City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus & Safety – Update #186

 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 August 20 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through Sept. 30, 2020. As a reminder, Mayor Jackson’s order was amended to state that the city will not issue permits for block parties/tailgating and tailgating on city property is prohibited. Click here to view the order.

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

9 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Reported in Cleveland

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 9 more confirmed cases of coronavirus in city residents. This brings the total to 5,380 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 148 fatalities. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from their 20s to their 70s. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms. Two cases were transferred as it was determined the individuals are not Cleveland residents.

As of today, there are 137,888 confirmed cases and 4,338 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are more than 6.88 million confirmed cases and 200,541 deaths in the U.S.

Reminder: 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 Announces Road Closures for Presidential Debate on Sept. 29
Note: Additions to this section from today’s earlier press release are in red below. Any further updates regarding the presidential debate will be included in future daily media releases.

The City of Cleveland Division of Police is working with law enforcement partners at the local, state and federal levels in order to achieve the highest level of security for the upcoming presidential debate. Road closures will be necessary to ensure that the event zone is secure. Equipment including, but not limited to, fencing will be utilized along with law enforcement officers directing traffic to maintain the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic. Although many roads around the event zone will be closed completely, measures have been taken to allow for patient access along specific routes.

The City of Cleveland announces the below series of road closures and limited traffic access as it prepares for the presidential debate on Sept. 29 at the Cleveland Clinic main campus. Click here to view a map of the closures.

The following road closures and lane obstructions will begin Tuesday, Sept. 22 at 8 a.m.:

·       Road closure on E. 93rd Street between Chester Avenue and Euclid Avenue.

·       Lane obstructions on Euclid Avenue from E. 100th St. to E. 93rd St. (north curb) and E. 100th Street in the southbound lanes.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 25 the following road closures will begin:

·       Chester Avenue between E. 89th St. to E. 101st St.

·       Carrie Ct. between E. 90th St. to E. 93rd St.

·       E. 97th St. north to Logan Ct.

Starting Friday, Sept. 25 after evening rush hour 6 p.m. the following road closures with limited access will be in effect:

·       Euclid Ave. between E. 89th St. to E. 105th  St.

·       E. 90th St. between Chester Ave. and Euclid Ave.

·       E. 102nd St., E. 100th St., E. 96th St. and E. 90th St. all north of Carnegie Ave.

Below are traffic closures and detours that are scheduled from 7 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 to Thursday, Oct. 1 at 6 p.m. Prior to the closure, Cleveland Clinic Police will handle intermittent closures during the installation phase of security fencing and barriers:

·       Signage will be posted for eastbound travelers on Chester Ave. and Euclid Ave. that only local access will be permitted on those streets between E. 55th St. and E. 89th St. The posted detour will route traffic to Carnegie Ave.

·       Chester Ave. and Euclid Ave. eastbound will be closed at E. 89th St. where traffic must travel either north or south on E. 89th St.

·       Traffic southbound on E. 90th St. from Hough Ave. will be local access only and the road will be closed approximately 100 feet north of Chester Ave.

·       Traffic southbound on E.93 Street from Hough Ave. will be local access only and the road will be closed approximately 100 feet north of Chester Ave.

·       Traffic southbound on E. 97 Street from Lamont will be local access only and the road will be closed after the intersection of Logan Ct. prior to reaching Chester Ave.

·       Traffic westbound on Chester Ave. will encounter a local access only closure at E.105 and Chester Ave.

·       Local access traffic westbound on Chester Ave. from E. 105 Street must travel either north or south on E.101 Street.  Southbound traffic on E.101 Street is local access only to businesses and establishments in the area prior to reaching Euclid Ave., where the road will be closed to all traffic.

·       E. 90 Street traveling northbound from Carnegie will be Clinic patient access only and will be closed approximately 100 feet south of Euclid Ave.

·       Traveling northbound on E. 96th St. or E. 100th St. from Carnegie Ave. will be Clinic patient access only. Travel is permitted past E. Mall Drive and W. Mall Drive and the roads will both be closed approximately 50 feet north of W. Mall Drive.

·       Northbound traffic on E. 102nd St. from Carnegie Ave. will be closed.

·       Traveling westbound on Euclid Ave., the road will be closed at E. 105th Street.

·       Driveway onto the Cleveland Clinic Campus from E. 105th Street located between Euclid and Carnegie will be closed.

·       The detour for westbound traffic from E. 105th Street on both Euclid Ave. and Chester Ave. will be westbound on Carnegie Ave.

City Announces Neighborhood Street Improvements Ward 13

During the week of September 28th, 2020 the City of Cleveland’s Residential Resurfacing Program will begin in Ward 13. 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 November, 2020.

·       West 66th Street (Memphis Avenue to Woburn Avenue)

·       Oakpark Avenue (West 30th Street to Broadview Avenue)

·       West 50th Street (Memphis Avenue to Woburn Avenue)

·       Tampa Avenue (West 30th Street to State Rd)

·       Behrwald Avenue (West 39th Street to Pearl Rd)

·       Dellbank Drive (Ridgeview Avenue to West 63rd 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.

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.

Questions? Contact the City’s Administrative Manager, 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.

Pipeline Infrastructure Improvements Update for Ward 14

On Monday October 5, 2020, Dominion Energy Ohio’s gas pipeline infrastructure replacement project will begin on the following streets:

·                 Denison Avenue – From #5109 Denison Avenue to West 47th Street

·                 West 47th Street – From Denison Avenue to #3714 West 47th Street

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 November 2020 and completion of restoration in December 2020. Should the weather not allow for permanent restoration to the sidewalk, a temporary 2” thick concrete sidewalk will be installed for pedestrian traffic. A concrete cap will be placed on all road crossings until permanent concrete restorations can be completed in the spring.

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

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.

Save the Date for Mayor Jackson’s Virtual State of the City Address

Please save the date for Mayor Frank G. Jackson’s 2020 State of the City on Oct. 8. In adherence to safe social distancing guidelines, the event will be held virtually via social media and phone call. The Mayor is expected to touch on an array of topics ranging from the effects of the pandemic to public safety to various City projects and initiatives as well as his vision to continue to move Cleveland forward. Visit for more info or to register to participate by phone.

City of Cleveland to Host 2020 Sustainability Summit

Sustainable Cleveland has announced Dr. Julian Agyeman, Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning at Tufts University, as its 2020 Virtual Summit keynote speaker. He is the originator of the increasingly influential concept of just sustainabilities, the intentional integration of social justice and environmental sustainability.

Register to attend the virtual Sustainable Cleveland Summit, to be held October 14-15, at

Calls Regarding COVID-19 Complaints
With the passage 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) is currently hosting public meetings via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit See details for upcoming meetings below:

Communications and Engagement Committee: Thursday, September 24 at10:30 a.m.

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Conference ID: 686 380 78#

Cleveland Plan Progress Committee

Thursday, October 8

3:30 p.m.

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Conference ID: 548 632 971#

Finance Committee

Thursday, October 22

8:30 a.m.

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Conference ID: 826 781 659#

Cleveland Transformation Alliance Board Meeting

Monday, October 26

5:30 p.m.

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City of Cleveland Utility Services Update                                                                               The City of Cleveland, Department of Public Utilities, in accordance with Mayor Frank Jackson’s Declaration of Civil Emergency has continued with the policy suspending termination of service for non-payment.  However, this policy is continually being monitored with great concern and awareness of the financial difficulties and other vulnerabilities many of our customers are facing due to the pandemic.

At an appropriate point in time, Cleveland Water’s and Cleveland Public Power’s suspension of service disconnections for non-payment will be ending and our regular process for collections and disconnection of delinquent accounts will resume.

If your account is currently past due, we want to ensure you are aware that disconnections will be resuming and offer our assistance.

Cleveland Water

We offer multiple ways to make fee-free payments:

·       Online at

·       By calling 216-446-6834 or 216-664-3130

·       Using the dropbox located at 1201 Lakeside Ave.

If you have any questions about your account status, please contact CWD Customer Service at 216-664-3130, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cleveland Public Power

We offer multiple ways to make fee-free payments:

·       Online at

·       By calling 216-664-4600 or 216-420-8000

·       Using the dropbox located at 1201 Lakeside Ave.

If you have any questions about your account status, please contact CPP Customer Service at 216-664-4600, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 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 2,113 total customers

Cleveland Water customers can make payments and manage their account at or by calling (216) 664-3130. Questions can be submitted via the inquiry form at CPP customers can make payments and manage their account at Inquiries and questions can be submitted via

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:

County, State & Federal Updates and Reminders


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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

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