This letter is to inform you that Mayor Seman and City Officials have been closely monitoring developments regarding the 2019 Coronavirus and the increased infection numbers within the State of Ohio, Portage County, and the City of Ravenna. We are regularly monitoring this situation by maintaining communication with the Portage County Health Department, the Centers of Disease Control (CDC), and the Ohio Department of Public Health.
At this point, we are asking all residents, employees, and visitors to assist us with preventing the spread of this virus within our community by following the mandate given by Governor Mike DeWine, found in this memo. These additional measures are very much needed to help slow the spread of COVID-19 in the community. The safety of City residents, guests, business owners, and patrons are best protected by implementing a facial mask mandate. Thus, effective immediately, facial coverings are mandated within the City of Ravenna.
Facial coverings are mandated in the following situations:
- In indoor areas accessible to the public:
- Inside a retail business establishment.
- All customers in restaurants and bars must wear facial coverings when not at their table.
- In office spaces open to public when they are inside the establishment.
- Customers of personal care and grooming businesses.
- In outdoor areas accessible to the public if physical distancing of a least six (6′) feet of separation is not possible.
Exceptions for Facial Coverings:
- Under the age of 10.
- Those with a medical condition, a disability, or those communicating with someone with a disability.
- Those who are actively exercising or playing sports.
- Those who are actively eating or drinking.
- Those who are officiants at a religious service.
We need to stress that the city-wide face covering mandate is precautionary and the City of Ravenna will comply with all of Governor Mike DeWine’s requests, recommendations, and mandates. The City of Ravenna will continue to monitor COVID-19 and encourage compliance with the CDC, ODH, and the Portage County Health Dept. Our top priority is the safety, health, and well-being of our residents, visitors, and their families. We will update residents with any new information that becomes available. You may go to the websites listed at the bottom of this page for more information on COVID-19. Thank you all for your conscientious effort towards the prevention and spread of the coronavirus. We can and will get through this together!
Maor / Safety Director
Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
CDC/Coronavirus Hotline: 1-833-481-5694
Ohio Department of Public Health (ODH)
Portage County Combines General Health District