Village Office Closed

We are sorry to have to report that someone, who was in the Village Office on a frequent basis last week, has tested positive for COVID.  That person is now under quarantine and is getting treatment. Our thoughts and prayers are with that person.

In the meantime, the staff of the Village Office will work from home as much as possible.  The Office will be sanitized and those of us who work in the Office will be tested for COVID.  Also, for your own protection, we cannot admit Village residents into the office until we are advised by medical experts that it is safe to do so.

Right now, many of you want to pay your utility bills which can be done by check deposited in the drop-box at the entrance to the Village Office or online on the Village Website.  Please conduct other Village business by email or, when necessary, leave a voicemail message and someone will return your call.

Finally, I can report that the latest report is that there are 20 positive cases in the Village.

- Mayor Donald Lofty

Leaf Collection Begins Oct. 15

Every fall, the Village of Glendale Public Works Department offers curbside leaf collection in the fall. This year, collection will begin on October 15. Please rake your leaves into neat piles between the sidewalk and street, taking care to avoid placing any leaves in the street as they can block storm gutters and clog catch basins during rain. Please do not mix any other materials with your leaves when raking them to the area between the sidewalk and curb.  Foreign objects, including sticks, will cause damage to our leaf machine and may pose a hazard to our staff. 

During this time, the Village of Glendale will not be collecting brush and limbs, however, Rumpke will continue to collect these items as part of your regular trash service. Simply containerize or bundle these items and place them out with your regular trash.

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Village of Glendale at (513) 771-7200.

Guidelines for Trick-or-Treating

For those wishing to have their children participate in trick-or-treating, the Village of Glendale has set the hours to be 6:00 to 8:00pm on Saturday, October 31, 2020.  In the interest of safety, we are passing along the advice from the Ohio, Department of Health (DoH).

The DoH strongly recommends that Ohioans exercise caution when deciding to participate in trick-or-treating and consider alternative ways to celebrate the holiday.  For those deciding to participate in trick-or-treating, the DoH has published the following guidelines:

If taking your children trick-or-treating, limit the number of homes you visit and ask your children to stay as far from treat-givers as possible.  For small children, consider holding the bag for them.

Wipe off candy wrappers with sanitizing wipes when you arrive home (NOTE:  Never wipe unpackaged food with wipes.)

Allow children to eat only factory-wrapped treats.  Avoid homemade treats made by strangers.

If your child is at greater risk of complications from COVID-19, contact your doctor before allowing participation in Halloween activities.

As usual, if you wish to distribute treats, put the outside lights on at your house.  No lights mean no treats.

For trick-or-treating reach out to neighbors to discuss ways to ensure 6-foot social distancing, how treats can most safely be distributed, and the need for face coverings.

Refrain from having children select their own treats from a bowl/common container.  Set up a hand-sanitizing station.  Consider placing treats on porch steps or a table in the driveway with a sign asking children to take only one.  Or use other creative ways to distribute treats, such as using a candy “slide”” made of PVC pipe, or hanging treats from a wall or fence.

Hamilton County Updates on COVID-19 Isolation Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its guidance for the duration of isolation necessary following COVID-19 diagnosis. This guidance is important in that it will affect the criteria for employees and others infected with COVID-19 to return to work and/or normal activity. The guidance updates are as follows:

- For most persons with COVID-19, isolation and precautions can generally be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and resolution of fever for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever- reducing medications and with improvement in other symptoms.

- Symptom-based criteria were modified as follows: changed from “at least 72 hours” to “at least 24 hours” have passed since last fever without the use of fever-reducing medications, and changed from “improvement in respiratory symptoms” to “improvement in symptoms” to address the expanding list of symptoms associated with COVID-19.

- A person who has clinically recovered from COVID-19 and then is identified as a contact of a new case within 3 months of symptom onset of their most recent illness does not need to be quarantined or retested for SARS-CoV-2. However, if a person is identified as a contact of a new case 3 months or more after symptom onset, they should follow quarantine recommendations for contacts found by clicking here.

These are the biggest changes in guidance for return to work/activity. The following link provides a wealth of information about resuming business and other activities. As always, please call anytime with questions.

Stay healthy!

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