COVID-19

The Sycamore Township Board of Trustees Declared a State of Emergency in Sycamore Township
due to the COVID-19 Pandemic at their April 2, 2020 Meeting.

State of Emergency Resolution


New Groups Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Individuals 65+ years old are currently eligible to register and schedule an appointment to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Ohio. For a list of providers and locations in Hamilton County, visit www.testandprotectcincy.com. To find other locations outside of Hamilton County and throughout Ohio, visit https://vaccine.coronavirus.ohio.gov/. Please note that supply is incredibly limited. Appointments for vaccinations will continue to be updated as more vaccines become available in the region.

For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine and its launch in Ohio, CLICK HERE.

What to Expect Before, During and After Receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine

 

K-12 School Staff Vaccination Schedule

Beginning February 15th, individuals with the medical conditions below are eligible to be vaccinated.


COVID-19 Vaccine State of Ohio Phase 1A Launch
In December, the Phase 1A of the COVID-19 Vaccine was launched. This phase of vaccinations was targeted to healthcare workers in the care of COVID-19 patients, residents and nursing staff in assisted living facilities, and EMS responders.
COVID-19 Vaccine State of Ohio Phase 1B Launch
Phase 1B launches January 19th for individuals over 80 years of age and older outside of long term care facilities. Beginning January 25th, those 75 years of age and older and those with severe congenital, developmental or early-onset medical disorders will be eligible. In February, the goal is to reach all those 65 years of age and older as well as school personnel.

 


Board of Trustees Workshops and Meetings

In accordance with House Bill 404 which extended the ability of local governments to conduct meetings remotely through July 1, 2021 in order to carry out Township business during the pandemic, the Township is currently holding public meetings remotely via Zoom.

To stay up to date on current meeting protocol, find live stream links to meetings and registration links to comment during public meetings or hearings, please see the website home page under “NEWS” or sign up to receive meeting agendas via email.

Archived Sycamore Township Board of Trustees Workshops and Meetings are available for viewing here.

*In accordance with Governor Dewine’s current orders for Hamilton County, masks must be worn to cover the nose and mouth during all Township public hearings/meetings which are open to in-person public attendance.


State of Ohio Home, Small Business, and Nonprofit Relief Grants

Home Relief Grant

 

Small Business Relief Grant

 

Bar & Restaurant Assistance Fund

 

Hamilton County CARES Act Rent and Utility Assistance Application

COVID-19 Orders and Guidelines Issued by the State of Ohio

Director’s Orders for Gatherings 11/15/2020

Director’s Orders for Entertainment Venues 08/25/2020

Director’s Orders for Sports 08/19/2020

Director’s Orders for Facial Coverings Throughout Ohio 07/23/2020

Ohio Public Health Advisory System

Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Media Release 07/09/2020

“Up to All of Us” Campaign


CLOSURE OF SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP BUILDINGS TO THE PUBLIC:
In response to the current public health crisis brought on by the spread of COVID-19, the State of Emergency declared by Governor DeWine, and recommendations from the CDC, all Sycamore Township Buildings are now closed to the public.  The decision to restrict access to the buildings to employees only was made by the Board of Trustees at their March 17th Workshop meeting in order to protect our emergency workers, employees and the public.

Deliveries may be left in the bin located in the firehouse lobby during business hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

If you must speak with a Township employee in person, please call (513) 791-8447 to schedule an appointment.

IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, CALL 911

For Sheriff’s assistance, call (513) 825-2280

To speak with Fire Department Personnel, call (513) 792-8565


PARK FACILITY RENTALS SUSPENSION ENDED/PLAY STRUCTURES REOPENING:

Sycamore Township has suspended all rentals of the Schuler Community Room. Rentals of Bechtold Park Shelters are now permitted.  Rentals of ball fields are now available by appointment.

It is the responsibility of the renter to be aware of and follow any COVID-19 prevention guidelines recommended or ordered by the Governor and Director of the Ohio Department of Health.

The parks in Sycamore Township are open for use by the public. Playgrounds/play structures reopened June 10th per direction from Governor DeWine. We ask that when using the parks, playgrounds and walking trails, you follow CDC guidelines with regard to social distancing and wash your hands often. Parks restrooms are being cleaned and sanitized daily.


RESIDENTIAL ZONING APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL:

The Department of Planning and Zoning will accept zoning applications for residential fences and sheds via email to jdaves@sycamoretownship.org.  *Faxed plans will not be accepted as they are generally illegible.  Please call (513) 792-7250 for more information.

Residential Fence Zoning Application

Residential Shed Zoning Application

Fences: Application, Site Plan (No fences will be permitted in front yards)

Sheds under 200 sq ft: Application, Site plan, Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Satellite Dish (larger than one meter in diameter): Application, Site Plan, Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Antenna (over 12 ft. above roof line): Application, Site Plan,  Building Plan w/ Dimensions

Any projects requiring Hamilton County Building Permits, including pools, will still require full hard copy submittals.

For any questions, please contact jdaves@sycamoretownship.org.


Duke Energy COVID-19 Updates/Customer Assistance

Duke Energy has provided a link to dukeenergyupdates.com for customers needing assistance during COVID-19 and now allows for extended payment arrangements to be set up online for residential customers facing economic hardship. Customers simply select an option that best suits their needs and enter their Duke Energy account number or telephone number to begin the process. Customers with more complex needs can speak with a customer care representative at 800-544-6900 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Below are links to local, State and National health organizations for additional information about this virus:

Hamilton County Public Health

Hamilton County EMA/Homeland Security:

http://www.hamiltoncountyohioema.org/alert/

State of Ohio Department of Health:

Call 1-833-427-5634 with COVID-19 Questions

www.coronavirus.ohio.gov

What to Know About COVID-19 Variants

Ohio Public Health Advisory System Website

Responsible Restart Ohio

Ohio Channel YouTube Channel

Center for Disease Control (CDC) :

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Map


MENTAL HEALTH CARELINE

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (MHAS) announced the launch of a new mental health COVID CareLine for Ohioans.

Trained staff will be available to provide emotional assistance to anyone struggling with mental health concerns due to the ongoing stress of the pandemic.

The number to call is 1-800-720-9616. All calls will be confidential.


Guide to Telehealth Services and Seeing a Virtual Nurse
https://nursejournal.org/community/virtual-nurse-guide/


Get Covid-19 Alerts:

Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has added an option for the public to sign up to receive alerts about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) through the Alert Hamilton County System.

Get COVID-19 Alerts

 

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