Canal Winchester COVID-19 Resources

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  • All City buildings remain closed to the public.
  • Senior Citizens programming at the Frances Steube Community Center has been cancelled until further notice. UPDATE - On August 31, 2020, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health issued an order allowing the reopening of Adult Day Care Services and Senior Centers, effective September 21, 2020, with facial coverings, social distancing, and other COVID-19 requirements in place. The city is currently working to develop a reopening plan specific to the Frances Steube Community Center incorporating all these requirements. Information will be posted to the Community Center page as it becomes available. 
  • Parks and Trails are open.  As of June 10, playgrounds are also open.

TRUSTED SOURCES OF COVID-19 INFORMATIONFor complete and accurate details about Ohio’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we recommend visiting The site not only provides links to the Governor’s orders, but also provides families with ideas and helpful resources during this difficult time.


To avoid impacts to our operations, we have developed work groups for our employees.  Such efforts are made to mitigate any possible adverse impacts to operations in the event that cases of COVID-19 are reported locally.

In compliance with recommendations from federal and state leaders, as well as public health agencies, we have closed our buildings to the public. THIS CLOSURE WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

City Council meetings resumed on April 6, however, there are restrictions to public gatherings.  If you have a comment regarding a piece of legislation, please utilize the comment form on the City’s website.  More info

Planning and Zoning Commission meetings have resumed, however, they have moved to the Community Center.

Mayor's Court has been moved to the Community Center.

Executive orders from the Ohio Department of Health or Governor DeWine may be found at

This is an unprecedented time, with many unexpected changes happening very quickly.  Feeling anxiety is understandable.  If you’re experiencing anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are resources available.

  • Text the keyword “4HOPE” to 741 741 to reach the Ohio Crisis Text Line
  • Contact The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services help line 1-877-275-6364 to find local resources
  • Call the Disaster Distress Helpline 1-800-985-5990 (1-800-846-8517 TTY)

Many Ohioans are interested in helping during this time.  If you are interested in providing help, please email with the following:

  • Your Name
  • Contact Information
  • How You are Interested in Helping

Text COVID19FC to 888-777 for COVID-19 Updates from Franklin County Emergency Services.

CANAL WINCHESTER HUMAN SERVICESResources for food and other emergency assistance. - learn more