September 2020 Updates
September 25 - Worthington Announces Halloween Plans and Guidelines
For the health and safety of Worthington citizens, the City of Worthington is coordinating with other central Ohio communities in 2020 to hold trick-or-treat on the same date and time, Thursday, October 29th from 6pm to 8pm.
For the past several years, the City’s policy had been to hold trick-or-treat on Halloween, October 31st, no matter what day of the week the holiday falls on. This year Halloween is on a Saturday which means that Worthington would have held trick-or-treat on a different night than our neighboring communities, which follow an agreement recommending trick or-treat take place on Thursday if the holiday falls on Friday, Saturday or Sunday. In the years that the City of Worthington has held trick-or-treat on a different night, residents have reported an increase in drop-off traffic and an increased number of people trick-or-treating in Worthington neighborhoods.
Because of the health risks this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to limit large gatherings of people, Worthington City Council decided it was in the best interest of the community for Worthington to hold trick-or-treat on the same night as other central Ohio communities. This schedule change was approved for 2020 and will be re-evaluated prior to Halloween next year when the date falls on Sunday.
Please note that this information is subject to change due to current COVID-19 conditions closer to the end of October.
Trick-or-Treat takes place rain or shine and will not be cancelled or postponed in the event of inclement weather. Parents are urged to use sound judgment and common sense when considering whether to participate in trick-or-treat this year.
September 25 - Parks & Recreation October Programs
The Worthington Parks and Recreation Department will begin to offer limited programming in the month of October, with new Covid-19 specific guidelines in place. Visit the October brochure online to learn more! Registration begins on September 28 for residents and members, with open registration beginning September 30
Stroll & Roll Event
Join the Worthington community for the October 4th Stroll & Roll! Residents are encouraged to bike or walk all or a portion of the 2 mile route during the designated time frame. With more and more people biking and walking during COVID-19, the Bike & Ped Advisory Board is holding Sunday Stroll & Roll to encourage safe biking and walking in the community. There will be volunteers at each park location to share information and some small gifts for those participating.
September 25 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
September 25 - Franklin County remains at Level 2 (Orange)
September 18 - Last Chance to take the Worthington Coronavirus Recovery Survey. Deadline Extended to September 20
September 18 - Worthington Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
September 18 - Franklin County remains at Level 2 (Orange)
September 11 - Virtual Patriot Day Remembrance
Although we cannot gather for the traditional September 11th Patriot Day ceremony on the Village Green this year due to restrictions on large gatherings to avoid the spread of COVID-19, the Worthington community is commemorating the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks with these virtual programs and a display of 2,977 American flags on the Village Green. We will always remember those who lost their lives 19 years ago and will continue to remember and recognize first responders, volunteers and others who protect our safety and freedoms. Never Forget. Join the Virtual 9/11 Ceremony here