Mayor Thebout asks for health cooperation on virus

Batavia Mayor Thebout asks for health cooperation for pandemic

The Village of Batavia is continuing local services during the Covid-19 emergency, and Mayor John Thebout urges residents to follow good health practices. 

“We need to care for ourselves, and even more important, we need to avoid spreading the virus,” Mayor Thebout said. “Contagion is the real danger in any epidemic. Good sanitation cuts down on the contagion dramatically.”

The Batavia Village Police Department and the Batavia Street Maintenance Department are on duty and maintaining normal operations, and so is the Central Joint Fire-EMS District. The Clermont County Water Resources Department provides water and sewer service and it not interrupted. Rumpke Waste & Recycling provides trash and recycling service and is operating normally. Duke provides gas and electricity, and Cincinnati Bell and Spectrum provide telephone and data services, also uninterrupted. 

The village office is open for essential activities, but the mayor suggested that residents postpone visits for a few weeks, if they can, or call the village office at (513) 732-2020 with requests or questions. Information about the Covid-19 state of emergency is available by calling the Ohio Department of Health from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week at (833)-427-5634

“We hope the virus turns out not to be as bad as people fear, but we can all help by washing hands and avoiding close contact with others,” Mayor Thebout said. “This virus and the flu both are hazards to elderly people and people with other health problems, and we must do what we can to protect our neighbors.”

Information about the Covid-19 state of emergency is available by calling the Ohio Department of Health from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week at (833)-427-5634