The Governor’s Office and Ohio Department of Health continue to advise us that social distancing is key to reducing risk of contagion of COVID-19. Large gatherings (more than 10 people) remain prohibited by ODH.
The Village of Johnstown will not hold its traditional fireworks on Independence Day, a decision that aligns with a joint announcement by the Central Ohio Mayors and Managers Association.
On Friday, COMMA and the Franklin County Township Association recommended their member agencies cancel or postpone all large-scale, community-sponsored Fourth of July parades, festivals and fireworks displays. Public health considerations tied to COVID-19 are at the forefront of this decision.
The hope is that the Johnstown community will find other safe and creative ways to celebrate with family and friends without the dangers associated with bringing hundreds of people to one public gathering.
The Village is working closely with our community partners to consider if a celebration later in the year is feasible.