As mayor, my primary focus is on the health and safety of our community, first responders, and employees, and on ensuring the continuity of City operations. 

As of today at 2 p.m., the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that a 53-year-old from Stark County is the first case of community spread. Community spread means that the virus was contracted without any contact with a known infected person or recent travel. 

We are following Governor DeWine's and the Ohio Health Department's recommendations to promote prevention activities to slow the spread of an outbreak.

Effective immediately: The City is cancelling all City-sponsored public meetings and events that are NOT required for the continuation of City operations. 

  • Boards, Commissions, and Task Force meetings will be suspended until further notice with the exception of those meetings essential to the continuation of City operations including City Council, Planning and Zoning Commission, Design Review Board, Board of Zoning Appeal, and Civil Service Commission. 

  • All City of Green Park events will be suspended until further notice. City Parks will remain open.

  • All indoor City Park programs (i.e. Knit for the Needy, basketball, etc.) will be suspended until further notice.

  • All other City meetings or events that include the public gathering will be suspended until further notice.

  • Questions about meeting and event cancellations, please call 330-896-5500.

Voting and Private Events at City Facilities Still Continuing
Please note that voting at City of Green and Green Local Schools facilities is still scheduled for Tuesday, March 17. See details from the Secretary of State regarding the steps Boards of Elections are taking to protect the public at polling locations.

For residents who have scheduled private events at Central Park Community Hall, the Torok Center, or a Park pavilion, these private events are NOT cancelled. However, residents who wish to cancel their private events will NOT be charged their rental fee. Please contact our Parks Division at 330-896-6621 to cancel a private event.  

Time to Take Action
It is time to take action to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

  • Stay home if you are sick. Per the recommendation of the Ohio Department of Health, if anyone in your home is sick all members of your household should remain home. 

  • Prepare for the food and material needs for each of your family members if a 14-day isolation period is required.

  • And while schools remain open, Green Local Schools is asking parents to prepare for the possibility of an extended closure. Our Green Local Schools is following the directives from the Ohio Department of Health and Governor Mike DeWine and local health departments. 

If you or your family have questions about COVID-19, please call the Ohio Department of Health’s hotline 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

The next few days, weeks and perhaps weeks may not be easy. As the City, we are taking these steps to help our community prepare and plan to prevent a widespread outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in Green. We have always helped each other and pulled together as a community in tough times and we will get through this together. 


Gerard Neugebauer
Mayor, City of Green

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