HUDSON — The city on Sunday afternoon said it has been reported on social media that a Hudson woman has Summit County’s second documented case of COVID-19 (coronavirus).
A Hudson woman posted on Facebook Saturday that she is "Summit County case#2" of COVID-19. A reporter with Gannett Co. Inc. has reached out to her for an interview.
City leaders said they are awaiting confirmation from Summit County Public Health, according to a news release.
"The Hudson resident is self-isolating at home, and Hudson safety forces are prepared to respond as needed to this resident," the news release stated. "With more people being tested for COVID-19, we can anticipate more confirmed cases throughout the State of Ohio, Summit County and in Hudson."
Starting at noon on Monday, Hudson City Hall and all city facilities will be closed to the public until further notice. These include Town Hall, Public Works, Parks Office, Hudson Public Power, Hudson Water Plant and the Cemetery Office. City employees should report to work as usual on Monday.
If residents need to contact city staff, they should call or email. A staff directory is located on the city’s website at www.hudson.oh.us/StaffDirectory. Bills can be paid online through our website at www.hudson.oh.us/Utilities, or can be dropped into the bill drop-off box near the front entrance of City Hall off Terex Road. Issues or concerns can be forwarded to the city through its Engage Hudson App, through email, through the website at "Report a Concern" (www.hudson.oh.us/ReportaConcern) or by calling the service department at 330-342-1750.
Starting this week, all city council meetings and workshops, as well as all board and commission meetings, will be closed to the public. In addition, the city is canceling all non-essential board or commission meetings entirely.
Scheduled council workshops and meetings will be live streamed on the city's website at www.hudson.oh.us/WatchMeetings. The meetings can also be viewed later on-demand. If citizens want to make public comments, the city will publish an email address where residents can send their comments. The comments will be read during the meetings.
While the police station remains open, the city is encouraging everyone to call 330-342-1800 if they need to speak with the police in non-emergency situations rather than coming to the station. People calling 911 for a medical emergency or other issue may be asked additional health questions so the Fire, EMS, and police know in advance and are prepared for any possible COVID-19 exposure. Certain police calls that normally would be handled in person may now be handled and documented by an officer over the phone. This will not affect officers responding to serious calls in person. The police has also suspended fingerprinting assistance for non-criminal matters.
In general, the city’s service department will not be scheduling appointments where employees will need to enter someone's home during this time unless it is an emergency. The city encourages residents who are not feeling well or are otherwise self-quarantined or self-isolated to let city employees know that when they call for service.
Barlow Community Center remains closed, as well as the community rooms at City Hall. Barlow will be open for Tuesday's primary election.
For more information visit the city's website for more information at www.hudson.oh.us.