (55%), and the Ohio Attorney General Office (15%). All of the money will be used for prevention, recovery, and treatment programs. The Village legislation can be read here.
The Village is scheduled to receive approximately $80,000.
The 2020 Census is more than a population count. It’s an opportunity to shape the future of your community.
You can inspire others. Tell everyone—your friends and family, your neighbors and co-workers—that you will complete the census, and tell them why it’s important that they respond too.
Census results have an impact on planning and funding for health clinics and highways, fire departments and disaster response, education programs such as Head Start and college tuition assistance, and so much more.
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