Nelsonville City Council meeting postpone until the April 13, 2020 scheduled council meeting due to COVID-19 precautions

The Nelsonville City Council announces that due to Governor DeWine declaring a state of emergency and the Ohio Department of Health’s order limiting and/or prohibiting mass gatherings to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, Nelsonville City Council will postpone meeting until the April 13, 2020 scheduled council meeting.

Nelsonville City Manager addresses the Cities actions to help mitigate the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak

As City Manager, I would like to assure you that the City of Nelsonville continues to closely monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness around the world.

Each of us needs to do what we can to keep ourselves and the Nelsonville community remain healthy. We need the leaders of all organizations in our City to make sound, informed decisions based on the mitigation strategy communicated by the experts at the CDC, Ohio Department of Health and the Athens City-County Health Department to protect the most at-risk population.

It is now prudent to take reasonable steps to avoid, postpone or cancel large non-essential events and socially distance ourselves in public. I ask that we all practice patience, understanding, and empathy at this time, for there is no one unaffected by these disruptions.

We need to realize that our healthcare system will be taxed. We should ask ourselves, “What can I do to reduce the stress on the system?” (Hint: good hygiene, social distancing, get a flu shot – not to protect you from COVID-19 but to reduce the likelihood you would need medical care). If you’re the leader of an organization in Nelsonville, I expect your organization will follow the directives of the Ohio Department of Health and the Athens City-County Health Department.

Out of an overabundance of caution, we have modified City operations to mitigate the spread of the virus. We will continue to conduct business as usual but the Nelsonville City building and complex will be closed to the public except by appointment or emergency, we are asking that our residents contact us via telephone, or e-mail, to keep any exposure to a minimum. Our Public Safety departments will continue to provide services.

All City Services will continue to operate and care for the citizens of Nelsonville but are taking extra precautions to keep you AND them safe. This includes:

  • Staff have been directed to regularly disinfect all common gathering spaces, doors, counters, meeting rooms and City vehicles.
    • Extra caution taken by emergency services when interacting with the public.
    • Limiting or cancelling large City-Sponsored events.
    • Requesting that all City Water/Sewer bills be paid by using our online bill paying service if possible, (www.cityofnelsonville.com). If not, bills can be paid by personal check, bank check or money order mailed to the City or by using our drop box located in the parking lot.

Additional measures will be taken as the situation develops. The City stands ready to continue to support the citizens of Nelsonville.

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Nelsonville City Manager
Scott Frank

Gov. DeWine announces closure of Ohio bars, dine-in restaurants, 3/15/2020 at 9PM.

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine will be issuing an order to close all bars and restaurants Sunday night at 9 p.m. to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

During a press conference, Gov. DeWine added that establishments can stay open for carry-out and delivery but what we can’t have is people congregating and seating.

“I’m aware that this will impact many, many good workers. I can’t tell you how sorry I am, but we will work to mitigate the suffering,” DeWine said. “It is our goal for everyone to get through this.”

Nelsonville boil order for High St from 510 High St to Grosvenor St, until further notice, unless notified otherwise

The Nelsonville Water Department has issued a boil order for High Street from 510 High Street to Grosvenor Street.

The Boil Order has been issued due to a repair for a leak on the mainline. When a boil order is in effect, we ask those affected to boil their drinking and cooking water for three minutes before being consumed.

This Boil Order is in effect until further notice, unless notified otherwise.

Please remember to check on your elderly neighbors/family/friends!

During this upheaval in our lives, please remember to check on your elderly neighbors/family/friends. As frustrating as it is for you to not be able to find toilet paper, water and/or hand sanitizer, try to imagine how hard it is for them. Also, if you see someone who is elderly and/or disabled in the store looking for an item and you can help in any way, please offer. It might make the difference they need. Thank you!