City of Cleveland Daily News Updates – #368

Mayor Frank G. Jackson lifted the city’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency upon its expiration May 31. This follows the Centers for Disease Control’s revised public health recommendations on masks and Governor Mike DeWine’s announcement that most health orders will rescind June 2.City of Cleveland employees are now required to be onsite for work no later than Monday, June 14. City Hall opens to the public Tuesday, July 6 with new enhanced security requirements. The Proclamation, which began in March 2020, mandated citywide health and safety measures designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

City of Cleveland Issues Statement on Division of EMS Brown-Outs

On Saturday, May 29th during the day shift the Division of EMS experienced Brown-Outs of 7 units due to staffing issues. Another unit was shut down during the shift because of personnel leaving due to illness. The Division continued to run 18 units for the shift and responded to all calls for service in an expeditious manner. 

Brown-Outs happen periodically and to address them, the Division of EMS engages in dynamic stationing and deployment. Dynamic stationing/deployment is the strategic and effective moving of units throughout the City to ensure fulfillment of services. This dynamic stationing and deployment ensures the safety of the citizens of Cleveland. In addition, the Division has procedures in place for triaging emergency calls that are used on a daily basis to ensure the highest priority calls receive immediate response and avoid response delays. Increased staffing will assist in the reduction of brown-outs. 

In addition, the Division is working to fill the staffing shortages in an effort to return to full staffing levels. A cadet class of eight Paramedics will be completing the classroom training next week and begin their field ride times. It is expected that this class of Paramedics will be staffing the ambulances before the end of June. The current members of the Division of EMS continue to deliver the highest level of care as they work through this staffing issue.

City of Cleveland Releases Public Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds

On or around June 14, 2021, after the end of the comment period the City of Cleveland, Department of Community Development will submit a request to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the release of CDBG funds under Section 212(a)(1) of Title II (42 U.S.C. 12701 et seq.) of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (as amended),to undertake a project known as: Model Block Program. The program will address exterior maintenance issues in 1-4 unit residential properties in the Bellaire, Puritas and Collinwood neighborhoods.

To view the public notice in its entirety, click here.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport Passenger Travel Data

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE), like other airports worldwide, has had a dramatic drop in air service and travelers due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Concerns over health and safety, as well as quarantines, coupled with many businesses cancelling travel and leisure travelers staying home, have impacted flights.

We are currently averaging 10,556 passengers for the week of May 23 to May 29, compared with the 314 passengers we reported in April 2020. Click here to view regularly updated numbers on airport travel on the Hopkins website.

Other Important Reminders

Cleveland Department of Public Health Releases (CDPH) COVID-19 Case Summary

CDPH has been notified of 337 new coronavirus cases in city residents for May 16 – May 22. This brings the total to 32,882 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 482 fatalities. Click here to view the entire COVID-19 case summary.

City of Cleveland Distributes COVID-19 Vaccines

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is currently distributing COVID-19 vaccines to students, parents and community members ages 16 and up. For more information, please call the CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The mass vaccination site at Cleveland State University’s Wolstein Center is also available for scheduling. To schedule an appointment at the Wolstein Center or at another vaccination site near you, visit

City of Cleveland Establishes Call Center to Answer General Vaccine Distribution Questions

The City of Cleveland has established a call center that is currently available to answer general questions pertaining to the City’s vaccine distribution efforts and assist eligible individuals in scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.   

  • Call Center Number: (216) 664-2222
  • Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As a reminder, only individuals who meet the Ohio Department of Health’s criteria are eligible to receive the vaccine at this time. Due to limited supply, it will take time for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine. We ask for your patience. As we receive additional supply, we will be opening up additional vaccination sites and scheduling appointments for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine.

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:

Cleveland Transformation Alliance Board Meeting

June 14th at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom

Meeting ID: 989 1022 3903

Passcode: 850200

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Previous COVID-19 Updates from the City of Cleveland

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