City Provides General Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) & Safety Protocols – Update #91

The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Below are some 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.

Extension of Curfew

The City of Cleveland is modifying its Proclamation of Civil Emergency (Civil Unrest). From June 3, 2020 to June 5, 2020, the Restricted Area will be open for ordinary business activity from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and under curfew restrictions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Click here to view the updated proclamation of civil emergency.

Other Important Reminders

Media & Other Exemptions to Curfew, Traffic Change

In a clarification to the second modification of the Proclamation of Civil Emergency (Civil Unrest), the City of Cleveland has clarified a media exemption to the order. Credentialed media are an exception to the order. Click here to view the modified order.

In addition, the following groups are exempted: credentialed media, residents of the restricted areas, essential medical personnel and essential City personnel.

Traffic restrictions will remain in effect until further notice. All freeway exit ramps into downtown will be closed with the exception of those from I-90 onto Carnegie Avenue and Chester Avenue eastbound, although these may be intermittently closed.  Central Business District road closures as well as those affecting Ohio City can be accessed via the maps here.

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.

View Mayor Jackson’s full plan here. 

View Mayor Jackson’s Facebook Live announcement here.


The plan outlines the summer programs/offerings and the steps and measures required to reopen the NRRCs on Monday, July 6, 2020. Click here to read the plan.

County, State & Federal Updates and 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.


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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

Click here to view previous updates.

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