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Community Emergency Alerts

14 Alerts
March 25, 2020

Essential Business Determinations

The city has been asked on a number of occasions if it can declare a local business as “essential” under the Ohio Department of Health orders. The answer is, “The city does not have the authority to declare any business essential or not.” Lieutenant...

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March 24, 2020

City Council Declares a State of Emergency

“The health and safety of our residents and employees continues to be of highest priority to us,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “Last night City Council took action to formally declare a state of emergency in the City of Sidney with relation to the...

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March 24, 2020

Shelby Public Transit Changes

“Shelby Public Transit has increased rigorous and frequent cleaning of all hard surfaces in facilities and buses. We are taking preventative measures as recommended by the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health,” stated Assistant City Manager/Public Works...

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March 23, 2020

City Park Playground Closures

“The Governor’s announcement on Sunday has prompted closures of all places of public amusement, whether indoors or outdoors. This will impact all City of Sidney Parks,” shared Parks and Recreation Director Duane Gaier.

Starting immediately, all shelters...

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March 20, 2020

Police Department Records and Found Property Procedure Changes

“As a precaution due to coronavirus, the Police Department Business Office Window will be closed to the public effective immediately and will remain closed until further notice,” stated Police Chief Will Balling.

Balling shared that fees associated with...

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March 20, 2020

City to Implement Staffing Level Changes

“Despite the closure of city facilities to the public, vital city services and functions continue without interruption,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “To protect our employees we have implemented changes to city staffing levels that will begin...

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March 19, 2020

Verify COVID-19 Information Sources

“Much of the world is grappling with the coronavirus, or COVID-19 outbreak, but that won’t stop scammers from preying upon the minds and emotions of our residents,” stated Police Chief Will Balling. “There has already been reports of fake news and scams...

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March 18, 2020

City Offices Closed to Public

“The health and safety of our residents and employees are of highest priority to us,” stated City Manager Mark Cundiff. “To help combat the spread of COVID-19 city facilities will be closed to the public starting this afternoon Wednesday, March 18, 2020,...

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March 18, 2020

Emergency Dispatch Protocols Updated

Effective immediately Sidney Fire and Rescue will implement the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Ohio Department of Public Safety, State Medical Board of Ohio and recommendations from Sidney Fire’s Medical...

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March 18, 2020

Changes to Revenue Collections Processes

With City Hall currently closed to the public, some of our processes and procedures have also been modified. Check out the changes to our Revenue Collections processes on the COVID-19 Update website under the Press Releases heading.

March 17, 2020

COVID-19 City-Related Closures

As the situation continues to evolve with new guidance issued daily, the city has been forced to cancel and/or postpone several public events. Please stay tuned to this website and our social media outlets for updated cancellation/closures.

• Sidney...

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Latest Update:

March 23, 2020 2:57 PM

Starting immediately, all shelters, play structures, swings, slides, climbers and any other play features in the city parks are closed for use by the public.

March 17, 2020

Sidney Municipal Court Issues Order in Response to COVID-19

The Sidney Municipal Court is open as we continue to deal with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The following information concerns the status of the Court's operations:

1. Criminal and traffic arraignments will be continued for at least forty-five...

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March 16, 2020

City Community Emergency Alert Activated for COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will provide updated information as it becomes available, in addition to updated...

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March 16, 2020

COVID-19 Week in Review

Thank you to the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police for this bullet point list of the events of last week related to COVID-19.

• On Monday, Governor DeWine signed Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a state of emergency in Ohio to protect the...

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