City of Dayton declares state of emergency, closes rec centers

The City of Dayton has declared a state of emergency and temporarily closed recreation centers due to public health impacts from coronavirus.

By declaring a state of emergency, the city will be able to to “respond quickly to enact measures that protect public health, safety and welfare within the city limits,” according to a press release.

There have been no confirmed cases of coronavirus in Montgomery County at this time.

The state of emergency also allows the city to receive additional assistance if more help is needed.

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday declared a state of emergency for Ohio for similar reasons.

The rec centers will temporarily close starting Friday through April 5, also due to the governor’s order announced Thursday that bans gatherings of more than 100 people due to concerns about the COVID-19 coronavirus:

  • Greater Dayton Recreation Center, 2021 W. Third St.
  • Lohrey Recreation Center, 2366 Glenarm Ave.
  • Northwest Recreation Center, 1600 Princeton Drive

To read the city of Dayton proclamation, click here.

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