The City of Dayton has declared a State of Emergency, for Dayton, Ohio, due to the public health impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
The City of Dayton has declared a State of Emergency, for Dayton, Ohio, due to the public health impacts of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Declaring an official State of Emergency allows the City the ability to respond quickly to enact measures that protect public health, safety and welfare within the city limits.
There have been no confirmed coronavirus cases in Montgomery County to date. Despite this, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued warnings regarding the impacts and severity of this disease and its ability to easily spread from person to person.
The City may require supplemental assistance if the severity of the event goes beyond the capabilities of local resources. The emergency declaration enables the City to call in additional resources which may be necessary.
To read the proclamation, go to daytonohio.gov/Emergency2020.
The City of Dayton will continue to keep residents informed with updates through its website and social media pages as information becomes available.