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 3,929 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 83 fatalities. 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. One previously reported case was transferred as it was determined the individual was not a Cleveland resident.
As of today, there are 77,309 confirmed cases and 3,039 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 4 million confirmed cases and 144,954 deaths in the U.S.
Note: Beginning July 25, the City of Cleveland will disseminate Saturday and Sunday COVID-19 numbers on its Facebook and Twitter pages when they become available.
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.
City of Cleveland Releases Tax Policy Study
The City of Cleveland released today the Cleveland Tax Abatement Study. The study evaluates three key areas: the historic usage of the tax abatement program, the value the program generated for the City and potential adjustments to the program. Click here to view the study.
The City of Cleveland has also begun a Ten-Year Housing and Investment Study to build on the tax abatement findings – eventually creating a tool box of affordable housing and equitable development policies for Cleveland.
The study was funded by The Cleveland Foundation with support from Enterprise Community Partners, Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and Cleveland Development Advisors. Led by national experts Reinvestment Fund, the study team also included PFM Group Consulting, Greater Ohio Policy Center, Leverage Point Development, and Neighborhood Connections. The study team conducted quantitative analyses of the housing market in Cleveland and the historical performance of the tax abatement program, accompanied by interviews, focus groups, round table discussions, and community meetings that included over 300 stakeholders and residents.
The study will be presented to Cleveland City Council on July 29 at 10 a.m. The hearing can be viewed on TV20 at www.tv20cleveland.com. In addition to a City Council presentation, the study team will host virtual community meetings to present the study findings and continue community dialogue. The meetings are open to all.
Upcoming Virtual Community Meetings
Tuesday, August 4 at 6 p.m.
Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m.
City of Cleveland Holds Press Conference
Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Police Chief Calvin Williams and Public Safety Director Karrie Howard held a press conference on Friday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. regarding COVID-19 and federal law enforcement in Cleveland. View the press conference here.
Calls Regarding COVID-19 Complaints
With the passage yesterday by Cleveland City Council of an ordinance authorizing penalties for non-compliance with Mayor Jackson’s mask mandate, enforcement is now in effect.
There are two numbers Clevelanders should call regarding non-compliance:
- Business complaints: CDPH hotline at 216-857-7165
- Individual or private residence complaints: Cleveland Police non-emergency line at 216-621-1234
Cleveland City Council recently approved the mandatory use of masks in public spaces as well as certain penalties for individuals and businesses that do not comply. On July 3, Mayor Jackson signed an amended order mandating the use of masks in public in the City of Cleveland to slow the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus. This includes mandatory use in bars, restaurants, shared office settings, rideshares and other shared spaces.
Citations may be issued with fines for the following:
- Any business or person violating the mask or safe-seating order (which maintains social distancing of at least six feet between patrons) is subject to civil penalties. In accordance with Ordinance No. 556-2020, specifically chapters 602 and 236.
- Any business in the City of Cleveland with an employee who becomes ill with the coronavirus is required to immediately disinfect and sanitize the premises. Following a warning, they may be subject to a civil penalty of $1,000 for the first offense and a civil penalty of $3,000 for each subsequent violation.
Upcoming Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings
The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee (CTA) will be hosting their Finance Committee meeting, Cleveland Plan Progress Committee meeting and CTA Board meeting over the next 6 weeks. Meetings will be held via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. The details for each meeting are as follows:
Finance Committee: Thursday, July 30 at 8:30 a.m.
Meeting via Zoom
Meeting ID: 846 4966 2345
Join via Phone +1-312-626-6799
Cleveland Plan Progress Committee: Wednesday, August 5 at 3:30 p.m.
Meeting via Microsoft Teams
+1 216-815-0098 United States, Cleveland (Toll)
Conference ID: 685 369 975#
Cleveland Transformation Alliance Board Meeting: Monday, August 17 at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting via Zoom
Meeting ID: 957 6640 6178
Join via phone +1-312-626-6799
Bulk Pick-Up to Resume Regular Schedule Beginning in August
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 loose bags are not bulk items.
- Carpet must be cut and rolled into 3-foot long pieces and must not exceed 40 pounds
The Division of Waste also reminds residents of the following waste regulations:
- Only waste in officially issued City carts will be accepted and loose trash or bags outside City roll carts will not be accepted
- The following will be not be accepted in or outside of roll carts: construction materials, paints, hazardous waste, bricks, dirt, concrete, cinder blocks, auto parts, loose metal items, medical waste or fluorescent tubes
- Do not place hot charcoal ashes in roll carts
- Do not place ammunition or explosives in City cart. Contact the Division of Police for instructions
- Roll cart lids must close
- Do not place carts behind parked cars
- Place black cart and blue three feet apart on tree lawn
- No more than 20 bags of yard waste per collection
For more info about waste collection, please call Cleveland’s Division of Waste Collection at (216) 664-3711.
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 136 total customers
- CWD has reconnected 1,690 total customers
Cleveland Water customers can make payments and manage their account at www.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.
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
- W. 117 Community Health Center – 11709 Lorain Ave.
- By appointment only
- Tests are available regardless of one’s ability to pay
- Call (216) 281-0872 for information or to schedule an appointment
- Results are back in one to three days
- Central Clinic – 2916 Central Ave.
- Drive-thru and walk-up testing, by appointment only
- Tests are free of charge to the patient
- Call the COVID-19 Nurse Line at (216) 535-9100 and press 6
- Testing done Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Results are back in 24 to 48 hours
- East Office – 4400 Euclid Ave.
- Drive-thru and walk-up testing, by appointment only
- Tests are free of charge to the patient
- 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
- 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
- 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
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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland
For more information about COVID-19, visit the following:
About the City of Cleveland
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