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 signed an order extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through May 31, 2020. Click here to view the mayor’s declaration.
Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities are operational.
31 New Cases of Coronavirus in Cleveland
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 31 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city. This brings the total to 761 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 34 fatalities, ranging from less than one year old to their 90’s. The new cases include males and females, whose ages range from less than one years old to their 80s. 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 are more than 18,537 confirmed cases and 940 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 1,126,000 confirmed cases and 64,000 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. 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.
Other Important Reminders
Federal, State and Local Tax Deadline Extension Reminder
The Ohio house voted to extend the state’s income tax return deadline to July 15. This is the same date for local and federal taxes. View the bill summary with additional provisions here.
Cleveland Water Customers Should Flush Plumbing as Buildings Reopen
Cleveland Water reminds customers that an important first step when buildings reopen is flushing the plumbing when water has not been used, or use was significantly reduced, during the closure. By performing a full-building flush of cold and hot water plumbing, Cleveland Water customers are ensuring that safe, high quality water from our distribution system re-enters the building.
When water sits unused or underused in plumbing systems major issues can occur. In most cases, flushing plumbing and cleaning fixtures should address any potential water quality issues and restore the high quality of water that normally comes out of your tap. More information on flushing a building’s water supply is available here and here.
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.
Economic Development Resources for Cleveland Businesses
- National Business Resources
- National Development Council Grow America Fund
- Congress recently provided additional lending capital to support the Payroll Protection Program. Businesses who applied previously and were denied or who are looking at applying should be aware of the availability of lending through the National Development Council’s Grow America Fund. Applications are available at https://NDConline.org/ppp
- Economic Impact Payments: The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service launch new tool to help non-filers register for Economic Impact Payments:
- Economic Impact Payment Information Center https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/economic-impact-payment-information-center
- Get My Payment Frequently Asked Questions https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment-frequently-asked-questions
- How to Use the Tools on IRS.gov to Get Your Economic Impact Payment https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/how-to-use-the-tools-on-irsgov-to-get-your-economic-impact-payment
- Non-Filers: Enter Payment Info Here Tool Scenarios https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here-tool-scenarios
- CARES Act: The Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Department of Treasury have begun releasing the information that will guide the programs created through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. View SBA Loans. Clevelanders may also contact their local SBA office for more information.
County, State & Federal Updates and Reminders
- View the governor’s daily updates here
- The governor has extended the Stay at Home Order
- The governor launched Responsible Restart Ohio which gives Ohioans a roadmap to reopening the state starting May 1. View information about responsible protocols, operating requirements, sector closures and more.
- View supportive documents and orders released from the governor’s office
- Census: The 2020 Census is happening now. Visit www.2020census.gov
- Scams: IRS issues warning about Coronavirus-related scams; watch out for schemes tied to economic impact payments
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: