Vision Worthington Coronavirus Update Page

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Like most people and organizations, in our community and across the world, the Vision Worthington community visioning process has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Worthington Visioning Workshop originally scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been postponed and face-to-face outreach is on hold. We will post a new Workshop date and project timeline when it is available.

In light of the inability to conduct in-person visioning activities, please be on the lookout for more opportunities to continue the conversation virtually here at VisionWorthington.org. The Visioning Committee is hard at work creating new tools and questions for you to engage with and join the conversation about the desired future for the community. While you and your family are spending your days inside your home, we invite you to think beyond this crisis and dream big, share your stories, interact virtually with your neighbors, and look ahead to the days where we can all come together again with a common love for our community.

Please visit this page to get additional updates as we move through this situation together. For information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Worthington.org/coronavirus.

Like most people and organizations, in our community and across the world, the Vision Worthington community visioning process has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The Worthington Visioning Workshop originally scheduled for March 30, 2020 has been postponed and face-to-face outreach is on hold. We will post a new Workshop date and project timeline when it is available.

In light of the inability to conduct in-person visioning activities, please be on the lookout for more opportunities to continue the conversation virtually here at VisionWorthington.org. The Visioning Committee is hard at work creating new tools and questions for you to engage with and join the conversation about the desired future for the community. While you and your family are spending your days inside your home, we invite you to think beyond this crisis and dream big, share your stories, interact virtually with your neighbors, and look ahead to the days where we can all come together again with a common love for our community.

Please visit this page to get additional updates as we move through this situation together. For information and resources related to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit Worthington.org/coronavirus.

Public input process has concluded

  • City of Worthington announcement about Stay at Home order and City Action to Declare a State of Emergency

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    24 Mar 2020
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    Beginning tonight (3/23/2020) at midnight, all of us in the State of Ohio will be under a Stay at Home order, directed by the Governor and Ohio Department of Health Director. This order is necessary to protect ourselves, our families, neighbors and our entire community by stopping the spread of COVID-19. It is critical that we take this order seriously and stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to pick up essential food and supplies, medicines, or seek medical help. The City of Worthington is in complete support of this order and urges our citizens to cooperate.

    In order to be prepared and responsive to the evolving crisis and have the logistical and legal tools needed to assure the continuity of City services, City Manager Matt Greeson has issued a proclamation declaring a State of Civil Emergency in the City of Worthington effective immediately.

    The proclamation follows a public health emergency declaration by Worthington’s health agency, Columbus Public Health, as well as a State of Emergency in the State of Ohio as declared by the Governor, and a National Emergency declared by the President of the United States.

    Worthington’s codified ordinances provide that the City Manager can proclaim a civil emergency in order to protect the life and property of the citizens of Worthington. The proclamation authorizes City department and division directors to modify staffing assignments and duties as becomes necessary and authorizes emergency purchases essential to the continuation of services to all Worthington citizens and businesses.

    The proclamation further directs all citizens to comply with emergency orders and directs City employees to exercise due diligence in their duties during the emergency. The proclamation remains in effect for one month, unless it is extended, modified, or earlier terminated by the City Manager or a majority vote of City Council.

    The City has already taken vital action to ensure the health and safety of employees and the public by closing all City facilities and coordinating work from home provisions so vital City services can continue.

    The City of Worthington and other government agencies, essential businesses and service providers will continue to answer your calls, provide essential services, and serve the critical needs of our community. If you must go out, we encourage you to follow the advice of health experts and practice safe social distancing, wash your hands, and follow sanitary guidelines. If you have questions about what constitutes essential travel, business operations, or employment under the state order, you can view the order online or call the Ohio Department of Health hotline at 1-833-427-5634.

    These are challenging times and we appreciate your support and understanding as we work through this together. We encourage you to seek information from health experts and continue to support and be kind to your neighbors. Remember these are temporary measures to protect the health and safety of our community. For more information on City service changes and vital health and community resources, visit the links provided here on this website.

    3/23/2020 Columbus Public Health situation update

    Stay at Home Order from the Ohio Department of Health

    Stay at Home Frequently Asked Questions

    All City buildings are closed to the public. See service delivery information here

    Updated meeting cancellations (3/23/2020)

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  • City of Worthington Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

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    18 Mar 2020
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    The City of Worthington is closely monitoring the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and taking steps to slow the spread in coordination with our health service provider, Columbus Public Health (CPH). CPH protects the health and safety of all Worthington residents, through a long-standing contract agreement that names CPH as our public health service provider. All other Franklin County suburbs are represented by Franklin County Public Health.

    The City will continue to follow the guidance and recommendations of CPH, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), as it relates to public spaces, events, and meetings. The health and safety of our residents, businesses, and visitors is of the utmost importance. The City and our community partners are taking extraordinary steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Difficult decisions are being made to protect the health and safety of our Worthington community.

    For current updates, please visit: http://worthington.org/coronavirus