Thursday, May 28, 2020
All City of Tiffin Municipal buildings shall remain closed to the public, except for employees of the city through end of day July 5, 2020. This closure includes family members of city employees, friends of city employees, members of the general public, and employees currently on any sort of leave. Current employees should only enter and exit other buildings and offices within city government if absolutely necessary. This includes all playgrounds per closure by the State of Ohio. Once the State of Ohio rescinds the playground closure, Tiffin playgrounds may reopen. Mail and essential deliveries may continue, however, employees should avoid placing themselves within six feet of the individual making
sanitation upon handling any packages. City Council members are considered City of Tiffin employees and may enter and exit the building as needed, but are encouraged to keep trips to a minimum, follow social distancing guidelines, and are asked to wear facial coverings when inside municipal buildings. Employees not following these guidelines listed in this order may be subject to discipline up to and including termination.
By closing municipal buildings to the public for the month of June, this will allow the Administration five to six weeks to analyze data so we may better understand how the reopening of much of the state impacts COVID-19 cases locally. It is my hope that we may begin to reopen municipal offices to the public in some capacity by Monday, July 5 2020. This may be a full-scale reopening or may be a soft reopening, which would include by appointment visitors only. We will have a better understanding later in June as to the overall state of the pandemic in Tiffin and Seneca County by that time. Furthermore, by extending the closure, this allows for additional safety barriers to be installed in various offices to ensure the safety and well-being of employees and visitors. If you have any questions, please contact the mayor’s office.
Aaron D. Montz Mayor, City of Tiffin