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The City of Akron, like every community across the world, is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in more than 100 locations internationally, including in the United States. The disease has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”). On March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization publicly characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 nationally, please visit the CDC's site at

For the state of Ohio's response please visit


United Way Resources Homepage - food assistance, medical information services, utility disconnection protection, etc.
Greater Akron Chamber's Resource Page - Financial Relief, SBA Econonmic Injury Disaster Loans, Unemployment Assistance, Etc.
To Donate: Akron Summit County COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund

City Updates:

City Confirms First Two Positive COVID-19 Test Results For First Responders 3.27.20 
Akron Extends Income Tax Filing Deadline to July 15 3.27.20   

Mayor's Statement on Stay at Home Order 3.23.20   
"Stay at Home" Order from Governor DeWine 3.22.20   
Greater Akron Economic Development Partners Launch COVID-19 Resource Guide for Employers and Employees 3.20.20    
Plans and Permits Office Closed to the Public 3.19.20    
Public Notice - Postpone Board, Committee, and Commission Meetings 3.19.20  
Civil Law Department Closing to Public 3.19.20   
Measures to Protect City Workforce 3.17.20   
Temporarily Suspending Public Access to In-Person Customer Service Windows 3.16.20  Mayor Horrigan's Statement 3.15.20   
Mayor Horrigan's Statement 3.13.20   
City Employee Policies and Best Practices  3.13.20

What should you do to protect yourself and your family from the disease?

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.

Stay home if you’re sick

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Clean and disinfect

  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

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