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.
21 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Cleveland Reported
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 21 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 1,936 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 75 fatalities. A case reported previously by CDPH has been transferred to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, as the person was confirmed not to be from the City of Cleveland. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from under 1 year old to their 60s. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
As of today, there are 41,578 confirmed cases and 2,463 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 2.27 million confirmed cases and 119,921 deaths in the U.S.
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.
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.
Mayor Jackson Swears in New Public Safety Director
Karrie D. Howard was sworn in as the Director of Public Safety on June 19. He previously served as the Assistant Director of Public Safety Operations and Chief Prosecuting Attorney for the City of Cleveland. Click here to download his headshot. View the swearing in video.
Other experience includes work a litigation attorney with Thacker Robinson Zinz LPA, Assistant Prosecutor for the City of Cleveland, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney for Cuyahoga County and Assistant U.S. Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio. Howard is also a Captain in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and serves as an Assistant Staff Judge Advocate at the Youngstown Air Reserves Station.
He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration after completing active duty service in the United States Marine Corps. He later earned his Juris Doctorate from Cleveland Marshall College of Law, as well as certificates in Leadership and Human Resource Management from University of Maryland University College.
Modified Bulk Pick-Up Schedule
Bulk pick-up has been rescheduled for the weeks of June 22, June 29, July 6 and July 13. Residents should follow regular bulk pick-up guidelines. We appreciate residents’ patience as we adjust our plans to keep our workers safe through the coronavirus pandemic.
As a reminder, residents are permitted to up to three bulk items on tree lawns. More info on guidelines for proper disposal:
o Residents may leave out for collection items such as appliances, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, couches and furniture.
o All mattresses, box springs and cloth furniture must be wrapped in plastic.
o In addition to the three items, residents may leave out up to four tires.
o The city does not accept construction material.
o Boxes and bags are not bulk items.
City of Cleveland Now Accepting Applications for Recovery Response Fund
On Thursday, June 11, Mayor Jackson announced a grant program available for businesses impacted by the civil unrest of May 30, 2020. The City of Cleveland has been engaged with Cuyahoga County, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) and the Cleveland Foundation to provide assistance to re-opening businesses and developed a one-stop application. Impacted businesses looking for financial assistance should apply through DCA at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/201656956665064. Impacted businesses throughout the City are encouraged to apply.
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.
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: