PCU (Portable Camera Unit) Locations 10/20/2014 – 11/07/2014

The following will be active locations for the city’s Portable Camera Units (PCUs) beginning Monday, October 20, 2014. Legislation passed in May, 2013  increased the number of fixed camera sites from 24 to 49 and increased portable sites from 6 to 15. These locations will be active from October 20 to November 7, 2014.

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  • 11327 Martin Luther King Drive
  • 11400 Block Edgewater Drive
  • 2300 Block of St. Clair Avenue
  • 1500 Block of West 25th Street
  • 4300 Block of Payne Avenue
  • 2100 Block of Clark Avenue
  • 15900 Lorain Avenue
  • 6411 St. Clair Avenue
  • 7600 Clark Avenue
  • St. Clair Avenue and Lancelot Avenue
  • East 177 Block of Villaview Road
  • 2600 Block of North Moreland Boulevard
  • West 104th Street & Madison Avenue
  • 4900 Block of Rocky River Drive
  • 6600 Fleet Avenue

Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Post Joint Press Conference Update 10/20/2014

The Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health continued their series of joint press conferences on October 20, 2014, designed to update the public on the response to the Ebola incident in Northeast Ohio. Director Toinette Parrilla spoke on the on-going efforts between the Joint Incident Command and Cleveland area hospitals to prepare for a confirmed case of Ebola, if needed. There are NO current cases of Ebola in Northeast Ohio.

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Director of Public Health, Toinette Parrilla

“We have evaluated and will continue to evaluate our area hospitals and health care system’s capacity to respond to a positive Ebola incident in Northeast Ohio if one were to occur,” said Director Parrilla.

“I feel confident in our region’s healthcare system after evaluating key aspects of readiness, including personal protective equipment (PPE), decontamination procedures, transportation protocol, and proper procedure for disposal of biohazard waste.”

Cuyahoga County Board of Health spokesman Kevin Brennan gave an overview of current monitoring efforts now underway in the State and County. “Currently, the State is monitoring 142 contacts of Ms. Vinson, all of which are healthy,” said Brennan. “32 of those contacts are in Cuyahoga County and 21 of the 142 are in the City of Cleveland.” “There are no cases of Ebola in Northeast Ohio and we do not have any indication to suspect otherwise.”

Assistant Director of Public Safety, Ed Eckart

Assistant Director of Public Safety, Ed Eckart

Assistant Director of Public Safety Ed Eckart spoke last and provided an update on coordinated efforts between local and county-wide emergency responders. “This week we will continue to meet with our fire and police partners throughout the county in order to share information and best practices,” said Eckart.

“In addition, our recently implemented protocol for 9-1-1 dispatchers, designed to detect a potential Ebola diagnosis, has been received positively by the community and public safety forces alike.”

The Emergency Operation Center and Joint Information Center of City the of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Board of Health is still operational and will continue to provide updates.

Local Northeast Ohio residents and visitors are encouraged to dial 2-1-1 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, with general questions on the Ebola virus or contact the CDC for general information about Ebola at (800) CDC-INFO

Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Joint Press Conference 10/20/2014 at 2:00 pm

The Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health will be holding a joint press conference today at 2:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Media Room at  205 W St Clair Avenue.

Toinette Parrilla, Director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Terry Allan, Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will be updating the public on the Ebola response.

Who:

Director of Public Health, Toinette Parrilla

Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan

Assistant Director of Public Safety, Ed Eckart

What:

Update on the Ebola response

Where:

205 W St Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
3rd Floor, Media Room

2:00 pm

Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Post Joint Press Conference Update 10/18/2014

The Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health held a joint press conference on October 18, 2014, to update the public on the response to the Ebola incident. Director Toinette Parrilla and Commissioner Terry Allan both spoke to on-going efforts between regional health care providers, state officials, CDC, and health departments to ensure that all area hospitals are prepared  capable to handle an Ebola outbreak.

“All major health care systems in the Cleveland region are prepared to deal with a positive case of Ebola in Northeast Ohio if one were to occur,” said Director of Public Health, Toinette Parilla. “Today, myself and Commissioner Allan met with representatives from the CDC as we toured the MetroHealth system and witnessed, first-hand, the capacity of our health networks to deal with an Ebola case from triage to delivery of service.” “While there are no current cases of Ebola in Northeast Ohio, we are more than ready to deal with one.”

Terry Allan, Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, reminded the public and media that the actual risk posed by Ebola is minimal. “To date, all of those who were in close contact with the Ms. Vinson are healthy,” said Commissioner Allan. “This is important to note because if these contacts are not ill then they do not pose a health risk.” Additionally, Commissioner Allan noted that those who are being monitored as close contacts in Dallas are healthy and nearing the end of their 21 day incubation period.

Assistant Director of Public Safety Ed Eckart spoke last and provided an update on the safety precautions taken by City of Cleveland first responders. “Today and tomorrow our Fire Department first responders will be finishing an educational session regarding Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and operational protocol,” said Eckart. “We are constantly receiving feedback from our safety personnel and using that feedback to improve our response plans.”

The Emergency Operation Center and Joint Information Center of City the of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Board of Health is still operational and will continue to provide updates.

Local Northeast Ohio residents and visitors are encouraged to dial 2-1-1 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with general questions on the Ebola virus or contact the CDC for general information about Ebola at (800) CDC-INFO

Read all notes from today’s press conference here

 

Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Joint Press Conference 10/18/2014 at 3:30 pm

The Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health will be holding a joint press conference today at 3:30 pm in the 3rd Floor Media Room at  205 W St Clair Avenue.

Toinette Parrilla, Director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Terry Allan, Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will be updating the public on the Ebola response.

Who:

Director of Public Health, Toinette Parrilla

Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan

What:

Update on the Ebola response

Where:

205 W St Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
3rd Floor, Media Room

3:30 pm

Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Joint Press Conference 10/17/2014 at 2pm

The Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health will be holding a joint press conference today at 2:00 pm in the 3rd Floor Media Room at  205 W St Clair Avenue.

Toinette Parrilla, Director of the Cleveland Department of Public Health, and Terry Allan, Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, will be updating the public on the Ebola response.

Who:

Director of Public Health, Toinette Parrilla

Commissioner of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan

What:

Update on the Ebola response

Where:

205 W St Clair Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113
3rd Floor, Media Room

2:00 pm

Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Post Joint Press Conference Update 10/16/2014

The Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health held a joint press conference on October 16, 2014, to update the public on the response to the Ebola incident. Director Toinette Parrilla and Commissioner Terry Allan reaffirmed that there are no current cases of Ebola in Northeast Ohio and that Public Health departments city, county, and state wide are taking all necessary precautions and working to inform the public on prevention methods for communicable disease.

“I encourage all Clevelanders to monitor their own health by going out and getting a flu-shot and practicing preventative health measures such as washing your hands and contacting your health provider if you notice a change in your personal health,” said Director of Public Health, Toinette Parrilla.

“We understand that residents and visitors may have questions and concerns regarding the Ebola virus.” “Local Northeast Ohio residents and visitors can dial 2-1-1 twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week with general questions or contact the CDC for general information about Ebola at (800) CDC-INFO

Read Facts about the Ebola Virus Here 

Commissioner of the Cuyahgoa County Board of Health Terry Allan reiterated the cooperation between city, county, and state health officials and outlined the efforts currently underway. “We are working to identify those who may be at risk through coming in close contact with this individual,” said Commissioner Terry Allan. “Because the Ebola virus is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, if you have not come into direct contact with this individual or anyone else from West Africa, you need to take that into consideration when evaluating your own risk.”

Assistant Director of Public Safety, Ed Eckart spoke on the efforts to protect first responders as they carry out their duties during this incident. “Although we are comfortable with the amount of personal protective equipment (PPE) that we have in stock for our first responders, the Division of Public Safety has approved purchase orders to acquire additional supplies,” said Eckart. “In addition we have implemented Ebola awareness protocol for our safety forces.”

City of Cleveland Department of Public Health and Cuyahoga County Board of Health Join Incident Command will continue to provide updates as they become available.

Read Division of Fire Ebola Protocol

Read Division of EMS Ebola Protocol 

 Read Division of Police Ebola Protocol