City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols – Update #26

The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Mayor Frank G. Jackson has extended the Proclamation of Civil Emergency through April 30, 2020. Click here to view the mayor’s declaration.

Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities are fully operational.

View the video from Mayor Jackson’s recent press conference on COVID-19.

View the video from Mayor Jackson’s recent appearance on the City Club Virtual Forum

17 New Cases of Coronavirus in Cleveland

The Department has also been notified of 17 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city. This brings the total to 181 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and two fatalities. The new cases include males and females, whose ages range from their 20’s to 60’s. CDPH is working to identify any close contacts of these residents who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

As of today, there have been more than 300,000 confirmed cases and 8,100 deaths related to COVID-19 in the United States.

View the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Health’s map showing the confirmed cases by zip code throughout Cuyahoga County. The County will be releasing an updated map each Friday.

In order to protect the individuals’ privacy, the Cleveland Department of Public Health will not be releasing any additional demographic information related to any COVID-19 cases aside from age range and gender.

Reminder: Economic Development Resources for Cleveland Businesses

Mayor Jackson today announced that the City has established an emergency working capital fund in order to help maintain the business community. It includes up to $10,000 loan, no fees, no interest or payments due until January 1, 2021, 1% interest thereafter and payments of $150/month until repaid.

Funds are limited, so applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. View the summary and application here.

The City previously introduced legislation which was passed by Cleveland City Council allowing for a six-month deferral of payments on economic development loans issued by the City. The program authorizes the Director of Economic Development to defer payment on most loans and to seek the consent of lenders on other loans.  A six-month deferral will relieve some of the debt burden on our borrowers, reducing costs to businesses, during the enforced closures to protect public health.

These measures are in place to assist businesses until the Federal dollars become available. View the State Updates section below for information on the federal CARES ACT.

  • National  Business Resources
  • Economic Impact Payments: The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically. More information here.

State & Federal Updates

  • Tax Deadline Extension Reminder: : The Ohio house voted to extend the mail-in ballot period for the primary election to April 28 and extend the state’s income tax return deadline to July 15. Request a ballot by calling 216-443-VOTE. View the bill summary with additional provisions here.

Code Red

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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

For more information about COVID-19, visit the following links: