Hudson shuts down city hall, city buildings to public following coronavirus case

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Posted at 2:29 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 14:30:08-04

HUDSON, OH — The City of Hudson is moving swiftly to contain a confirmed case of coronavirus by closing city hall and city buildings to the pubic effective noon Monday while urging residents and visitors to take extra precautions.

Hudson resident Amy Driscoll posted on her Facebook page over the weekend that she had contracted the virus and was recovering at home under quarantine after being hospitalized.

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As a result, Hudson city officials say they “anticipate more confirmed cases” in Hudson and across the state.

Monday’s closures include Hudson Town Hall, Public Works, Parks Office, Hudson Public Power, Hudson Water Plant and the Cemetery Office.

City Council meetings, workshops and Board and Commission meetings are canceled as well.

City employees, however, are being instructed to report to work.

As a result of the confirmed case of coronavirus within the city, there are also new guidelines for citizens who are seeking help.

“While the police station will remain open, we encourage everyone to call 330-342-1800 if you need to speak with police in non-emergency situations rather than coming in to the police station,” said a city spokesperson.

In addition, those calling EMS for an emergency may be asked additional health questions so police, fire and EMS responders know in advance and are prepared for any possible COVID-19 exposure.

Hudson EMS operates three emergency ambulances staffed by a crew of three that include driver, EMS technician and Paramedic.