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Banner Responsible Protocols for getting Ohio back to work


  1. Require face coverings for employees and recommend them for clients/customers at all times.
  2. Conduct daily health assessments by employers and employees (self-evaluation) to determine if “fit for duty.”
  3. Maintain good hygiene at all times – hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing. C
  4. lean and sanitize workplaces throughout workday and at the close of business or between shifts.
  5. Limit capacity to meet social distancing guidelines. Establish maximum capacity at 50% of fire code. And, use appointment setting where possible to limit congestion.


  • Immediately report employee or customer infections to the local health district.
  • Work with local health department to identify potentially exposed individuals to help facilitate appropriate communication/contact tracing.
  • Shutdown shop/floor for deep sanitation if possible.
  • Professionally clean and sanitize site/location. Reopen in consultation with the local health department.

Mayor's Emergency Declaration Proclamation

Do you know about the
Paycheck Protection Program &
Loan Forgiveness

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

PPP is a loan designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep their workers on the payroll. - Determine the amount of the loan by taking the organization's monthly average payroll and multiple it by 2.5. - In addition to payroll expenses, items like rent, mortgage interest, utilities, and contributions to employees (health insurance, retirement) can be included in this total amount.

Loan Forgiveness

SBA could forgive up to 100% if all employees are kept on the payroll for 8 weeks and 75% of the money is used for payroll, with the remaining loan funds used for rent, mortgage interest, or utilities.

Learn More

To complete the loan application and process reach out to your business' accountant and banking institution. The City of Bucyrus, Bucyrus Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Crawford Partnership can help connect your business to the resources to learn more or apply for PPP. Visit for more information!

Contact Us:

Mayor Jeff Reser

Jessie Furner, Executive director

Gary Frankhouse, Economic Dev.

Ohio Department of Health

Keeping the workplace, school, and home safe

Links and information on how to take action and prepare for COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 Preparedness Checklists - Link
  • Self-Monitor and Practice Social Distancing - Link
  • COVID-19 information for mental health care providers - Link
  • Resources for Institutes of Higher Education - Link
  • Prevention for Older Adults or Those With Underlying Conditions - Link
  • Spring Break and Student Travel - Link
  • Preventing Infectious Disease - Link
  • Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities - Link
  • Best Practices in Handwashing - Link

Ohio Department of Health image of Covid-19, Cold and Flu symptoms




WHEREAS, President Trump has declared a National state of emergency to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus; and

WHEREAS, Governor DeWine has also declared a state of emergency for the State of Ohio to limit the spread of the Covid-19 virus,

Be it therefore proclaimed by Mayor Jeffrey L. Reser, pursuant to Bucyrus Codified Ordinance 509.07 that a Civil Emergency exists within the City of Bucyrus.  Further, in light of this Civil Emergency, I, as Mayor of the City of Bucyrus do hereby issue the following orders:

  1. All Citizens are requested to obey and comply with the orders of the Governor of the State of Ohio, the Federal, Ohio, and Crawford County Emergency Management Agencies, the Ohio and Crawford County Department of Health, and the emergency orders contained herein.
  2. Access to clean water is critical to our fundamental strategies to protect public health during this crisis.  Therefore, effective immediately and until this emergency proclamation is terminated, the City of Bucyrus will no longer shut off water service.  Citizens should still make their payments either online, or through the Utility Office drive through window.
  3. Effective, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, all City owned buildings shall be closed to the general public.  City offices and departments shall remain open and will be staffed for phone and email inquiries only.  Any matter that requires additional services, or that cannot be completed by phone or email, will be scheduled by appointment. 


The City of Bucyrus Police and Fire Departments remain open and fully staffed.  Both stations shall be closed to the public, however.  Should you need to speak with a police officer, or make a report that cannot be completed over the phone, please call the City of Bucyrus Police Department non-emergency number (419) 562-1006 to schedule an appointment or the Fire Department at (419) 562-1351.  Please, in order to avoid putting our personnel and the community at risk, try to limit your contact with Police and Fire personnel to emergency situations only.


Should you need to contact a specific City office, you may do so at the following numbers and or emails:

  1. Administration:  419-562-6767 x 221
  2. Auditor:  419-562-6767 x 230
  3. City Council:  419-562-6767 x 238
  4. Fire Department:  419-562-1351
  5. Income Tax:  419-562-6767 x 234
  6. Law Office:  419-562-6767 x 259
  7. Police Department:  419-562-1006
  8. Utilities:  419-562-6767 x 241
  9. Zoning:  419-562-6767 x 222



  1. All City employees shall suspend any purchasing, except emergency provisions.
  2. All City employee travel shall be suspended indefinitely.
  3. City parks shall remain open to the public.  However, citizens are urged to follow the Governor’s guidelines on large group meetings.  Rentals for City owned park spaces shall be suspended indefinitely.
  4. All utility bills can be made through the City’s online portal or dropped off in the Utility Office drive through window.  There will also be a drop box at the north east door on the City Hall porch.
  5. All City of Bucyrus Income Tax returns should be mailed to PO Box 28 Bucyrus, OH  44820 with a check or money order payable to Bucyrus Income Tax.  Tax payments for existing balances can also be mailed or paid online at


COMPLETED tax returns may be dropped off in a sealed envelope at the utility office drive through window.  Receipts will only be mailed upon written request at the time of filing.


Citizens that require or request assistance in completing their City income tax form may correspond by phone, fax (419) 562-9259, email, or mail.

  1. All interior property maintenance inspections will be suspended indefinitely.
  2. All building and zoning permit requests must be submitted by email or may be dropped off at the City’s Utility Office drive through window.  If necessary, you will be contacted by the City’s Zoning Department staff for any follow up inquiries.
  3. Effective following the close of the Tuesday, March 17, 2020 City Council meeting, all City of Bucyrus public meetings, including City Council, City Council Committees, and all City Boards shall be suspended through April 30, 2020.  Any necessary public meetings will be scheduled as emergency meetings and held via telephone or videoconferencing.  The public will be invited to attend these meetings via livestreaming.  Please monitor the City of Bucyrus website and Facebook page for announced meeting dates and times.
  4. The City of Bucyrus Police and Fire Departments remain open, fully staffed and will continue to respond to emergencies.  Should you need to speak with a police officer, or make a report that cannot be completed over the phone, please call the City of Bucyrus Police Department non-emergency number (419) 562-1006 to schedule an appointment, or you may appear at the police after hours door, located at the rear of City Hall.
  5.  For more information about the Covid-19 virus, please visit the following websites:




Jeffrey L. Reser, Mayor City of Bucyrus


Statement from the Mayor’s Office Regarding Covid-19 Virus

We appreciate the leadership from the Governor’s office in preparing our State and community to deal with the COVID-19 virus.  This is new territory for us and we want you to know that we are on the job and doing all we can to lessen the impact to our citizens and our businesses.  We are grateful for the support of all our city workers and we will be on the job for you, including all utilities as well as our safety forces.  Please see the following declaration for restrictions.

I ask you to continue to support our business community which will be under stress during this time.  We will post a list of restaurants that will have drive-through and carry-out available.  Small business loans will be available, according to the Lieutenant Governor to ensure that our businesses are aided.

 We have posted an informative article from the Ohio Board of Health so you may be able to identify COVID-19 symptoms as compared to the common cold and the flu. If you are sick please stay home and, of course, use proper hygiene—redouble your efforts to wash your hands and use sanitizers to reduce the spread of germs.  Social distancing is critical—stay six feet away and do not shake hands! If you are in the high-risk groups which includes those over 60 and those with underlying health issues such as diabetes, heart issues, cancer treatments we urge you to stay home to avoid contracting the disease.

This is a time to be extra cautious and not a time to panic.  We are taking these actions as to significantly reduce our risk of contracting COVID-19. Our churches will continue to serve meals on a carry-out basis.  I am asking you to consider taking time to check in on your neighbors—especially the elderly to see if they need any help.  If you are hoarding products stop now!  There is plenty of food in our stores and there is no need to hoard any products. 

The 200 year history of Bucyrus has had many challenges and citizens of this town are caring and tough.  Let’s pull together now and we will get through our current challenge and be even stronger.   Above all, I ask that you please be extra patient and considerate of others.   Please join with me in praying daily for our community, state and country.  May God bless us and be with us.

Mayor Jeff Reser