In response the Governor DeWine’s recent COVID-19 Mask Statement, the Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce released the following:
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that beginning on Thursday, July 23, at 6:00 p.m., a statewide mask mandate will go into effect in all 88 Ohio counties.
The Governor has made it clear that he expects citizens to be compliant: “We believe that requiring masks statewide will make a significant difference and will be key to making sure other counties do not progress to a higher level of increased spread.”
All individuals in Ohio must wear facial coverings in public at all times when:
• At an indoor location that is not a residence;
• Outdoors, but unable to maintain six-foot social distance from people who are not household members;
• Waiting for, riding, driving, or operating public transportation, such as a taxi, a car service, or a private car used for ride-sharing.
The order only requires those 10 years old or older to wear a mask. Additional exclusions include:
• Those with a medical condition or a disability or those communicating with someone with a disability;
• Those who are actively exercising or playing sports;
• Those who are officiants at religious services;
• Those who are actively involved in public safety; or
• Those who are actively eating or drinking.
Because the mandate is not a criminal statute that can be enforced by police officers, the Put-in-Bay Police Department cannot enforce this mandate. However, the Police Department will be enforcing criminal infractions associated with this mandate. For example, unmasked customers refusing to leave a business that requires masks to be worn may be charged with criminal trespass.
Please do not call the Police Department or 9-1-1 to report people not wearing masks on the islands.
To make complains about individuals not complying with the mandate, you may contact the Ottawa County Health Department at (419) 734-6800 or the Ohio Department Health at (883) 427-5634.
We hope that all residents and visitors comply with the Governor’s mandate and do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19.
More information on the mandate can be found here: https://governor.ohio.gov/…/news-an…/covid19-update-07222020
Put-in-Bay Chamber of Commerce announces the following statement:
We join Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio’s Lake Erie Shores & Islands, and others in Ohio to do our part by wearing masks and promoting social distancing. By following these guidelines, we can all help keep Ohio and our island a safe place to visit, live, and work.
Put in Bay School has a transition team to discuss and make plans for the 2020-2021 school year. A Transition Team Web page is available to provide the community with access to meeting minutes, along with other information and resources.
46% of the school’s parent survey support a remote learning program to begin the 2020 – 21 school year. The Transition Team site is available by clicking here. The complete results of a recent parent survey are posted there, too. Wednesday, July 16, 2020, at 9am, is when the next Put-in-Bay School Transition Team meeting takes place.
Put-in-Bay Property Association meets on Saturday, 18 July 2020, at 9am.
PIBPOA meeting is at Perry’s Cave Pavilion, next to DanDee’s Snack Shack.
Speakers include Interim Put-in-Bay Police Chief James Kimble, who provides a police department update, as well as Put-in-Bay EMS Manager Patrick Rogers presenting a COVID-19 review. Social distancing and face coverings required. Please bring a chair.