The City of Maumee is closing all access points to the Maumee River, effective immediately.
Maumee mayor Richard Carr made the announcement today just hours after appearing on the Fred LeFebvre and The Morning News Show and touting the fact that people came to fish in the Maumee during the walleye run from all over the country.
Mayor Carr also said the city will be placing no parking signs on the streets in the immediate vicinity of the river.
"The COVID-19 crisis places in danger all health care workers, police officer, paramedics/EMT's, and all whose jobs put them in contact with the public," Mayor Carr said. "It is for the safety of our residents and all who serve us that we are enforcing this policy."
Carr spoke with his police department, the mayor of Perrysburg, Lucas County, the Metroparks, and staff at St Luke's Hospital.
Mayor Carr will appear again Tuesday morning on 1370 WSPD at 8a to answer questions about this new order.
Meanwhile in Lucas County state and local data, is now reporting 329 confirmed cases, 84 hospitalizations, and 15 deaths — a spike of six fatalities from the number reported Sunday.
President Trump held another briefing with his Coronavirus Crisis team and video is below.