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.
75 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Cleveland Reported
The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 75 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 2,245 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 75 fatalities. Two cases reported previously by CDPH have been transferred to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from their teens to their 70s. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.
“Today, we’ve had our highest number yet of coronavirus cases in the City of Cleveland,” said Mayor Jackson. “Make no mistake – the virus has not gone away. If we don’t double down on prevention and take these measures seriously, the effects will be devastating.”
Mayor Jackson urges Clevelanders to continue practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, staying home as much as possible and wearing masks when leaving home.
As of today, there are 46,790 confirmed cases and 2,564 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 2.54 million confirmed cases and 125,768 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
Cleveland Police Remind Issues Reminder Ahead of Fourth of July
As the Fourth of July approaches, the City of Cleveland wants to actively remind the public that not only is celebratory gunfire illegal, it is dangerous. The consequences and risks of celebratory gunfire can be significant and serious.
In any area, but especially in a densely populated urban area like Cleveland, the consequences of celebrating the Fourth of July or any other occasion with a gun can be devastating. The intention may be a celebratory shot toward the sky, but the consequences of that moment can be disastrous for a neighbor or someone blocks away.
With the cancellation of public fireworks displays, the City of Cleveland would also like to warn the public on the dangers of celebratory fireworks. Fireworks are not only illegal to possess and discharge without a permit, but they can also be hazardous and ignite a fire that could quickly get out of control. Safety forces will be on duty throughout the neighborhoods of the City of Cleveland on the Fourth of July. Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Service personnel will be alert, patrolling and ready, but safety starts at home in your neighborhood.
West Side Market Fourth of July Hours Update
The West Side Market will be closed on Saturday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. The Market will be open on the following days during the week of June 29:
- Monday, June 29 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 1 from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Thursday, July 2 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Friday, July 3from 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Sunday, July 5 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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.
NEIGHBORHOOD RESOURCE & RECREATION CENTERS PLAN – Rec Centers to Open July 6
The City of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers (NRRCs) serve as a hub of activity and socialization for many of our residents. As a congregate setting that serves many high-risk populations, it is essential that the City takes a systematic approach to reopening our centers in order to maintain the health and safety of all our residents and employees.
Using the risk assessment tool in the Public Health Principles for a Phased Reopening During COVID-19 developed by Johns Hopkins University as a guide, the City conducted a risk assessment of each of the Division of Recreation and Parks’ facilities, programs and spaces to determine the risk of transmission of the virus based on three dimensions: 1) contact intensity, 2) number of contacts, 3) the degree to which activities can be modified through mitigation measures, as well as additional dimensions identified by the City, 4) feasibility in limiting number of occupants and 5) the ability of the staff to monitor and enforce health and safety measures.
The data gleaned through the risk assessment process provides the City with the information required to make informed decisions pertaining to the reopening of the Neighborhood Resource and Recreation Centers and summer programming.
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.
Mayor Jackson Announces Socially Distanced Fire Promotion Ceremony
Mayor Jackson will administer the oath of office at the Division of Fire promotion ceremony on Wednesday, July 1 at 12:30 p.m. 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.
Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee will be hosting its Charter Review Committee meeting and its Cleveland Plan Progress Committee meeting over the next two weeks. Both meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. The complete details for each meeting are as follows:
Charter Review Committee
Thursday, July 2
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Meeting via Microsoft Teams
+1 216-815-0098 United States, Cleveland (Toll)
Conference ID: 837 398 593#
Cleveland Plan Progress Committee
Wednesday, July 8
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Meeting via Microsoft Teams
+1 216-815-0098 United States, Cleveland (Toll)
Conference ID: 880 281 810#
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.
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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland
For more information about COVID-19, visit the following: