On Monday, May 18, 2020 we began allowing once again walk-in visitors to City Hall between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday thru Friday. We remain ready and able to serve you in person, via the telephone, or our website for those needing non-emergency assistance. Unfortunately, some services such as passport applications and fingerprinting remain temporarily unavailable.
For those individuals who are experiencing emergencies please continue contacting us by dialing 911 so staff can be dispatched to your specific location.
Additionally, we are pleased to inform you that all public parks within the City of Fort Wright are also opened to the public.
We look forward to continuing to assist you. Please have a safe and meaningful Memorial Day weekend.
RESTAURANT RE-OPENING GUIDELINES
The City of Fort Wright recently passed the following Executive Order temporarily eliminating zoning obstacles for restaurants and providing some operational guidance to them as they begin their re-opening efforts. We are pleased to welcome these and all other businesses, as well as, their customers back to the City of Fort Wright.
EXECUTIVE ORDER 08-2020 OF THE CITY OF WRIGHT, KENTUCKY, ISSUING TEMPORARY DIRECTIVES AND GUIDANCE REGARDING OUTDOOR DINING, CURBSIDE PICK-UP AND DRIVE THRU FACILITIES, DURING THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) PANDEMIC.
Whereas , on March 6, 2020, Governor Andy Beshear declared a state of emergency in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, on March 13, 2020 President of the United States Donald J. Trump declared a National Emergency, on March 13, 2020 Kenton County Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann declared a state of emergency in Kenton County, Kentucky, and on March 18, 2020 the Fort Wright City Council unanimously indicated that the Novel Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, presented a severe and complex threat to the public health, safety and welfare of our citizenry and declared that extraordinary emergency measures are warranted; and
Whereas , since then many businesses have been shuttered and stringent advisories on essential businesses have been issued to persuade people to isolate and follow social distancing practices, and to use any and all other precautions to avoid serious personal risks in order to “Flatten the Curve” and prevent overwhelming our ability to adequately care for and treat those who may become infected by the virus; and
Whereas , the time has now come for measures to be taken to re-open the economy before any further irreparable harm occurs affecting those who live, work, and own businesses in our community as a result of the economic engines of our society ceasing to exist; and
Whereas , the City of Fort Wright wishes to encourage businesses to safely, and responsibly, begin operations; and
WHEREAS, the City of Fort Wright wishes to provide for the temporary establishment of outdoor dining, curbside pick-up, and drive thru options to restaurants that currently are located within commercial zones that do not provide for such an experience or for restaurants that currently do not have any such type of seating and/or services.
RE-OPENING ALL BUILDINGS AFTER CLOSURE FROM PANDEMIC
Buildings closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19 are advised to flush the water in the building's pipes prior to re-opening. When a building is closed for an extended period of time, the water in the building’s pipes become stagnant. Stagnant water in the pipes may lead to health concerns including the growth of bacteria such as Legionella.
Legionella is a bacterium that causes Legionnaire’s Disease. Legionnaire’s Disease is a serious type of pneumonia (lung infection).
Building owners are strongly urged to take the time to flush the water pipes in the building before re-opening to help prevent more health issues. To flush your water system, flush both hot and cold water through all points of use (e.g., showers, sink faucets). The purpose of the flushing is to replace the stagnant water with fresh water. For more information on this topic and to learn the proper flushing technique, please visit the CDC website by clicking here.