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City of Tiffin sends letter to Gov. DeWine urging him to keep Ohio ‘open for business’ amid pandemic Staff




From left: Tiffin City Councilman Ben Gillig, Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine

The City of Tiffin is sending a resolution to Gov. Mike DeWine and other officials urging them to keep Ohio “open for business” amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Aaron Montz signed the resolution Tuesday morning, which was introduced by at-large Councilman Ben Gillig.

Tiffin City Council voted unanimously Monday evening to pass the resolution and send it to Gov. Mike DeWine, interim director of the Ohio Department of Health Lance Himes, State Sen. Dave Burke, and State Rep. Bill Reineke.

The resolution urges DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health to avoid any further shutdowns designed to stymie the spread of the coronavirus. DeWine’s administration previously forced bars, restaurants, gyms, and other businesses considered non-essential to close temporarily.

The resolution states that the previous shutdown measures “created unemployment, reduced tax revenue for cities making it difficult to provide necessary safety services for the public, and caused economic hardship for many families in Tiffin and Ohio.”

“Common sense precautions, especially when taken together, to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus including regularly washing and sanitizing hands, wearing masks or face coverings, socially distancing, self-isolating after being exposed to a person testing positive, have proven to be an effective way to protect the health and safety of all Ohioans during the pandemic while enabling the continuation of essential services, businesses, education, and travel necessary to protect health and safety, and for the continuity of social and commercial life of Tiffin and Ohio citizens during the pandemic,” the resolution states.

In the resolution, Tiffin City Council also urges Tiffin residents and all Ohioans to follow measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19.

You can read the full resolution in its entirety below.

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