The changes that will be suspended include eliminating
the free 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. parking, lengthening the hours during
which people must pay to park, and expanding the parking
enforcement area into UpTown and the Warehouse District.
The mayor also spoke about ways the city is assisting
restaurants and bars.
“We are working right now with restaurants and bars so they can
expand their footprints into the public right-of-way to allow
them to meet social distancing requirements,” Mayor Kapszukiewicz
said, adding that this policy will begin May 29.
During the news conference, the mayor also:
urged Toledoans to complete the 2020 Census; thanked Fiat
Chrysler Automobiles for a donation of 7,000 face masks to the
city; urged Toledo microenterprises (businesses with five or
less employees) to apply for the city’s new emergency
microenterprise recovery grant (EMRG) program, which can be done
at https://toledo.oh.gov/emrgrant through
The news conference was streamed live on the city’s Facebook
page, https://www.facebook.com/cityoftoledo/. A
recording can be downloaded until May 21, 2020 at this link: https://wetransfer.com/downloads/a884afd38b21694bb8c8b2220bdf
The city of Toledo has compiled a list of services affected by
COVID-19, and available resources, which can be found at this
For more information on COVID-19, please visit www.LucasCountyHealth.com.
The Lucas County Community COVID-19 call line numbers
are 419-251-4000 (English only) and 419-291-5355 (multilingual).
The public is asked to refrain from calling 911 unless it is a
true emergency. Call 419-213-4161, press 4, and leave a message
to report COVID-19 related matters. The Ohio Department of
Health COVID-19 website is www.Coronavirus.Ohio.Gov and the
Ohio Department of Health hotline is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH