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March 13, 2020 12:07 PM

Local Updates on COVID-19

The City of Galion is, and will continue, following all mandates issued by the State of Ohio and the Federal Government as they relate to COVID-19. As of May 11, administrative offices and the Utility Office are reopen to the public.

The city is encouraging utility customers to continue to submit payments by mail or by using the drop box located to the west of the front doors of the Utility Office, 115 Harding Way East. You may also pay online at: https://galionutilities.ezsecurepay.com/Login.aspx

If you need to defer payment, please call the Utility Office immediately at 419-468-6611.

Physical parks facilities, mainly playgrounds, are closed. You are still welcome to walk, ride your bike, etc. in city parks.

All shelter rentals are suspended indefinitely. If you have booked a date with us, we will work with you to reschedule after rentals resume. Please call the Mayor’s Office at 419-468-1857 for more information.

Everyone can do their part to help us respond to this emerging public health threat:
• Continue to practice social distancing and avoid crowded places.
• Stay home when you are sick.
• Call your health care provider’s office in advance of a visit.
• Limit visitors to your home.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
• Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
• Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily.

We are unclear how long restrictions may need to be in place. We encourage you to plan for your daily needs, such as food, water, medications, and any other essentials for your daily life.

If you do experience fever or lower respiratory symptoms such as cough and shortness of breath, DO NOT go to the Emergency Room. Contact your physician or go to an Urgent Care or Walk-In Clinic. DO NOT go to public locations either.

Not everyone will meet the criteria to be tested for COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Health care workers may need to first rule out other respiratory illnesses, due to the limited number of test kits available.

For more information, the Ohio Department of Health has a 24-hour call center that may be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). You may also visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov. Galion City Health Department has also created a survey to help address questions; you can access the survey below.

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March 17, 2020 3:55 PM

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