*Update from 4/3*
On April 2, 2020 Governor Mike DeWine extended the “ stay at home order” to May 1 because of the ongoing Coronavirus threat. This order was initially issued on March 22 to last through April 6, 2020.
Please visit Southwest General Health Center’s webpage for additional information on the prevention of COVID-19 and how to identify symptoms:
*Update from 3/29*
Information from the Trustees and Fiscal Officer:
We continue to ask you to follow the directive to stay in your home except for necessary errands. Work and study from home. Wash your hands frequently and avoid touching your face, eyes, nose and mouth. If you exhibit the recognized symptoms of the Coronavirus, call your doctor.
We have enacted several procedures to ensure the protection of our safety and public service forces. We take temperatures at the beginning of each shift and ensure personal protective equipment is available. Our staff must remain safe and healthy, so they are able to care for all of us.
Though some of our staff is working from home, we continue to provide all essential services to the residents and business community in Olmsted Township. We ask you to check our website and our Facebook page on a regular basis. Updates are posted as they occur. Sign up for ReadyNotify. This emergency information system is County-wide and will alert residents of critical events throughout the County as well as locally.
We are on regular conference calls with US Representative Anthony Gonzalez and Bill Young, CEO Southwest Hospital. Governor DeWine holds regular press conferences. As we get information, we will continue to pass it along to you.
Lisa Zver, Jeanene Kress , Larry Abbott, Brian Gillette
The Olmsted Township Board of Trustees and Fiscal Officer
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, residents should visit the following websites:
- Centers for Disease Control: https://coronavirus.gov
- Ohio Department of Health: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov
- Cuyahoga County Board of Health: https://www.ccbh.net/coronavirus/
These websites are also valuable resources for the management of COVID-19:
- State of Ohio Coronavirus/COVID-19 web page: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/
- CDC web page: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/
- Click here to view Governor DeWine’s daily press conferences: https://governor.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/governor/home
- Olmsted Township, up-to-date information on COVID-19: olmstedtownship.org
As a reminder, the Township asks that residents take the following precautions:
- Wash your hands with soap and water every two hours, and always for at least 20 seconds each time.
- Practice social distancing (stay at least six feet away from people whenever possible).
- Avoid contact with people who are sick.
- Be neighborly! Help out your neighbors, especially those who may require additional assistance.
If you have not done so already, please register for our Ready Notify service to keep you current with official Township business and updates, including up-to-date notices from the state and federal governments concerning COVID-19. Register here: https://ready.cuyahogacounty.us/en-US/ReadyNotify.aspx
Read the State of Ohio’s Stay at Home order here: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/static/DirectorsOrderStayAtHome.pdf
Republic waste has suspended bulk and yard waste pickup. https://www.republicservices.com/coronavirus
Olmsted Township will not be doing bulk or hazardous waste drop-off until further notice. https://olmstedtownship.org/service/
Home internet is now an essential tool for today’s education. Through Connect2Compete, Cox opens a world of opportunity for families by providing low-cost, home internet with wi-fi: https://www.cox.com/residential/internet/connect2compete.html
*Update from 3/18*
Please read this important letter from our Township Trustees in regards to the status of Township Offices.
The Trustees attended a meeting on Monday, March 9, 2020 at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health have been gathering and coordinating all of the information, questions and steps that each individual in Cuyahoga County should take to reduce their risk of acquiring Coronavirus or Covid19. Chief Kelly and Chief Vanyo are also receiving daily briefs/updates from the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management.
A suggestion sheet was sent out by the CDC which lists 10 steps to take to manage your health at home. These steps outline the same information we received from the Board of Health.
Some of them include:
1. Social Distancing
2. Don’t gather in public places
3. Wash your hands frequently
To address your specific questions – mass testing of covid19 is not available and mass gatherings of people to do so would pose and increased risk and is against the advice of the Cuyahoga County Board of Heath, especially with our senior and other at-risk population.
Any vaccinations to protect against covid19 are not available at this time. When they do become available, the distribution will be coordinated by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. This is a fluid situation and we are in close contact with the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.
Olmsted Township is doing all that we can to assist our residents, including our elderly, to take the best care of themselves that they can. If you have any other questions, please reach out to any of us at any time, but if you have specific questions related to the virus itself, please contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, log onto any of the websites or call the 833 number listed above.