Coronavirus Update: Reducing Public Interaction at Springboro City Building and Public Service Garage
Posted 10:45 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2020
With the recent global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) into Southwest Ohio with 4 (four) confirmed cases in the Liberty / West Chester area, the City of Springboro has been monitoring the extent and guidelines of COVID-19 via several government sources including the Governor’s Office, The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Warren County Public Health (WCHD). Currently, there are no confirmed cases in the City of Springboro or Warren County. However, working with the departments above, we must take precautions to help prevent the spread of this disease among our residents, employees and the community and in turn prevent the tremendous impact on the country’s health care system.
Based on all known information at this time, the City is asking its residents to please limit in-person visits to the City Building—including the Police Department, located at 320 West Central Avenue and our Public Service Garage, located at 220 East Mill Street, unless it is an emergency. This will help reduce traffic, help protect the public and our employees and hopefully help lessen the spread of COVID-19.
The City has a drive-up payment utility and tax payment drop box between the City Building and Springboro Library, as well as many on-line resources to serve you, including online bill pay, online building permits, our City website with email addresses, telephone numbers, our Facebook Page, Twitter page, and YouTube Channel. Links to those resources are below:
City Website - https://www.cityofspringboro.com/
Online Utility Bill Pay - https://www.cityofspringboro.com/163/Online-Utility-Payment
Online Income Tax Payments - https://www.officialpayments.com/index.jsp
Building & Zoning Permits - https://www.cityofspringboro.com/151/Permits-Applications
Staff Email Addresses - https://www.cityofspringboro.com/Directory.aspx
City Facebook Page - @CityofSpringboro
City Twitter Page - @cityofboroOH
YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDonydoGtvr2OrEWazD91tA
City services such as Springboro Police, Clearcreek Fire District and EMS, waste removal, water and sewer operations, will continue as normal. We do not anticipate any disruptions to service at this time.
This is a very fluid situation as new information is learned and released about this virus. Please know that the City Council and staff are doing everything we can to monitor the situation and react accordingly to keep our citizens safe while continuing to provide the services you need and expect. This is a difficult time and we are sensitive to the challenges that we may still face ahead. Only together can we help prevent the spread of this disease among our residents and the community.
Coronavirus Update from the City of Springboro, Thursday, March 12, 2020
The safety of our public and employees are a priority for the City of Springboro. As Gov. DeWine stated, the State’s goal is to slow down or reduce community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).
For the latest updates, visit the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 webpage: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
As a City with several buildings open to the public, note that at this time, all City-managed buildings (City Building and Police Department, Performing Arts Center, Heatherwoode Golf Club and our nine parks) will continue to operate as usual. It is the decision of the group or individual whether to participate in any activities scheduled in these facilities.
This is a rapidly changing situation. Federal, State and local updates will be ongoing. We are working with the Warren County Combined Health District and continue to monitor the situation.
We encourage our residents and businesses to be vigilant in taking everyday prevention measures to slow the transmission of this virus.
Follow these precautions from the Center for Disease Control:
Take steps to protect yourself
Clean your hands often
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact
Take steps to protect others
Cover coughs and sneezes
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
Throw used tissues in the trash.
The CDC does not recommend any additional precautions for the general public at this time beyond the usual steps that everyone should always take to prevent illness and stay healthy (such as proper hand washing, covering coughs and sneezes with your arm and avoiding exposure to others who are sick). The CDC continues to stress that risk is low for the general public. Click here for a link to the Center for Disease Control information regarding the coronavirus.
Click here for a link to the Ohio Department of Health.
Click here for a link to the Warren County Combined Health District, which serves as the Health Department for the City of Springboro.