Good Friday afternoon, all.

As promised, I am attaching the updated Stay at Home order for your review. The changes to the order go into effect on Monday. Amended Stay at Home Order

An update on the PPP loan: Please be patient with our local SBA lenders. Their directives have changed and the forms have changed quite a bit. They are doing what they can to get you through this process. To review the information currently available on the EIDL as well as the PPP Loan, please visit Coronavirus Disaster Assistance

Many of you have taken advantage of the job board that was announced yesterday. If you have a job to post and would like to post on the Ohio Job Board, please contact me and I will assist in anyway possible. The following link will take you directly to the website: COVID-19 Job Search Website

As the need for PPE continues, please ask yourselves/your business what you can do to join the army of makers. I would like to publicly thank The Print Shop for their recent donation of face shields they produced. I know our community front line workers are extremely appreciative. Thank you, Print Shop!

I hope you are able to enjoy a bit of this beautiful weather with those you love-



CONTACT: Joe Denen, City Manager
PHONE: 740-636-2340
Date of Release: 4/02/20
Washington Court House

Parents Please Help Keep Children Safe

I am writing to you today to ask for your help keeping our children and the whole community safe during these difficult times. I am a parent and I know that social distancing is difficult for kids.
Children enjoying the outdoors and maintaining reasonable distance apart is healthy. Children ignoring social distancing and visiting their friends’ homes risks spreading the COVID 19 virus. While most children infected with the virus will suffer little, risk to their health remains. Indiscriminate movement of children ignoring social distancing in the community will spread the virus.

I have no desire to tell anyone how to raise their children. If you are a parent or guardian, I am asking you to talk with your children about the importance of social distancing. Also, please tell your children not to enter their friends’ homes.

The next several weeks will be difficult. The news is not likely to be good. Our resolve will be challenged. What is asked of us now is small compared to the risk the virus threatens. It is an irony that physical separation is now the best means to demonstrate our love for our families and friends.

Please talk with your children and help keep them safe.