More buildings in Youngstown are reducing operations to essential employees only amid the Coronavirus outbreak, the Youngstown City Health District announced Friday. The following buildings have excluded non-essential employees and the general public effective 4:00 p.m. March 20, and will remain in effect until further notice:

- Youngstown Street Department - 1475 Teamster Dr., Youngstown, Ohio, 44510

- Waste Water Treatment Plant - 725 Poland Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio, 44502

- Water Department-Engineering - 160 North West Avenue, Youngstown, Ohio 44502

- City of Youngstown Sign & Signal Shop - 480 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, Ohio, 44503

Erin M. Bishop, Health Commissioner of the City of Youngstown, announced the closures in efforts to, "avoid the imminent threat with a high probability of widespread exposure to COVID-19 with a significant risk of substantial harm to a large number of people in the general population, including the elderly and people with weakened immune systems and chronic medical conditions."

The release states employees who can perform their job duties remotely will be instructed to do so by their department head. Employees are encouraged to monitor their email and the City of Youngstown's public website at 

This comes as the same measures were taken at Youngstown City Hall on Wednesday.