COVID-19 City Operations Update

***** UPDATE 09-25-2020 *****
Moraine Parks and Recreation Department is excited to share that we are reopening a variety of programs and activities to serve the residents of our community. We are offering options for all ages, from Preschool to Seniors, at both the Payne Recreation Center and the Gerhardt Civic Center. We understand and recognize that our programs and activities serve a vital role in our community. Our goal remains to provide quality programming to the community, in ways that are safe and enjoyable.

The health and safety of participants and staff is our top priority. We have implemented rigorous, department-wide procedures, which include:

  • Limited registrants allowed for all of our programs offered.
  • All participants must complete a COVID-19 Waiver at the time of registration, either online or in person to engage in programs, activities and classes.
  • Access to our facilities is limited to registered participants, members, and staff, with the exception of those who are on-site for in-person registration.
  • Participants and staff are required to perform daily wellness checks at home. If you are feeling sick or exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (i.e. cough, fever, nausea, runny nose, etc.), you must stay home.
  • Face coverings are required for all staff and participants when indoors unless otherwise noted. Certain individuals are exempt, including those under 10 years old, those with a medical condition or disability, or those actively exercising or playing sports. Please follow all signage and staff instructions.
  • Social distancing — staying six feet apart from others — must be observed at all times, with an understanding of the challenges and limitations for social distancing with very young children and individuals with disabilities.
  • Water fountains are currently shut down, participants must bring their own water bottles.
  • Parents/guardians of registered children will not be allowed in the facility. Youth must be dropped off and picked up at entrance and exit doors.
  • One-way directional signs and entrance- and exit-only doors have been put in place to facilitate social distancing. Please follow all signage and staff instructions.
  • Please remain in your vehicle until 10 minutes before your scheduled class/activity.  No lingering in hallways or common areas. Please go directly to your assigned room. 
  • Participants should practice continual hand washing/sanitizing throughout the day, including after using the restroom, returning from outside activity, or before eating, as well as prior to leaving for the day.
  • Attendance will be taken daily to help track participants in the case  it is reported that someone has tested positive for the coronavirus.

Rental reservations for groups of 10 or less may occur at the PRC and GCC during regular modified building hours (when programs are not in session) beginning October 1 following “Restaurants, Bars, and Banquet & Catering Facilities/Services” Guidelines.   The first available date to reserve would be October 15, 2020. No before/after hours are permitted.

  • PRC Mon – Fri 7:00a – 11:00a and 3:00p – 7:00p and Sat 9:00a – 1:00p
    • Available rooms: PRC Meeting Room, PRC Gym
  • GCC Mon – Fri 8:00a – 5:00p
    • Available rooms: GCC South Room, GCC Commons and GCC Party Room.

Rental rates and fee waivers will remain in effect and renter must sign contract/pay deposit at least 14 days in advance of rented date.  Final payment is due at least 7 days in advance of rented date. In addition, the responsible party will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver on behalf of their group.

***** UPDATE 06-09-2020 *****
The Indoor track within the Payne Recreation Center will re-open on June 10, 2020 with limited hours and access. The public access will be for current pass holders, with no drop-ins during the initial reopening. Members must practice social distancing guidelines and are encouraged to wear a mask when entering the building.

The Skate Park & Playground equipment at all parks will also re-open, with no restrictions.  We encourage parents to enforce social distancing and emphasize hand washing.  It is highly recommended that all patrons sanitize their hands before and after using the playground.

The Administration building is additionally open to the public, however, we encourage customers to continue doing business by appointment, online services, email or telephone.

We urge you to practice social distancing and encourage you to stay informed on health information through the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County.

Please continue to monitor the city website (www.ci.moraine.oh.us) and social media for updates.

***** UPDATE 05-27-2020 *****
The fitness center within the Payne Recreation Center will re-open on June 1, 2020 with limited hours and access.  The public access will be for current pass holders, with no drop-ins during the initial reopening.  Members must practice social distancing guidelines and are encouraged to wear a mask when entering the building.

Hours:
Mon – Fri: 7a – 11a & 3p -7p
Sat: 9a – 1p
Sun: Closed  
Rooms Accessible: Weight Room, Cardio Rooms, Restrooms
Rooms Not Accessible: Gym, Indoor Track, Aerobics Room, Meeting Rooms, Childcare Room, Locker Rooms  

Additionally, the scheduled events during June have been canceled including the Cardboard Boat Regatta & the Bike Trail Clean-ups.  Gerhardt Civic Center, Playgrounds, Shelters Houses and the Skate Park remain closed per directives from the Governor’s office.  Due to the continued restrictions in place, the City will also have to cancel the July 4th fireworks festivities.  Further July events have yet to be determined. 

Grab and Go Meals will be provided to anyone under the age of 18 for free on Mondays in June & July at the Payne Recreation Center and the Gerhardt Civic Center, please sign-up at the City’s website or call 937-535-1096 for more information.

We urge you to practice social distancing and encourage you to stay informed on health information through the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County.

Please continue to monitor the city website (www.ci.moraine.oh.us) and social media for updates.

***** UPDATE 03-27-2020 *****
March 26th, the Mayor and City Council members passed a resolution declaring a State of Emergency in the City of Moraine.

This allows the City to take necessary emergency action for the protection of lives and property of the people of Moraine while providing minimal disruption in the serving of the public.

“The health and safety of our community continues to be a priority as we navigate this every changing situation,” said Mayor Elaine Allison. “We continue to coordinate with local, county and state authorities to take the appropriate measures to protect the public and slow the spread of the virus.”

Here are some best practices to follow:

  • Staying home unless necessary & avoiding nonessential outings
  • Only going out for necessary items (grocery, pharmacy, mandatory medical appointments, etc.)
  • Making a single trip for essentials versus multiple trips
  • Only purchasing reasonable amounts of basic products
  • Avoiding gathering in groups/practice social distancing
  • Spending time outside but, maintain social distancing (children should not use playground equipment)

We urge you to practice social distancing and encourage you to stay informed on health information through the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County. Please continue to monitor the city website (www.ci.moraine.oh.us) and social media for updates.

***** UPDATE 03-26-2020 *****
The City of Moraine continues to be absolutely committed to monitoring all developments concerning the COVID-19 virus and in using reasonable steps to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our community, employees and the general public. 

Updates on closures, suspended activities, and notes of importance include:

  • Playgrounds and the skate park are closed, however, parks and trails are open.
  • Income Tax Filing Due Date has been pushed back until July 15, 2020.

We urge you to practice social distancing and encourage you to stay informed on health information through the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County.

We will continue to review our contingency plans across all departments for the health and safety of our community while maintaining essential services. During the City’s review, we maintain the right to modify our daily operations where needed for the safety of our employees and community.

***** UPDATE 03-20-2020 *****
The City of Moraine continues to be absolutely committed to monitoring all developments concerning the COVID-19 virus and in using reasonable steps to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our community, employees and the general public. 

With this is mind, the City will be moving from the current ‘soft closure’ of public access at the Municipal Building and administrative offices to a no public access closure at the end of business on March 20, 2020. This will include our Fire Stations and the Street Division facility.  The Payne Recreation Center and Gerhardt Civic Center remain closed to the public. These public closures are for an undetermined period as we continue to follow Federal and State guidelines.  The City will continue to utilize our website www.ci.moraine.oh.us and all social media outlets for updates.

The Clerk of Courts office and Mayor’s court will remain accessible to the public. For income tax filings, a drop box has been placed in the main lobby of the Municipal Building in close proximity to the main entry.

Although we are under unprecedented times, the City is well prepared to continue most services through our website www.ci.moraine.oh.us and via phone (937) 535-1000. Please do not hesitate to reach us for any concerns or updates. 

Further closures, suspended activities, and notes of importance include:

  • All Board and Commission meetings are suspended until further notice.  This includes the Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals, Parks Board, and all volunteer activities.
  • The annual Easter Egg Hunt and Breakfast with the Easter Bunny scheduled for April 4th is cancelled.
  • All other scheduled Parks and Recreation events through the end of April 2020 are also cancelled.
  • The Police Department Lobby will remain open 24 hours a day.  This should be limited to emergency use.
  • Emergency services remain in place. Current protocols and precautions are in place to provide additional protection to emergency personnel and are subject to change.  Call 911 for any immediate emergency situation.
  • Finance and Tax Division are still able to provide assistance.  Residents are requested to use the City’s on-line service, the drop box, or call (937) 535-1026.
  • Community Development and Permitting are still able to provide assistance. All residents, contractors, developers, and businesses are requested to use the City’s on-line services or call (937) 535-1030. 
  • City Council meetings will continue as scheduled. Meetings are open to the public, however the City highly encourages viewing by television to help adhere to health emergency requirements and mandated social distancing.  Meetings are subject to change.

We urge you to continue proper hygiene and encourage you to stay informed on health information through the CDC, the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County.

We will continue to review our contingency plans across all departments for the health and safety of our community while maintaining essential services. During the City’s review, we maintain the right to modify our daily operations where needed for the safety of our employees and community.

***** UPDATE 03-17-2020 *****
The City of Moraine is absolutely committed to monitoring all developments concerning the COVID-19 virus and in using reasonable steps to protect the health, safety, and welfare of our community, employees and the general public.

As of March 17, 2020 the City of Moraine has indefinitely closed the Payne Recreation Center and Gerhardt Civic Center to the public. Additionally, public access has been discouraged and limited at the Municipal Administration building and all Fire Stations. 

A date for returning to normal public access at all City facilities is undetermined and will likely coincide with State and Federal updates on the COVID-19.  The City will be utilizing our website www.ci.moraine.oh.us for updates as well as all social media outlets.

The City is prepared to continue most services through our website www.ci.moraine.oh.us and via phone (937) 535-1000. Please do not hesitate to reach us for any concerns or updates.  Further notes include:

  • The Police Department Lobby will remain open 24 hours a day.  This should be limited to emergency use. Police Records Office is currently closed, please call (937) 535-1163.
  • Emergency services remain in place. Current protocols and precautions are in place to provide additional protection to emergency personnel and are subject to change.  Call 911 for any immediate emergency situation.
  • Mayor’s court remains open with modifications on entry points and regulations to the number of attendees. Due to the declared state health emergency, non-defendants will not be allowed in the building or Court. Social distancing will be required and additional cleaning practices are in place.
  • Finance and Tax Division are still able to provide assistance.  Residents are requested to use the City’s online service, the drop box, or call (937) 535-1026.
  • Community Development and Permitting are still able to provide assistance. All residents, contractors, developers, and businesses are requested to use the City’s online services or call (937) 535-1030. 
  • City Council meetings will continue as scheduled. Meetings are open to the public, however the City highly encourages viewing by television to help adhere to health emergency requirements and mandated social distancing.  Meetings are subject to change.
  • Outdoor Parks throughout the City currently remain open.  Adherence to social distancing should be practiced at all times.

We urge you to continue proper hygiene and encourage you to stay informed on health information through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Ohio Department of Health, and Public Health-Dayton & Montgomery County.

We will continue to review our contingency plans across all departments for the health and safety of our community while maintaining essential services. During the City’s review, we maintain the right to modify or change daily operations where needed and will disseminate any changes to the public. Please conduct as much business and City inquiries via the City website at www.ci.moraine.oh.us and by phone at (937) 535-1000. The City will communicate updates and/or changes thru the website and social media.