On Friday, Mansfield Mayor Tim Theaker issued the following news release, in which he declared a “State of Emergency” for the City of Mansfield.

That release is below in its entirety:

“This is unprecedented times for the Nation, State and the City of Mansfield.

Pursuant to the actions taken by the Governor of the State of Ohio, to combat the COVID-19 virus, I am declaring a “State of Emergency” for the City of Mansfield. A decision has been made effective Monday morning 7:30 AM March 23, 2020, the municipal building will be closed to the general public, except for necessary court matters which must be handled through the Park Avenue East entrance. Should anyone have hard documents that need to be delivered, such may be done by using the departmental drop boxes located in the 1st floor Police Department lobby (off the Third & Adams St. parking lot). The City encourages email or phone communication to conduct business.

The City will no longer shut off water services as a result of payment delinquency. Citizens should continue to make their payments either online, through the Utility Office drive through window or the drop box, both are located on the west side of the building. The Utility Collection Office lobby is closed to the general public until further notice.

The Mansfield Fire Department is also closed to the general public. Only full-time fire personnel are permitted in the stations. First floor access to the Police Department will
remain unchanged. In case of emergency call 911; should you need any assistance for nonemergencies, call 419-522-1234.

The Mansfield City Income Tax Division is closed to the public. Residents are encouraged to mail their tax forms to the City of Mansfield Income Tax Division. Director Steward has
previously issued a press release outlining the Tax Division closure guidelines.

The city parks remain open to the public except for the enclosed pavilions which are closed until further notice. Citizens are urged to follow the State of Ohio guidelines on group

The City encourages everyone, including City employees to practice safe hygiene.

Rest assured the city will continue to provide essential services as can be performed.

Tim Theaker
Mayor City of Mansfield

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