The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are important updates. Mayor Frank G. Jackson signed an order on May 26, extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through June 30, 2020. Click here to view the order.
Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational.
15 New Confirmed Cases of Coronavirus in Cleveland
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 15 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 1,574 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 50 fatalities. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from under 12 years old to their 80s. Another four probable cases were reported today, bringing total probable cases to 385. CDPH is working to identify close contacts of these residents who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
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 dashboard here. For individuals’ privacy, CDPH will not be releasing any additional demographic info related to COVID-19 cases aside from age range and gender.
View the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Health’s map of confirmed on its website at https://www.ccbh.net/coronavirus/.
Joint Statement from Mayor Jackson and Chief of Police Calvin Williams
Today, hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Downtown Cleveland – many of them peaceful. We are disheartened by the turn of events from a peaceful expression of First Amendment rights to outright lawlessness and attacks on Cleveland Police officers and Firefighters.
In the early evening, the demonstrations became unlawful with people throwing objects at law enforcement officers and police horses, vandalizing buildings, damaging other property, stealing from small businesses and lighting police cars and businesses on fire. This violent unlawful behavior completely overshadows the purpose of the demonstrations and those in whose honor they are held. This criminal activity will also not be tolerated.
The Cleveland Division of Police will continue to stop those who attempt to destroy and disrupt the peace in our city. If you are downtown, go home. At the request of the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Division of Police, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has activated the Ohio National guard to assist in responding to incidents of violence during demonstrations within the city.
Downtown business owners wishing to come to the area to check on their places of businesses are advised to respect the curfew and NOT report to the area. The City of Cleveland will be working closely with the Downtown Cleveland Alliance to address the vandalism to downtown properties.
City of Cleveland Institutes Curfew
The City of Cleveland has enacted a Proclamation of Civil Emergency (Civil Unrest) for the purposes of curfew beginning today, May 30, 2020 at 8 p.m. and continuing to 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 31, 2020 due to violence and unrest. The curfew will continue from 8 p.m. on May 31, 2020 to 8 a.m. June 1, 2020. The curfew will affect the Central Business district. Click here to view proclamation and map.
Although demonstrations began peacefully today, they escalated into criminal activity with buildings vandalized, cars set on fire and looting of downtown businesses. This is not an acceptable form of protesting. This is violent criminal activity. Anyone downtown at this time is ordered to exit the area immediately and after 8:00 those violating the order are subject to arrest.
Tele Townhall with Mayor Jackson and Chief Williams
To further discuss concerns residents may have, Mayor Jackson and Chief Williams will participate in a tele townhall on Thursday, June 4 at 5:45 p.m. Residents will have the opportunity to ask questions during the call. To register, visit www.clevelandohio.gov/teletownhall. Once you are registered, you will receive a call the day of the event at 5:45 p.m. Be sure to answer the call to participate.
Other Important Reminders
Mayor Jackson Announces Restart CLE
Mayor Frank G. Jackson has unveiled his strategic plan for the recovery of Cleveland’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic. As the city began this recovery planning process, it engaged experts from Cleveland State University and local medical institutions and made a deliberate choice to build from a health and medical perspective in order to protect those at risk from the coronavirus and then incorporate economic and social support to help the people and businesses who need assistance.
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
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.
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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland
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