City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus, Safety & More – Update #115

 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 June 24, extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through July 31, 2020. Click here to view the order.

Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational.

53 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Cleveland Reported

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 53 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 2,049 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 90s. One additional probable case was reported bringing the total probable cases to 473. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.

As of today, there are 43,363 confirmed cases and 2,516 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 2.36 million confirmed cases and 121,746 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.  

Mayor Jackson Provides Financial Update at Managers Meeting

Today, Mayor Jackson held a meeting at Cleveland Public Hall for employees to provide an update about the City of Cleveland’s finances, as impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to view a FB Live of the meetingClick here to view a copy of the Mayor’s presentation.

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.

The call will also be livestreamed to the City of Cleveland Facebook page.

Department of Public Safety to Conduct Internal Review of Actions Taken During May 30, 2020 Civil Unrest Incidents

The City of Cleveland, Department of Public Safety, Divisions of Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service will hold a closed after-action meeting to review the overall response to the May 30, 2020 civil unrest in downtown Cleveland. The results of this internal review will be made public in the coming weeks.

City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements – Ward 14

During the week of July 6, 2020 the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will begin in Ward 14. Advance notice signs will be posted to advise the public of road improvements.  The following streets will be resurfaced and completed by the end of August 2020.

·       West 48th Street (Denison  Avenue to Gedeon Avenue)

·       West 69th  Street (Denison Avenue to End)

·       West 34th Street (Meyer Avenue to Carlyle Avenue)

·       Library Avenue (West 35th Street to West 39th Place) (Fix it First Approach)

·       Althen Avenue (West 25th Street to Scranton Avenue) (Fix it First Approach)

·       West 86th (Brinsmade Avenue to Clark Avenue) (Fix it First Approach)

One lane of traffic will be maintained for local traffic for the duration of each project and no detours are expected. Access to all businesses, residences and side streets will be maintained during construction. On-street parking will not be allowed during construction.

2020 Road Resurfacing Project Description:

·       This work represents an investment of $12 million in the City’s Residential Roadways.

·       With the completion of the Pavement Management Study in 2017 and the continued evaluation of the City’s roadway network, the City has a grading system that allows streets in the greatest need of resurfacing to be selected for repair. The City is using the ‘worst first’ approaches for road resurfacing.

·       The City estimates it will resurface approximately 91 residential streets in 2020.

·       The City will also be using the ‘fix-it-first” approach to restore a high pavement condition rating to streets that are fair condition.

·       The City estimates it will employ this method on 13 residential streets.

For questions, contact Cherita Anglen at (216) 420-7605.

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update – Ward 15

On Monday, July 6 2020, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following street:

  • West 74th Street – Intersection of West 74th Street and Detroit Avenue on the west side.

The improvements include replacing the old steel mainline with a new plastic mainline in the sidewalk area.  A work zone will be established which will allow two-way traffic with traffic control personnel present to help direct traffic flow.  Access to adjacent driveways will be maintained throughout construction.  All work zones will be removed at the end of each work day.  The work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This project is scheduled for completion in August 2020.

Questions? Please contact Matt Lenke – Hill International at (330) 353-7111.

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update – Ward 17

On Monday, July 6, 2020, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following streets:

  • West 158th Street – From Lorain Avenue to Chatfield Avenue
  • Drakefield Avenue  – Road crossing at the intersection of West 158th Street and Drakefield Avenue

The improvements include replacing the old steel mainline with a new plastic mainline in the sidewalk area. A work zone will be established which will allow two-way traffic with traffic control personnel present to help direct traffic flow. Access to adjacent driveways will be maintained throughout construction. All work zones will be removed at the end of each work day. The work on the project will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. This project is scheduled for completion in September 2020.

Questions? Contact Matt Lenke – Hill International at (330) 353-7111.

Buckeye Road Corridor Study Update

The Buckeye Road Corridor Study, designed to determine the best approach to making Buckeye Road usable, will officially kick off in late July/early August. Though there was a delay in starting the study due to COVID-19, the project will finish in summer of 2021. This study will be conducted by the City Planning Commission, City Architecture, and other agency partners, and is funded by NOACA and LAND Studio through the St. Luke’s Foundation.

Grab and Go Meals for Youth at Recreation Centers
The City of Cleveland continues to work with its partner, the Children’s Hunger Alliance, to offer grab and go meals outside of the recreation centers. There have been 12,818 meals distributed from when the service began on March 21 through June 20.

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 1,484 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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