Letter from the Mayor Regarding COVID-19
March 16, 2020
As Mayor, the health and safety of our community, first responders, and employees, as well as ensuring the continuity of City operations, are my highest priorities.
Summit County Public Health recently announced that multiple patients in Summit County have contracted the Coronavirus (COVID-19). At least one of these individuals contracted the virus via community spread, which means that the virus was contracted without any contact with a known infected person or recent travel.
The City of Tallmadge is following the recommendations and orders of Governor DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health, and Summit County Public Health to slow the spread of an outbreak. Although, these directives will cause disruptions in our lives, they are necessary to stop the spread of this potentially dangerous virus. Please be patient as we work through this together.
It is time to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Stay home if you are sick.
- Prepare for the food and material needs for each of your family members if a 14-day isolation period is required.
- The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health have several checklists for families
- Ohio Department of Health’s Household Preparation Checklist
- CDC’s checklist for families and individuals
- Links to these are also available on the City’s website at tallmadge-ohio.org/COVID-19
If you have not done so already, please sign up for our emergency alert system CivicReady online or by calling 330-633-7578.
If you or your family have questions about COVID-19, please call the Ohio Department of Health’s hotline 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.
The next few days, weeks and perhaps months may not be easy. We are taking these steps to help our community prepare and plan to prevent a widespread outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Tallmadge and Summit County. We have always helped each other and pulled together as a community in tough times and we will get through this together.
David G. Kline, Mayor
City of Tallmadge