City of Canfield Responsible RestartOhio Public Access Restrictions
As part of Governor Mike DeWine’s Responsible Restart Ohio plan the City of Canfield will begin to ease restrictions on public access to City Hall beginning on May 11th.
The safety of our employees, their families, as well as the general public and visitors to City Hall remains a very high priority for the City of Canfield.
We must still provide services to the citizens we serve while also continue to practice due diligence in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 Virus.
As public access to City Hall and associated facilities is rescinded, our employees must be confident in their ability to safely and effectively continue to perform their job functions and serve the general public, which in some cases may require in person meetings, or encounters.
VISITORS: Please only set an appointment with staff only if your inquiry cannot be handled through telephone, or email. Prior to setting the appointment you will be asked a series of brief pre-screening questions.
Prior to arriving at City Hall, a self-assessment should be performed and it you have a temperature DO NOT some to City Hall.
When arriving for an appointment with staff you must wear appropriate facial coverings, practice social distancing, and sanitize your hands.
COVID-19 Update: Governor DeWine Discussed State’s Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed
(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided an update on the number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio and discussed how the state will develop its plan to reopen the economy.
“Ohioans have done a great job, a phenomenal job, fighting back, staying home, ensuring physical distancing. We’ve been doing all the things that needed to be done. I’ve never been prouder to be an Ohioan and I’m very grateful for what you have done. You have flattened the curve,” said Governor Mike DeWine.
Beginning May 1st, the state will begin a phased-in reopening of the state economy. The plan will be fact-driven over a long period of time to minimize the health risk to business owners, employees, and their customers. In consultation with Dr. Acton, Lt. Governor Jon Husted will lead the governor’s board of economic advisors to identify best practices, similar to the current requirements on essential business operations to ensure Ohioans health and safety as businesses begin the process of reopening.
Governor DeWine also announced he will work closely with the Governors of Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana, and Kentucky to reopen the region’s economy in a coordinated way. The states will review four factors as they reopen their economies: the number of cases in the state and the number of hospital admissions, the amount of hospital capacity, the ability to test and trace cases of COVID-19, and best practices for social distancing in businesses.
Federal Guidelines announced on April 15, 2020 are :
Phase 1 (Effective May 1, 2020)
- “Vulnerable” individuals should continue to shelter in place/self-quarantine
- Continue to practice physical distancing in public, no groups exceeding 10
- Minimize non-essential travel, encourage teleworking/remote
- Schools remain closed
- Prohibit nursing home and hospital visits
- Elective surgeries resume on an outpatient basis
- Bars remain closed
- Gyms can re-open under physical distancing and sanitation protocols
Phase 2 (Date TBD)
- Schools can reopen
- Non-essential travel resumes
- Bars can operate with “diminished standing-room occupancy.”
- Movie theaters, sporting venues, and churches can operate under moderate physical distancing
- Elective surgeries can resume on both an outpatient and in-patient basis
- Vulnerable people should still stay at home
- Remote work still encouraged
- Nursing home and hospital visits still prohibited
Phase 3 (Date TBD)
Assuming no resurgence of the Virus, All Restrictions would be lifted.
CITY OF CANFIELD COVID-19 PROTOCOLS STILL IN PLACE
PUBLIC ACCESS TO CITY HALL RESTRICTED
In accordance with the Department of Health orders regarding the COVID-19 emergency, and the March 13, 2020, Attorney General’s opinion. The City of Canfield will be accommodating public access to this meeting by utilizing the online- GO TO MEETING web & telephone access links posted below:
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Information for each public meeting will be posted with the associated agenda for the meeting as the announcement is posted.
If you experience difficulties logging in, or dialing in from your phone please contact City Manager Wade Calhoun at 330-533-1101 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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LATE PAYMENT PENALTIES will be deferred for Utility Bills due on 3/15/20, 4/15/20 and 5/15/20.
Additionally, The City of Canfield will temporarily suspend manual water meter reading inside resident’s homes. An orange door hanger will be left on resident’s front door (pictured below). If a resident is unable to obtain a reading, the utility bill will be estimated for this billing cycle.
Please utilize the following resources for more information on the Coronavirus in the state of Ohio and Mahoning County:
The COVID-19 virus has not been detected in drinking water. Conventional water treatment methods that use filtration and disinfection, such as those in most municipal drinking water systems, should remove or inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19.