The Village administration has been monitoring the spread of COVID-19. We were in an education/awareness phase and now moving to prevention. I want to share with you what our plans are regarding COVID-19 prevention and continued education.
First, our goals throughout this health crisis are to:
- Protect employees and their families from infection or spread of COVID-19.
- Maintain services as much as possible through any form of infectious outbreak.
- Reduce or eliminate the infection or spreading of COVID-19 to our customers/citizens, with a focus on at-risk individuals. At-risk individuals, as defined by the CDC, are older adults (above 60 and even more focus for above 70), and those with current health conditions such as heart problems, diabetes, lung issues, etc.
- Minimizing adverse effects on other entities or partners (i.e., Licking County, Licking Memorial Health Systems, etc.)
Village Administration Office Remains Open
However, the Village may consider reducing hours for Village Administration Office. Promotion and education for customers to use alternative measures will be through website/Facebook, etc.
Council Chambers Closed to External Users
Because Ohio has its first confirmed case of COVID-19, the Village Council Chambers will be closed to external users until at least April 4th, 2020 except for voting on March 17th. All confirmed meetings in these rooms will be cancelled through the appropriate contacts.
Future Public Meetings
Consideration to reduce and/or cancel official meetings: Boards, Commissions and possible Village Council meetings will be made based on the situation.
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.