Coronavirus (COVID-19) Alerts and Updates

The Village of Obetz is committed to providing routine updates related to COVID-19 management. The Village website is always the most up-to-date source of information locally.

State of Emergency
Click HERE to view the State of Emergency.

Messages from Mayor Kirk
3.24.2020
3.22.2020
3.17.2020

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Resources
Ohio Stay at Home Executive Order | Stay at Home FAQs
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Franklin County Public Health
Ohio Department of Health
Childcare for Essential Workers (Interactive Map)
THE PRESIDENT’S CORONAVIRUS GUIDELINES FOR AMERICA
COVID-19 Hotline
Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security is managing a text-alert system for emergency updates. Text COVID19FC to 888-777 to subscribe.

Closures
In accordance with Governor Mike DeWine’s State Orders to minimize the community spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Village of Obetz asks residents who normally visit village buildings for services to conduct their business online, over the phone, by mail, or through the drop box. As of Monday, March 16, 2020, the following facilities are closed to the public until further notice:
Obetz Administrative Offices
Obetz Police Office
Obetz Community Center
Obetz Athletic Club

Cancellations
The following events and meetings have been canceled.
Obetz Council meeting scheduled for Monday, March 23rd
Obetz Trout Tournament scheduled for March 28th
Obetz Charter Review Meeting scheduled for April 6th
Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for April 8th
Obetz Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11th
-Spring Clean-Up & Tire Collection scheduled for May 1st

Payments
Due to the growing concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID – 19) the Obetz Police Department Office and Village Offices are closed for making payments, in person, until further notice. You may still make payments online, through the drop box, or by mail. The drop box is located at 4175 Alum Creek Drive in the parking lot.

Over the Phone Payments
We are accepting payments over the phone during limited hours. See below.

Utilities
Number: (614) 491-1080
Hours: Every Tuesday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Police
Number: (614) 491-3211
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Tax Returns
Taxpayers will not be able to receive assistance in person until further notice.

Obetz Food Pantry
The Obetz Food Pantry will remain open. Please call 614-496-6119 to schedule an appointment.

Fortress Obetz
There are no events being hosted at Fortress Obetz until at least April 3, 2020.

Waste Management
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Waste Management is temporarily suspending collection of bulk, effective after April 3, 2020.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

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.


Friday, March 20, 2020

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security is accepting donations of medical personal protective equipment. Donations must be in sealed manufactured packaging and a valid driver’s license is required for identification purposes.

Donations are accepted Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at 5300 Strawberry Farms Blvd.


Thursday, March 19, 2020

COTA has announced that all fares are waived for bus service. They are asking all bus riders to do the following:

-Enter the bus from the back. The front bus doors will be closed. This is to give their drivers some distance from the public.
-Don’t sit right next to people. Put distance between passengers and maintain as much social distancing as possible.
-There will be hand sanitizer on the bus. Use it when you get on and off.

Here are other helpful tips to use public transit safely:
How to Take COTA to Food Pantries
How to Take COTA to Schools for Free Breakfast and Lunch

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