Please utilize this page as a hub of information for both updates from trusted public health agencies and for city-specific updates. It is imperative that we rely on the information from our trusted public health agencies as we work through this difficult public health crisis. To ensure that you are receiving the most up to date and accurate information, please check the following sources regularly:
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control: Website / Facebook / Twitter
- Ohio Department of Health: Website / Facebook / Twitter
- Ohio Governor Mike DeWine's Office: Website / Facebook / Twitter
- Ohio Channel: Website
- Erie County Health Department: Website / Facebook
- City of Huron: Facebook
Using the signup form below, you can subscribe to multiple State and Federal agencies for updates regarding COVID-19 in Ohio.
COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule:
Erie County is scheduled to receive 1,100 COVID-19 vaccine doses for adults 80+ during the week of January 18th. COVID-19 vaccine providers include the Erie County Health Department, Firelands Regional Health System, Kroger Pharmacy, Giant Eagle Pharmacy and Discount Drug Mart in Sandusky and Huron. Both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be utilized depending on where a patient receives their vaccine. See the attached press release issued by the Erie County Health Department, Firelands Regional Health System and Erie County Emergency Management Association on January 14, 2021 for more information relating to locations and registration here.
City of Huron Operational Updates:
Please review the following updates regarding operations at City Hall. As this is quickly changing, updated operations plans will be posted regularly and shared on our social media accounts. The City's Police, Fire, and Water Filtration Departments will continue operations with safety and contingency plans in place. Administrative departments (City Manager, Finance, and Parks and Recreation) are conducting all business electronically. The Municipal Court's procedures are spelled out in the link below.
- The Finance and Zoning window in City Hall will be closed starting Monday July 27, 2020
- April 7, 2020 Mayor/City Manager Letter to Residents and Businesses re: Voluntary 14-Day Self-Quarantine
- Republic Services Important Notice Regarding Your Recycling and Waste Service
- RITA (Regional Income Tax Agency) Extends Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 15, 2020
- March 16th, 2020
- March 13th, 2020
- March 13th, 2020 (Municipal Court)
Update on Transient Rentals:
Pursuant to section 4 of the Director of the Ohio Department of Health's "Stay at Home Order" amended 4/6/2020, and under the authority of the Ohio Revised Codes Sections 3701.352 and 3701.56 "person's who are entering the State of Ohio with the intent to stay are asked to self-quarantine for fourteen days. For purposes of clarity this does not apply to persons who as part of normal life work in one state and live in another."
Please notify the COVID call line at 567-867-3243 if you or any of your renters have traveled into Ohio from another state on or after April 6, 2020.
What can I do to help?
- First and foremost, TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY. Our actions now have the potential to impact hundreds of thousands of people.
- Review available resources from applicable Federal, State, and Local agencies. The White House has released a report highlighting guidelines for Americans. In addition, the Erie County Health Department has created a wonderful resource for ways you can help reduce the spread.
- Practice social distancing.
- Limit your in-person interaction with people that are of particular risk for serious illness. This includes people with underlying health conditions and people over the age of 65.
- Follow proper hygiene and cleaning practices
- Cover your cough with your elbow, sleeve, or a tissue (and throw it away)
- If you are sick, stay home!
- If you have any cold or flu symptoms, wear a face mask in public. If you are not sick, there is no need to wear a face mask.
- If you do call 9-1-1, identify any of the following symptoms to the dispatcher: fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing.
- Help those who are in need. We're a community and are going to need each other's support to get through this. Actions such as panic buying and hoarding make this much more difficult for various population groups. Check out discussions on various Facebook channels and our local community and civic groups for more information.
Are there resources available to help?
Currently, many employees and small businesses are being affected by shutdowns across multiple industries. The State of Ohio has announced it will expand access to unemployment during this time period (info below). In addition, the State is working with the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide access to low-interest loans to assist with cash flow as a result of lost revenue from this crisis.
- Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services - Unemployment Benefits for Workers Affected by COVID-19
- Small Business Administration - Coronavirus Disaster Assistant Loan Programs and a presentation on how the loans work.
- Ohio Coronavirus Jobs - Both essential businesses and current job seekers can visit Coronavirus.Ohio.gov/JobSearch to post and search.
- The Federal Government has adopted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Check out this flyer for more information on the program and how it can help.
- Need help with your gas bill? Many Columbia Gas customers need help as winter bills arrive and COVID-19's impact continues. Columbia Gas can help with payment plans, assistance for income-eligible customers, and more. Customers can call 1-800-344-4077 or go to Columbia Gas Ohio/Winter Help for more information. Your local Energy Assistance Provider, the Salvation Army and 2-1-1 can also help.
- FREE LUNCH Mondays at Noon - Take Out Only (stay in your car - starting at 12:00pm) - First Presbyterian Church, 225 Williams Street
If you do have further questions, both the Ohio Department of Health and Erie County Health Departments are urging people to call them directly. They've established hotlines for the public. Phone traffic is high, but be patient.
- Ohio Department of Health: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH
- Erie County Health Department: 567-867-3243