Stay At Home Order – Message from the City Manager

March 23, 2020

On Sunday, March 22nd, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state. For full guidance and frequently asked questions visit

If you are feeling sick or have questions about your personal health, please contact your health care provider or an urgent care provider.

Emergency rooms should only be used for immediate life-threatening conditions.

Public Health’s call center is open 7 days a week. Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at 937-225-6217, for general COVID-19 related questions. The call center cannot provide medical advice.

The City of Riverside park playgrounds are closed and should not be used.  Our parks will remain open, but shelter and field reservations will not be permitted while the COVID-19 emergency exists.

Remember to:

  • Wash your hands frequently
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Cough into your elbow
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • if you are too sick to take care of yourself or stay at home, call your healthcare provider for guidance
  • Keep your distance from others, including while checking on your neighbors

I wish you good health and safety,

Mark Carpenter

City Manager

Last modified: March 23, 2020

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