Mayor Gore and city management have continuously monitored the increasing levels of concern and efforts to control the spread of the Coronavirus through local, regional and state resources. The health and safety of all residents and employees is paramount to ensuring there is minimal disruption to the delivery of essential city services. The Governor and the Health Commissioner have issued orders which escalate the level of social distancing and precautionary measures by closing additional facilities throughout the state. City Leadership has planned and prepared for such an event in order to invoke significant precautionary measures through the established Workplace Infectious Disease Outbreak Control and Response plan.
Considering that, the City of Huber Heights is hereby in ACTIVE level regarding the workplace infectious disease outbreak control and response directive.
Mayor Gore called an Emergency Meeting of City Council to Discuss a Resolution creating a Remote Public Meetings Policy to allow the City to practice full ACTIVE status regarding telecommuting and no personal attendance for public meetings.
In addition, two Adminnistrative Orders have been issued to address modifications to City operations in order to ensure the health and safty of employees and residents while mainting governance and delivery of city services.
ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 2020-003: Holding Required Public Meetings Remotely; ACTIVE Level of Precaution
Appendix 1: Limited EMS patient transport to Emergency Rooms with Mild Symptoms
Over-the-phone Police Reporting for Non-Emergency Routine Complaints
These measures have been implemented to further comply with the orders, advice and directives of the Health Commissioner, Ohio Department of Health and Governor DeWine.
Changes to operations include the following:
- City Buildings will be closed access for all but essential personnel
- Non-required public meetings will be cancelled or postponed to include Boards and Commissions
- Required Public Meetings to continue the governance of the City will be conducted using the Remote Meeting Process
- EMS will not be transporting patients with mild symptoms to area hospital emergency rooms
- Police will take over-the-phone reports for non-emergency routine complaints