City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Protocols -Update #46

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 operational.

36 New Cases of Coronavirus in Cleveland, Two New Fatalities

The Cleveland Department of Public Health has been notified of 36 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city. The department was also notified of two new fatalities. The patients was a female in her 80’s and a female in her 90’s. This brings the total to 556 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 23 fatalities, ranging from less than one year to their 90’s. The new cases include males and females, whose ages range from less than 10 years old to their 90’s.CDPH is working to identify any close contacts of these residents who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.

CORRECTION: The total case number for 4/23/20 was 520, not 519 as previously reported.

As of today, there are more than 14,581 confirmed cases and 649 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 889,000 confirmed cases and 51,000 deaths in the United States.

The City of Cleveland COVID-19 Dashboard displays the most recent preliminary data from the Ohio Department of Health about COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, deaths and recoveries in Cleveland by selected demographics. Data is updated daily. View the interactive map here.

View the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Health’s map showing the confirmed cases by zip code throughout Cuyahoga County. The County releases 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.  

Cleveland Transformation Alliance Board Meeting

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Board of Directors meeting scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. will be conducted exclusively via teleconference, pursuant to Amended Substitute House Bill 197.  The public can access this Board meeting through a link that will be posted on the Transformation Alliance’s homepage at myCLEschool.org before the start of the meeting.  The information that will provided on this site is also provided below.

The meeting was previously scheduled for Monday, April 27, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. at CMHA Headquarters, but will no longer be held at that location.

The public can access the event at this link: https://cmsd.webex.com/cmsd/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb3be52fca5570d3d2a304a450c95da45

The public can also access by phone at:

415-655-0001

Access Code: 470263940#

Participant ID:  #

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Noon, Saturday, April 25; Absentee Voter Deadline is April 28

Citizens are reminded that absentee voter ballots must be postmarked by April 27. Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Noon, Saturday, April 25. Individuals with disabilities and those who do not have a home mailing address may vote in person at their local board on April 28. View Instructions on How to vote by mail in the Presidential Primary.

Reminder: May Bulk Pick-Up is Suspended in Order to Adhere to Social Distancing

·       The City of Cleveland has suspended May bulk pick up to protect the workers providing this service. Using automated waste collection vehicles reduces the exposure to COVID-19 which can remain on various surfaces for a long period of time.  Additionally, social distancing for the safety of crews becomes possible with reducing crew size down to just one driver in many instances. Residents may drop off their items at the Ridge Road Station at 3727 Ridge Road. 

·       Proper Set-Out Reminder: Yard waste will still be collected. The City of Cleveland requires all solid waste bagged and in City of Cleveland supplied Black waste containers. Recycling material must be clean and loose in the City of Cleveland provided Blue container. All material must fit within your City of Cleveland provided containers.  Please do not sit loose waste outside of the city provided containers.

·       All eligible residences received waste and recycle containers. If they do not have one, they need to report it stolen, then call waste collection at 216-664-3711. They will provide guidance on how to obtain service and avoid a citation until a new container is obtained. 

Department of Public Utilities Customer Reconnection Updates

While business is operating as normal, the Public Utilities Building is closed to the public.  Cleveland Water and Cleveland Public Power have temporarily stopped disconnection of residential services for non-payment. Cleveland Water customers should call 216-664-3130 and Cleveland Public Power customers should call 216-664-4600 for service restoration.

Cleveland Water Pollution Control (WPC) Customer Service lobby remains open to the public to purchase permits and review maps. The WPC office at 12302 Kirby Ave. is open 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Report emergencies 24/7 by calling (216) 664-2513. To date:

  • CPP has reconnected 85 total customers
  • CWD has reconnected 1,011 total customers

Cleveland Water customers can make payments and manage their account at myclevelandwater.com, by calling (216) 664-3130. Questions can be submitted via the inquiry form at clevelandwater.com/ask-a-question. CPP customers can make payments and manage their account at cpp.org. Inquiries and questions can be submitted via www.cpp.org/Contact

Cleveland Water and CPP customers may also use the dropbox located at 1201 Lakeside. Please include name and account number along with payment. Multiple accounts must be on separate checks.

Reminder: Economic Development Resources for Cleveland Businesses

Mayor Jackson and the City have established an emergency working capital fund in order to help maintain the business community. 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. 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 launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments:

County, State & Federal Updates and Reminders

Code Red

Sign up for CodeRED alerts to receive calls and emails from the administration with important info regarding Coronavirus. To sign up online, visit https://bit.ly/CLECodeRED, get mobile alerts by downloading the CodeRED app via the Apple or Google Play stores. Seniors who need assistance signing up are welcome to call the Department of Aging at 216-664-4383 for periodic phone call messaging.

Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

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