In response to the COVID-19 virus outbreak, Mayor Like Feeney announced Monday that the City of Chillicothe will be closing its City Administration building to the public starting Tuesday, March 17th, and it will remain closed until further notice.
“We’re taking the guidance from Governor DeWine and ODH Director Acton seriously and are committed to doing everything we can to keep the people of Chillicothe safe and help flatten the curve of this pandemic,” said Mayor Feeney in a press release on Monday.
City employees will continue to report to work and residents and businesses are encouraged to use the telephone, online services, online forms and mail to complete City business.
Instructions for interacting with individual departments can be found on the City website: www.chillicotheoh.gov. In conjunction with the building closing, the Mayor also announced that this week’s Tree Commission, Parks and Recreation Board, Design Review Board and Downtown Development Commission Board meetings are all cancelled.
The public is encouraged to take measures to avoid being exposed to the virus including frequent hand washing, avoiding close contact with people, including public gatherings of any sized, and taking other social distancing efforts.
City services such as trash pick-up, recycling, water and safety services will continue uninterrupted.