Mayor Asks Travelers Coming Back To Vermilion To Self-quarantine

Mayor Jim Forthofer is requesting that anyone who has recently returned from locations outside of Vermilion voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in Vermilion.

“Thank you to all responsible Vermilion residents who have been following Governor DeWine’s Stay-At-Home Order and practicing Social Distancing,” stated the mayor. “It may not seem like much to you or me, but it is proving to make a real difference in slowing the progression of COVID-19.”

The mayor stated that a significant percentage of Vermilion residents head south during the cold weather months. Some states between Florida and Ohio have high rates of COVID-19 cases. Florida itself is a COVID-19 hotspot.

“Travelers coming back to Vermilion cannot help but be exposed to probable asymptomatic people,” said the mayor.

The Erie County Health Department and the City of Vermilion request that you voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days in your residence upon arrival in Vermilion.

“Vermilion residents have proven their concern for the community through unbelievable high rates of volunteerism and concern for the larger good,” said the mayor. “I ask for your support again.”

“I am proud of Vermilion residents and their compassion,” stated the mayor. “We will do what is necessary to get through the crisis and keep our residents safe.”