Washington TownshipMontgomery County, Ohio

COVID-19: Township Updates

COVID-19: Township Updates
Posted on 04/08/2020

 Page updated May 21, 9:35 am.

Emergency Medical Response During the Outbreak

Our Washington Township Fire Department explains the measures taken for your safety and that of first responders. 

Local Businesses: Find information on this page.


Corona Virus Updates

Responsible RestartOhio

Responsible RestartOhio is a State of Ohio initiative to protect the health of employees, customers and their families; support community efforts to control the spread of the virus; and lead responsibly in getting Ohio back to work. The initiative includes sector specific guidelinessome business closurescontact tracing and responsible protocols.

Our Response to the Pandemic 

The township continues to closely monitor this rapidly evolving situation with a focus on preparedness, prevention and response. The latest updates about our response are posted on this page. “Washington Township is a full partner with Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County and the State of Ohio in working to help minimize the community spread of the coronavirus,” said Jesse Lightle, township administrator. We also are working hand-in-hand with other local public and private organizations to respond to the needs of children and at-risk residents in our community. 

Township Programs & Facilities:

Closures, Cancellations & Reopenings

Beginning Tuesday, May 12, the Government Center and Fire Department Headquarters, both located on McEwen Road, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm. Visitors can turn in applications for permits, schedule a telephone or video call follow up, and drop off medications in the Drug Drop Off Box. Residents are still encouraged to conduct business with the township by email or phone at (937) 433-0152

Township Events

Effective March 17, all township events are postponed until further notice. The Firefighters Ice Cream Social and the Community Cruise In, co-sponsored by the township and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, have been canceled, but are expected to return in 2021.

Recreation Facilities & Programs

As it reopens to the public, the Washington Township Rec Center is prepared to protect all those it serves through adapted operations and by following state guidelines. The recreation page provides complete information. During this time, some programs and facilities will remain closed. The health and safety of our community and staff is our number one priority.

Rec West Enrichment Center

Effective March 30, Rec West Enrichment Center classes, programs and events (including nutrition lunch) are cancelled until further notice for the safety of senior adults who are an at-risk group for COVID-19. Although in-person visits for the STAR Program have been temporarily postponed, we continue to reach out by phone to check on the well-being of its 111 members.

Safety Services Programs

Public programs by the Washington Township Fire Department and the Washington Township Substation of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office have been postponed. This includes all CPR classes and the Citizens Fire Academy.

Washington Township Trustee Meetings

Washington Township Trustees held the first virtual trustee meeting via Zoom video conference on Monday, April 6. Trustees unanimously voted in favor of an Emergency Resolution that allows the Township to take all necessary actions in order to combat the pandemic and protect the health and welfare of township residents. Trustee meetings are continuing to be held via Zoom until further notice.

What Has Not Changed

  • Township services are continuing for fire, police, public works and development.
  • Township staff remains available. We encourage you to reach out to us by email at general@washingtontwp.org or call us at 937-433-0152. Contact information for all departments can be found here.

Get the Facts

Washington Township encourages you to get COVID-19 health information directly from these reliable sources:

Web Sites

Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Information Lines

Ohio Department of Health: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH

Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County:  937-225-6217

COVID-19 Information

Take Preventative Actions

  • Wear a cloth facemask when you are in public. The State of Ohio has joined the CDC in urging residents to wear face masks and has issued instructions for their use.
  • Avoid close contact with sick people
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol

For Businesses

Business Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers

OSHA - Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19

Montgomery County Building Regulation Department - How Covid has impacted building permitting and inspections.

The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce - Updates and links for local businesses.

A Request for Local Businesses

From the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center to local business leaders:

We are in a critical time in the response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center is asking for your help in assembling supplies for the response. At this time, we are asking our local business community to help by donating personal protective equipment (PPE) critical to protect frontline workers.


These supplies will be inventoried and then redistributed to organizations working on the front line of this public health crisis. Our primary needs right now are:

  • Surgical Masks
  • N-95 respirators
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Aprons
  • Gowns
  • PAPRs (powered air purifying respirators)
  • APR (air purifying respirator)
  • Face shields

Donation Drop Off Information

For large donations (pallets or more), please contact St. Vincent de Paul 937-425-0592 to schedule a drop-off time.

For donations of less than a pallet, you can drop off your donation at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store loading dock at 945 S. Edwin C. Moses, between 8 am and 4 pm without an appointment.

For questions about this request, please contact the Montgomery County Emergency Operations Center resource desk at 937-225-6316.

Thank you for your support.