City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus & Safety Protocols – Update #113

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.

27 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Cleveland Reported

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 27 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 1,962 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 their teens 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 42,254 confirmed cases and 2,467 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 2.3 million confirmed cases and 120,271 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.  

Division of Emergency Medical Service Announces Social Distancing Graduation of 11 Cadets

Mayor Jackson will administer the Oath of Office to 11 EMT Cadets graduating from the 2019-02 EMS Training Academy class, on Tuesday, June 22, 2020. In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, the Graduation will take place in front of Cleveland City Hall. 

The EMT’s replace those positions lost through attrition. This is the first cadet class to be hired without prior EMT training.  They received EMT training through the City of Cleveland Division of EMS, EMT Training Academy. They will ensure Division of Emergency Medical Service continues to serve the community with a high level of service, maintaining twenty-five (25) ambulances during the day and twenty-one (21) ambulances at night. 

Congratulations to the 2019-20 graduating class and welcome to the EMS Team. See the names of the gradating cadets below:

o   Cardinal, Robert

o   Eifel, Daniel

o   Freeman, Lauren

o   McCluskey, Taylor

o   McDaniel, Nicholas

o   Mickey, Daqwan

o   Nevel, Timothy

o   Powell, Alex

o   Ramos, Edwina

o   Sampson Hall, Angel

o   Stacks, Ryan

In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, this event is not open to the general public. Media, friends, family and other members of the public are invited to view the livestream on the City’s Facebook page. Cadets will arrive in small groups, per social distancing.

Mayor Jackson to Hold Tele Town Hall Thursday

Please join Mayor Jackson at 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 25 for a conversation on eliminating inequity, disparity and racism in the City of Cleveland. To participate, sign up at http://www.clevelandohio.gov/teletownhall. The night of the event, registered participants will receive a phone call. Just answer the call to enter the telephone town hall.

If you are unable to participate via call but would like to listen in during or after, tune in on the City of Cleveland Facebook page where the call will be livestreamed.​​

Airlines Reinstating Service at Hopkins

JetBlue has now re-loaded their pre-COVID flight schedule at Hopkins with four non-stops to Boston (BOS) and one to Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) starting August 1.  They join Allegiant who went full schedule in June and Spirit who starts their full schedule from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport on July 1.  Schedule changes remain fluid and are subject to change.

East 93rd Street Closure

East 93rd Street will remain closed between Bessemer and Health avenues due to increased pedestrian and vehicular traffic due to interest in the Black Lives Matter mural. The mural was painted Saturday on East 93rd Street by the City in partnership with Cleveland City Council, R.A.K.E. and Graffiti HeArt.

Southbound detour:

·         Use Bessemer Westbound to East 88th Street

·         SB on East 88th Street to Union Avenue

·         EB on Union Avenue to East 93rd Street

Northbound detour

·         Use Union Avenue westbound to East 88th Street

·         Northbound on East 88th Street to Bessemer Avenue

·          Eastbound on Bessemer Avenue to East 93rd Street

Sustainable Cleveland Quarterly Meeting

Sustainable Cleveland hosted its first VIRTUAL Quarterly Meeting on June 17. Chief of Sustainability Jason Wood provided an overview of where Sustainable Cleveland is heading beyond 2019 to build off the momentum generated in the first 10 years of the initiative and continue progress towards becoming a green city on a blue lake. This included the City’s pursuit of LEED for Cities and Communities certification to help us measure sustainability success and benchmark our progress. Sustainability Director Kristin Hall provided an update on the City’s recycling program and efforts underway to reduce waste in Cleveland, while supporting a local circular economy. View both presentations here and save the date for Mayor Jackson’s 2020 Sustainable Cleveland (virtual) Summit on October 14 and 15, 2020.

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 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Report emergencies 24/7 by calling (216) 664-2513. To date:

·        CPP has reconnected 124 total customers

·        CWD has reconnected 1,449 total customers

Cleveland Water customers can make payments and manage their account at myclevelandwater.com or 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 Ave. Please include name and account number along with payment. Multiple accounts must be on separate checks.

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.

View Mayor Jackson’s full plan here. 

View Mayor Jackson’s Facebook Live announcement here.

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

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.

CodeRED

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

Click here to view previous updates.

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