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Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), and Gov. Mike DeWine have extended the Order to stay home unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity through May 1. Read the amended Order


The City of Westerville is committed to providing routine updates related to COVID-19 management. The City website is always the most up-to-date source of information locally. Scroll below and use the accordion buttons for more information. 

Wednesday, April 1

Public health experts tell us social distancing and staying home is more important than ever to flatten the curve. Please comply with Governor DeWine’s order to stay home unless you work for an essential business or are doing an essential activity. Click HERE for details. 

  • NEW: Given recent announcements by Governor DeWine and ODH Director Dr. Acton continuing the closure of schools through April, the Westerville Community Center closure is being extended to May 1, 2020.
  • NEW: Construction related to the Uptown Improvement Project continues. Due to decreased business, pedestrian and traffic in the area, the City is accelerating construction activity, allowing the contractor to work Monday-Friday until 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m. Find progress updates at www.westerville.org/uptown.
  • REMINDER: The filing deadline for municipal income tax returns has been moved from April 15 to July 15, including any payments for taxes due from your 2019 return. 
  • REMINDER: Your March utility bill will soon arrive in the mail indicating a “zero balance due.” In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Westerville City Council declared a utility bill holiday for all customers for March utility usage payable on April 15. If you are financially able to do so, Council urges you to “pay it forward” by supporting a Westerville-based charity. Click HERE for more information.
  • REMINDER: Today is CENSUS DAY! Ohio is on the bubble in terms of retaining all of its currently allocated representatives in Congress. A complete count in Ohio will help ensure that we have strong representation on the decisions being made in Washington.
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Additional Resources for COVID-19:
  • CDC.gov
  • Ohio Department of Health
    • Contact the State of Ohio COVID-19 hotline, open every day from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)
    • COVID-19 Checklists
  • FCEM&HS Launches Coronavirus Text Message Alerts
    Residents can text “COVID19FC” to 888-777 to receive coronavirus information on their mobile device
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    The City of Westerville is collecting inspirational images to archive the community’s response to and unity in the collective efforts to do what’s best during these unprecedented times. Submit by April 6.

    Learn more.
  • UtilityBillHoliday_300x300

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Utility Bill Payment Holiday for March bills issued on April 15.

    Read the FAQs
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