Ward 3 Quick Update: March 13, 2020

Ward 3 Resident,

I know there are a lot of residents concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will all get through this by working together as both a Ward and a community! There are now at least 3 confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County and Governor Mike DeWine has declared as State of Emergency to allow state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response to COVID-19. Read More.

We as local city officials here in North Royalton recognize the current COVID-19 situation and the potential impact. Fire Chief Robert Chegan, serving as the Emergency Coordinator for our City, and Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz have maintained daily situational awareness since the inception of this rapidly evolving situation. We as a City continue to coordinate with the following agencies on a daily basis: CDC, Ohio Department of Health, Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and other government and healthcare agencies.

With that, it is important not to panic, be educated, and to take steps at home to prevent the spread of germs. To prepare and be aware of any potential outbreaks, ReadyNotify is our City’s Reverse 911 notification system powered by CodeRED. It’s used by the County and our community to issue emergency notifications to the residents, especially when rapid and accurate information is essential for your immediate safety. You can register by clicking HERE.

Some Local things to Update you on regarding COVID-19 below:

Important North Royalton City School District Information Regarding COVD-19

March 12, 2020 Message from Superintendent Greg Gurka:

Dear Parents and Community,

This afternoon, Governor Mike DeWine held a press conference announcing that students in Ohio will not report to school for three weeks due to the coronavirus.

Governor DeWine also said we have to do everything we can to slow down the spread of this virus and out of extreme caution, the District has decided to put that in place beginning tomorrow.  Students will not report to school beginning Friday, March 13 through April 3 unless otherwise ordered by Governor DeWine. All events scheduled to take place between now and April 3 are canceled. This includes all athletic practices, scrimmages, club meetings, and any activity that is part of our school program.  Additionally, Serpentini Stadium is closed.

On Friday, all school buildings will be open for students and parents only to pick up necessary educational supplies and/or equipment and personal items that may have been left in the building due to the timing of this announcement.   After tomorrow, our school facilities will be closed to the public.

We recognize that this decision will cause disruptions in the day to day routine for our families.  I will have further communication with you in the coming days in regards to any educational opportunities that our staff may provide for students.

Thank you for your support and cooperation during this time.

On March 13, 2020 the North Royalton City School District clarified that voting is still taking place in all 3 elementary school buildings on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 for the Presidental Primary Election.  The buildings will be open and then cleaned after the workers/voters leave.

For additional updates directly from the North Royalton City School District Click Here to view their special COVID-19 Website

North Royalton City Government Important Updates Regarding COVID-19

The City of North Royalton Office on Aging and Human Services has extended its suspension of all activities and events through April 3 due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
The following Community Meetings & Events have been Canceled or Postponed Due to COVID-19:

Cub Scout Pack 218
Annual Pancake Breakfast at Royal Redeemer Church Scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been CANCELED

Royalton Hills Lions Club’s Annual Poor Man’s Raffle Scheduled for March 14, 2020 at American Legion Post #703 has been CANCELED. The club hopes to re-schedule at a later date.

Saint Albert the Great Church’s
“St. Patrick’s Day Benefit” Scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been POSTPONED and is re-scheduled for May 16, 2020. Read More.

North Royalton Business Group
Spring Networking Happy Hour Scheduled for March 27, 2020 at BlueLine Classics, LLC has been CANCELED.

For Additional Updates Click Here to view the City of North Royalton Facebook Page.

North Royalton Ward 3 COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Website Launched for Residents

Since many residents have been contacting me about where to find reliable information to keep themselves and their families safe. I am officially launching TODAY a special part of my website at http://www.danlangshaw.com/2020/ward-3-coronavirus-covid-19-updates/ as a one-stop location to stay up to date on the COVID-19 situation and what is being done at the Federal, State, County, and Local Level that you need to be aware of. I will be updating this on a regular basis. I hope this helps in delivering more effective information as we get through this!

Stay Safe!

Dan Langshaw
Ward 3 Councilman
North Royalton City Council