YELLOW SPRINGS — Multiple closings and cancellations have taken place within the Village of Yellow Springs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Several retail and specialty shops, in addition to art galleries, have temporarily closed doors. Yellow Springs bars and restaurants have complied with the March 15 order restricting dine-in services and are now offering carryout and delivery options.
Local events were postponed, such as the Caracoustic Consort hosted by the Chamber Music of Yellow Springs, which was originally slated for Sunday, March 22.
Glen Helen walking trails remain open, but the buildings are closed to the public.
The village issued additional directives March 24 geared toward Yellow Springs employees, including canceling any non-essential travel and closing public safety facilities to the public. The village is categorizing employees as essential or non-essential; essential employees include police personnel and department supervisors. However, non-essential employees are working remotely but can be called upon as essential at any time based on the needs of the village.
The Village of Yellow Springs has offered virtual town hall meetings to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays via community access cable, Facebook Live and YouTube. Moderators stand-by during the virtual town hall meetings to funnel selected questions to the panel of presenters.
To participate in the village’s virtual meetings, visit https://www.facebook.com/VillageofYellowSprings/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNeHaHWpd019DqcAzGcdFJA or tune-in to channel five. Call-in questions are also being accepted by dialing 937-767-3402, and participants are asked to leave a message if lines are busy.