Canal Winchester COVID-19 Resources

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A Message from Mayor Mike Ebert to the Residents of Canal Winchester

I want to give you a few updates from the state and the Franklin County Public Health Department.  In the state of Ohio as of Saturday 4/4/2020 we now have 3,739 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus and 102 deaths as a result of the virus. Franklin County Public Health is reporting on a map they have posted on their website, the 43110-zip code has between 12-14 confirmed cases.  They are not breaking it down any further than that, and I’m not aware of any official cases in the City of Canal Winchester at this time.  The Governor has extended the Stay at Home ruling through May 1st, which is not really that surprising to most of us. Read more...


PLEASE NOTE:

  • MUNICIPAL INCOME TAXES - Filing and payment deadlines extended to July 15
Ohio's Tax Commissioner has extended the due date for filing and payment of state income tax, which in turn has extended municipal income tax filings and payments.   Municipal income returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020.  As a reminder, the City of Canal Winchester income tax is collected by the Regional Income Tax Agency (R.I.T.A.).  To complete your municipal income taxes, visit ritaohio.com.

  • RESIDENTIAL TRASH SERVICE NOTICE - RE: Bulk Collection Service
Regular residential trash service is operating, however, in order for Waste Management to maintain its focus on municipal solid waste collection and disposal, and due to the reduced number of employees in the field, effective Saturday, April 4, 2020, Waste Management is temporarily suspending Bulk Collection services (furniture, carpet, mattresses, appliances, etc.), which are non-essential during this period of emergency.  When the Declarations of Emergency and social distancing recommendations have been eased and Waste Management’s work force returns to pre-pandemic levels, Bulk Collection service will be restarted. Waste Management will provide notice when the service will resume.

Please place all waste in bins.  To sign up for service alerts from Waste Management,
click here.

TRUSTED SOURCES OF COVID-19 INFORMATIONFor complete and accurate details about Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend visiting coronavirus.ohio.gov. The site not only provides links to the Governor’s orders, but also provides families with ideas and helpful resources during this difficult time.

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CHANGES TO OUR BUSINESS OPERATIONS
To avoid impacts to our operations, we have developed work groups with staggered shifts for our employees.  Such efforts are made to mitigate any possible adverse impacts to operations in the event that cases of COVID-19 are reported locally.

In compliance with recommendations from federal and state leaders, as well as public health agencies, we have closed our buildings to the public. THIS CLOSURE WILL BE IN EFFECT THROUGH MAY 1.

City Council meetings are expected to resume on April 6, however, the public will not be permitted to attend in person.  If you have a comment regarding a piece of legislation, please utilize the comment form on the City’s website.  More info

All Commission meetings scheduled in March were postponed or canceled, and are expected to recommence in April.  Planning and Zoning Commission meetings are scheduled to resume on April 13.


TEMPORARY PANDEMIC CHILD CARE PROGRAMS
Beginning Thursday, March 26, only child care programs with a Temporary Pandemic Child Care license will be permitted to operate in Ohio, serving only essential workers defined by the state with priority for key health and safety occupations.

Action for Children’s website hosts information for families including an interactive map (updated twice daily) of the ODJFS-approved Temporary Pandemic Child Care programs in Franklin and the surrounding counties. 

Need help connecting with a provider? Please submit a request on Action for Children's website or call 614-224-0222, ext 299.


OHIO'S STAY AT HOME ORDER
Governor DeWine has issued a “Stay at Home” order which requires all Ohioans to stay at home, and limit trips outside the home to essential work and errands. Click here to see FAQ's about the Stay at Home Order.

ANXIETY RESOURCES
This is an unprecedented time, with many unexpected changes happening very quickly.  Feeling anxiety is understandable.  If you’re experiencing anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are resources available.

  • Text the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741 to reach the Ohio Crisis Text Line
  • Contact The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line 1-877-275-6364 to find local resources
  • Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY)


PROVIDING HELP
Many Ohioans are interested in helping during this time.  If you are interested in providing help, please email together@governor.ohio.gov with the following:

  • Your Name
  • Contact Information
  • How You are Interested in Helping


FRANKLIN COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND HOMELAND SECURITY
Text COVID19FC to 888-777 for COVID-19 Updates from Franklin County Emergency Services.


CANAL WINCHESTER HUMAN SERVICESResources for food and other emergency assistance. - learn more