With all the media reports about the coronavirus (COVID-19), we wanted to share with you what the City of Green is doing to prepare should the disease arrive in Ohio. As of 2 p.m., March 6, the State of Ohio does NOT have any confirmed cases of COVID-19.  State of Ohio COVID-19 Update

Currently the City of Green is working closely with the  Summit County Health Department  and following the guidelines of local, regional and national public health officials and the  Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

We are meeting daily with Green Local Schools, our Fire Division and other regional officials to review plans and guidelines for our community.

In addition, we are reviewing our emergency plans and policies and reviewing CDC's recommendations to ensure that critical City services will be maintained should the virus impact our community. 

As a member of the community, we ask that you do your part to prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following the recommendations of the CDC:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
  • CDC does NOT recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including COVID-19
  • Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms of COVID-19 to help prevent the spread of the disease to others. The use of facemasks is also crucial for health workers and people who are taking care of someone in close settings (at home or in a health care facility).

For more links, resources and guidelines for families and the community, visit .  

We also recommend that you review the Ohio Health Department's household checklist to help your family prepare and plan.


Gerard Neugebauer
Mayor, City of Green

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