Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz on Friday said he has determined it necessary to issue a declaration of emergency in the City of Tiffin in order to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the community.
“This is the first step in ensuring the City of Tiffin and/or our residents, businesses, and organizations become eligible for any and all private, state, and federal assistance, aid, loans, grants or other resources that are currently available, or may become available,” Montz said in a statement.
In accordance with Chapter 131 of the Tiffin Codified Ordinances, the Mayor’s Proclamation is necessary to exercise the powers within Chapter 131 and other relevant local, state, and federal laws to appropriately respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, a public health emergency, to protect the health, safety, and property of Tiffin residents as needed.
Furthermore, it is ordered that all playgrounds in the City of Tiffin will close to the public at sundown this evening, March 20, 2020 until further notice to further limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Other than playgrounds, there are no additional closures beyond those currently in place as ordered by Governor Mike DeWine and ODH Director Dr. Amy Acton. Please read the three documents below for the full text of the proclamation and playground order.
Ohio health officials confirmed Friday that there are 169 confirmed cases in the state, spanning 28 counties with 39 hospitalizations. One death in the state, in Lucas County, has been confirmed to be the result of coronavirus.