COVID-19

The Splash Pad remains closed until further notice. While the Splash Pad may not be open at this time, our playgrounds, basketball courts and other park amenities have reopened. We kindly request that you maintain a safe social distance, sanitize hands before and after use, and stay home if you are sick.

City’s Reopening Timeline:
-Opened May 11 – Community Garden
-Opened May 15 – Tennis courts in Arbor Ridge Park and pickleball court in Library Park
-Opened May 29 – Skate Park located in Adventure Park
-Opened June 10 – Playgrounds, Basketball Courts, Baseball Fields, Soccer Fields and Park Shelters
-June 15 – The main Municipal Building entrance will reopen to the public. Online service tools are encouraged at www.cityofpowell.us. Park restrooms will also reopen.
-Closed/Canceled until further notice – Splash Pad, Parks & Recreation Classes and Camps

The plan was developed based on guidance from the Delaware General Health District and the State of Ohio. The plan will continue to be refined as the situation evolves based on health advice and best practice guidelines.

-The Parks & Recreation Department is offering select summer programs starting Monday, July 6. Online registration is now available here.

-Please continue to follow our social media pages for free virtual recreation classes for the whole family.

-Please continue to follow our social media pages for free virtual recreation classes for the whole family.

-Residents are encouraged to use the parks and paths but need to practice social distancing and good hygiene.

-Most park amenities have reopened. The Splash Pad remains closed.

-We ask that park visitors who observe a full parking lot upon arrival consider visiting a different, less crowded park.

City of Powell Parks

Arbor Ridge Park – 500 Bennett Parkway

Beechwood Park – located behind Scioto Ridge Elementary School

Library Park – 420 South Liberty Street

Meadowview Park – 329 Ashmoore Drive

Murphy Park – 47 Murphy Parkway

Village Green Park – 47 Hall Street

Public Safety

– The Powell Police Department and Liberty Township Fire Department have reviewed and are implementing response protocols for their agencies that will ensure first responders are in the best position possible to serve our community.

-As conditions change, the Powell Police may modify call responses, change staffing or assignments based upon operational need, or take other action to ensure the continuation of essential services.

-The Police Department is suspending fingerprinting services until further notice.

-The Police Department is suspending child seat safety checks until further notice. We recommend residents refer to their car seat and vehicle owner’s manuals and/or the car seat manufacturer website (they often have videos, they can call the manufacturer for information as well).

-The Citizens Police Academy has been postponed until further notice.

-Residents with flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, or new onset shortness of breath) who call for police and fire services will be asked about international travel and contact with others who have been exposed to COVID-19.

March 25, 2020

If you are a resident with the City of Powell and a senior citizen, live alone, or have a medical condition which prevents you from leaving your home, call the Powell Police Department and request a Well-being House Watch.  You may call 614-396-3354 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays to set it up

A police officer will come to your house once a day (between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.), to check on you and make sure you are receiving the services you need.

The officer will call you and/or knock on your door. Please respond but maintain the recommended six-foot distance. To avoid spreading the virus, the officer will not come into your home, but will talk to you from your porch.

This option will be available throughout the COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Order issued by the State of Ohio.

-The City is making every effort possible to limit non-essential public access to city facilities and staff.

-Meetings in the Municipal Building, Powell Police Department or Adventure Park Recreation Facility will be postponed until further notice for non-essential meetings.

-People who have business with the City are urged to do so by phone or email if possible. We are encouraging individuals to schedule an appointment in advance to speak in person with employees.

Beginning Monday, June 15, the Municipal Building will reopen to the public during regular business hours – 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Safety measures in all locations include:

-People who are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms must not enter the building and should contact their healthcare provider.

-All members of the public are strongly advised to wear a mask or face covering when entering the building and interacting with employees.

-Employees are required to wear masks or face coverings according to state guidelines.

-Expanded cleaning will be conducted, with all high touch surface areas being cleaned at least twice daily.

-Plexiglass barriers are installed at public counters.

-Visitors are asked to use hand sanitizer upon entering the building. Hand sanitizer stations are available.

-All lobbies will have marked indicators for safe social distancing in public areas.

-Signage will inform and instruct the public on safety precautions in place at each location.

Building Department 

  • Residential homes that are unoccupied will continue to be inspected using our normal inspection procedures. Outdoor project inspections will also still be performed in person, such as decks, screen porches, pergolas, sheds, patios, pools, etc.
  • Residential home inspections will continued to be scheduled.  The projects to be inspected would include furnace/air conditioner replacements, gas pressure test, basement finishes, interior remodels and additions.
  • When performing inspections of occupied residences during the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency, the following protocol will be observed:
    -Inspectors will contact the customer prior to the inspection and ask if someone in the home has a fever (>100.4°) or flu-like symptoms or has come in contact with someone with flu-like symptoms. If the answer is yes, the inspection will be canceled and noted in the comments of the inspection results.
    -Only one person will be permitted to greet and accompany the inspector and must wear a face covering. If the homeowner refuses to wear a face covering, they must remove themselves from the inspection area and allow the contractor to handle the inspection or it will not be performed.
    -The customer or contractor will be asked to open doors to the inspection and maintain social distancing at all times.  If the 6 ft. distancing is not possible, the customer will be asked to remove themselves from the area once all doors are opened.
    -Inspectors will also be required to wear a face covering.
  • For inspections that cannot be performed due to the health condition of the customer or refusal of the customer to follow protocol, they may be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Every attempt will be made to get your inspection the day you have requested it.  Do not schedule any inspection until all of the work is completed and ready to be inspected.
  • Inspections for commercial, multi-family new buildings, and residential new buildings will continue in person with scheduling occurring online here or by the inspection phone line at 614-802-1200.
  • If you’re dropping off drawings, permit applications or other documents, there will be a drop box near the Municipal Building Main Entrance, 47 Hall Street. Please email or call prior to delivery and let us know what you will be dropping off.
  • If you have items to pick up, there will be a separate pick-up box for that. You will be notified via email with an invoice attached. Items will be bundled with your name on them.
  • Fees may be paid online here once you have received an invoice from the City.

The Delaware General Health District, in coordination with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is closely monitoring coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

COVID-2019 Fact Sheet (Delaware General Health District)

Travel Tips (Delaware General Health District)

Frequently Asked Questions (CDC)

Get the latest information from the Delaware General Health District here.

-Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; dry hands with a clean towel or air dry hands

-Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water are unavailable

-Cover your mouth with a tissue or sleeve when sneezing or coughing

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands

-Stay home when you are sick

-Avoid contact with people who are sick.

-Also, clean high-touch areas – counters, tables, doorknobs, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, nightstands – every day using household cleaning spray or wipes according to label directions.

City of Powell outlines Initial Reopening Plan

The City is releasing a plan to reopen City offices and park amenities to the public in the coming days and weeks. The plan was developed based on guidance from the Delaware General Health District and the State of Ohio. The plan will continue to be refined as the situation evolves based on health advice and best practice guidelines.

Building Department
• Beginning Thursday, Nov. 12, the City’s Building Department plans to modify operations.

  • Residential homes that are unoccupied will continue to be inspected using our normal inspection procedures. Outdoor project inspections will also still be performed in person, such as decks, screen porches, pergolas, sheds, patios, pools, etc.
  • Residential home inspections will continued to be scheduled.  The projects to be inspected would include furnace/air conditioner replacements, gas pressure test, basement finishes, interior remodels and additions.
  • When performing inspections of occupied residences during the COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency, the following protocol will be observed:
    -Inspectors will contact the customer prior to the inspection and ask if someone in the home has a fever (>100.4°) or flu-like symptoms or has come in contact with someone with flu-like symptoms. If the answer is yes, the inspection will be canceled and noted in the comments of the inspection results.
    -Only one person will be permitted to greet and accompany the inspector and must wear a face covering. If the homeowner refuses to wear a face covering, they must remove themselves from the inspection area and allow the contractor to handle the inspection or it will not be performed.
    -The customer or contractor will be asked to open doors to the inspection and maintain social distancing at all times.  If the 6 ft. distancing is not possible, the customer will be asked to remove themselves from the area once all doors are opened.
    -Inspectors will also be required to wear a face covering.
  • For inspections that cannot be performed due to the health condition of the customer or refusal of the customer to follow protocol, they may be rescheduled for a later date.
  • Every attempt will be made to get your inspection the day you have requested it.  Do not schedule any inspection until all of the work is completed and ready to be inspected.
  • Inspections for commercial, multi-family new buildings, and residential new buildings will continue in person with scheduling occurring online here or by the inspection phone line at 614-802-1200.
  • If you’re dropping off drawings, permit applications or other documents, there will be a drop box near the Municipal Building Main Entrance, 47 Hall Street. Please email or call prior to delivery and let us know what you will be dropping off.
  • If you have items to pick up, there will be a separate pick-up box for that. You will be notified via email with an invoice attached. Items will be bundled with your name on them.
  • Fees may be paid online here once you have received an invoice from the City.

Any subsequent decisions and changes in operations will be made according to the changing situation and public health guidelines.

 

 

 

CONTACT INFO

Megan Canavan
Communications Director
614.885.5380 ext. 1022

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