City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus & Safety – Update #135

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. The order was amended to include a mask mandate on July 3. Click here to view the order.

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

58 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Reported in Cleveland

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 58 more confirmed cases coronavirus in city residents and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 3,290 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 77 fatalities. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from their 20s to their 90s. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.

As of today, there are 64,013 confirmed cases and 2,813 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 3.39 million confirmed cases and 136,117 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 Holds Tele Town Hall to Discuss Coronavirus and Public Safety

Mayor Jackson held a tele town hall on July 14 to engage with Clevelanders about the coronavirus, his mask mandate and public safety. He was joined by Public Safety Director Karrie Howard and Police Chief Calvin Williams. You can listen to audio from the tele town hall at www.facebook.com/CityofCleveland

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.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Statement on New York & New Jersey Travel Announcement

Currently, the New York and New Jersey markets are served by Delta, United and Spirit Airlines for our Northeast Ohio travelers. Passengers should contact their airline for any inquiries regarding the status of their flight. For more on the flight schedule impacts, travelers should contact their airlines.

Bulk Pick Up to Resume Regular Schedule

Beginning in the month of August 2020 bulk pick-up will operate on its regular schedule. Bulk pick-up will be conducted on the first full week of each month on residents’ regular collection day. Residents should follow regular bulk pick-up guidelines.

As a reminder, residents are permitted to up to three bulk items on tree lawns. More info on proper disposal:

·       Residents may leave out for collection items such as appliances, tables, chairs, mattresses, box springs, couches and furniture.

·       All mattresses, box springs and cloth furniture must be wrapped in plastic.

·       In addition to the three items, residents may leave out up to four tires.

·       The city does not accept construction material.

·       Boxes and bags are not bulk items. ​

·       Carpet must be cut and rolled into 3-foot long pieces and must not exceed 40 pounds. 

For more info about waste collection, please call Cleveland’s Division of Waste Collection at (216) 664-3711.

City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements in Ward 3
During the week of July 20, 2020 the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will begin in Ward 3. 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 September 2020.

·       Starkweather Avenue (West 10th Street to West 14th Street)

·       Jefferson Avenue (West 10th Street to Professor Avenue)

·       West 32nd Street (Detroit Avenue to Franklin Boulevard)

·       Literary Avenue (West 10th Street to West 11th Street)

·       Bridge Avenue (W47th Street to West 50th Street)

·       West 5th Street (Literary Road to Jefferson Avenue)

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 rating to streets that are fair condition.
  • The City estimates it will employ this method on 13 residential streets.

Questions? Contact Cherita Anglen at (216) 420-7605.

*Editor’s Note: Road construction invariably presents hazards to the public. All travelers are urged to use caution in construction zones. Public safety and the safety of workers is a top priority.

City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements for Ward 12

During the week of July 20, 2020 the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing will begin in Ward 12. 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 September 2020.

·       Baxter Avenue (East 65th Street to Broadway Avenue)

·       Crete Avenue (Interstate-77 Ramp to End)

·       Hurley Avenue (West 21st Street to West 23rd Street)

·       Oak Avenue (East 71st Street to End)

·       Claasen (East 67th Street to East 71st Street)

·       Sykora Road (Independence Road to East 46th Street)

·       East 59th Street (Park Avenue to Harvard Avenue)

·       Irma Avenue (East 71st Street to E 74th Street)

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.

Questions? Contact Cherita Anglen at (216) 420-7605.

The West Side Market Announces New Hours of Operation

Effective August 3, 2020, the West Side Market will be open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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 134 total customers

·       CWD has reconnected 1,594 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 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.

List: Cleveland COVID-19 Testing Sites

Testing for those with COVID-19 symptoms or who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 is available at the local federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) below:

Neighborhood Family Practice

o   W. 117 Community Health Center – 11709 Lorain Ave.

o   By appointment only

o   Tests are available regardless of one’s ability to pay

o   Call (216) 281-0872 for information or to schedule an appointment

o   Results are back in one to three days

Care Alliance

o   Central Clinic – 2916 Central Ave.

o   Drive-thru and walk-up testing, by appointment only

o   Tests are free of charge to the patient

o   Call the COVID-19 Nurse Line at (216) 535-9100 and press 6

o   Testing done Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

o   Results are back in 24 to 48 hours

The Centers

o   East Office – 4400 Euclid Ave.

o   Drive-thru and walk-up testing, by appointment only

o   Tests are free of charge to the patient

o   Call (216) 325-WELL (9355) to talk with an access specialist, be triaged by a nurse, and schedule your telehealth visit with one of our providers for screening for a test

o   Testing takes place on Wednesdays, following a Tuesday telehealth visit (required)

Check out ODH’s website for a map of testing sites: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/testing-ch-centers/

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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