Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, the Community Clean up and scheduled yard sales for April and May will be postponed indefinitely. Annual June Community Yard Sale is on hold for now. New dates will be determined as we follow recommendations from our Governor Mike DeWine and Health Departments.
Monday, March 30, 2020 Update
We would like to thank everyone for practicing Social Distancing! We have seen lots of people out walking, riding bikes, and visiting with their neighbors from across the street this weekend. Good Job. We are all in this together!
Some fun ideas have been popping up to entertain the kids while still being apart. Putting hearts in the windows (Heart Hunters on Facebook) or even Easter eggs for the kids to look for as they walk/drive by. If you have an elderly or home-bound neighbor, a green piece of paper if they are okay, yellow if they need something, and red if it is an emergency would be an idea.
We continue to provide services around the Village. The Office and Municipal building remain closed to the public to protect our essential staff. The office staff is here for limited hours to keep business running. Street Water and Sewer Departments remain fully staffed at this time.
Please call (937) 834-3187 if you need assistance and leave a message on extension 3 someone will get back to you.
Businesses and restaurants remain open for carry out around the Village. Please patronize our local businesses!
Oasis of Mercy will have regular food pick ups on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at St. Michael’s, 40 Walnut St, 614-747-0882. Starting this week, Second Harvest will be at 4 locations in Mechanicsburg, Mon-Fri for 9-11am passing out food for students. You can call the school for locations.
Our Police, Fire and EMS are following all protocols to remain safe and healthy. They are covering the Village with 24/7 shifts.
Here are the latest statistics from the Champaign County Health Department:
Cases in Ohio
1,653 confirmed cases in
3 confirmed cases in Champaign County
139 ICU admissions
Here are some helpful links:
How to apply for Ohio Unemployment
How to apply for absentee ballot before April 27th deadline:
Please be kind to one another, wash your hands, stay 6ft away, stay home if you are sick, and just know that we are all in this together to flatten the curve. Ohio has an A rating for being on top of this. Let’s keep this going. We are lucky to have Governor DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton in charge! Tune in at 2pm every day for updates with DeWine! https://ohiochannel.org/
Please know that the Village of Mechanicsburg is providing full services to the Village. We are working staggered shifts to ensure that our employees and their families remain safe. The office is closed to the public and will have minimal hours to ensure that all business is taken care of on a regular basis. If you need assistance, please call (937) 834-3187 and leave a message for the department that is appropriate for your need.
The Village of Mechanicsburg is suspending disconnection of utility services, late fees and penalties for non-payment from March 23rd through April 25th. The temporary suspension should not be considered a reason to not pay your utility bill. Customers may use the night deposit box to pay utility bills. We have provided envelopes for your convenience. After April 25th, delinquent utility accounts will be reviewed and the need for service disconnections will be determined by the office on a case by case basis to ensure that delinquent balances do not become so excessive that they cannot be brought current within a reasonable time. To initiate new service, the application can be found on the website here. Please drop application off along with copy of your driver’s license, $100 deposit and all necessary signatures and we will schedule your water to be turned on.
Police, Fire and EMS services remain fully staffed at this time. Please call 911 for any emergency as usual. All other non-emergency calls may be made to (937) 834-3187 and appropriate extension. Right now, we are supplied with PPE equipment but that could change at any time. Please be kind to all our First Responders.
Our Water/Wastewater and Street Maintenance department employees are continuing to work on limited schedules and are on call 24/7.
There are many volunteers distributing food during this crisis. Oasis of Mercy Food Pantry distributes food boxes on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays at St. Michael's Church, located at 40 Walnut St, open to anyone in need. They will bring boxes out to your car. On the 4th Thursday Mobile Food Truck is at St. Michael's with both dry good and fresh/frozen boxes available. Mechanicsburg Schools is giving breakfast and lunch bags free to all students. Please visit their website for details. Church of Our Savior will have their Community Meal for carry out only on Wednesday March 25 from 5-6:30pm. Check out Mechanicsburg Free Community Meal on their Facebook page for further details. Food is also available at Mechanicsburg Ohio Blessing Box. See their Facebook page for details.
While our resources are limited, we may be able to help you find needed items. During this time we all should be practicing kindness. Please check in on your neighbors. If you are going out for groceries, see if you can pick something up for them, drop off a puzzle, Facetime your friends to stay in touch. Please practice social distancing, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, and follow all the CDC recommendations until this is over.
Links for information:
The Village of Mechanicsburg is monitoring updates from the Champaign County Health District to help minimize the community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For factual information please refer to the Champaign County Health District website: http://www.champaignhd.com/, Facebook, and Twitter. Their site and social media are updated throughout the day. As of yesterday there were no known cases in our area.
For now the best practices are wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, cover your cough, social distancing, and avoid large crowds. Be safe out there. We will update you with any future cancellations as they happen.
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