The city of Canal Winchester continues to monitor developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
In accordance with executive orders and general recommendations made by the Governor of the State of Ohio and public health agencies, the city is cancelling all senior citizens activities and public programming at the Frances Steube Community/Senior Center through Friday, April 3. Private events and rentals of the facility, provided such events are not violations of the governor’s order, will be honored.
City officials have not made official changes to its staffing practices and general operations. City offices and public buildings are routinely cleaned and disinfected in accordance with CDC sanitation protocols and our employees have been advised to stay home if they feel ill. The city recognizes that some residents or business owners may expect to pay utility bills or apply for permits in the coming weeks. If you are able to complete these tasks remotely, either online or by mail, please do so.
Residents are advised to take the same precautions they would take to avoid getting the flu or a cold:
•Wash your hands often, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
•Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
•Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
•Stay home when you are sick.
•Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
•Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
The public is advised to forgo practices such as shaking hands and to consider social distancing, such as trying to maintain distances of at least six feet from one another, if at all possible. These efforts are meant to slow the spread of the virus and minimize the impact on our hospitals and health systems. If you or a member of your household has an underlying health condition, please do not disregard these preventive actions. These precautions are recommended to protect you, your family, and others in the community.
For reliable and detailed information about COVID-19, information is available
from the Franklin County Health Department, the Ohio Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control . Information can also be found online at www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.