Mayor Frank G. Jackson lifted the city’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency upon its expiration May 31.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.
Plaque Designed by Davis Aerospace and Maritime Students Dedicated at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport
On Friday, June 4, 2021, students from Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s Davis Aerospace and Maritime School witnessed the unveiling of a plaque they researched and designed in honor of Benjamin O. Davis and all Tuskegee Airmen from the Cleveland, Ohio area. View footage from today’s event.
Davis, the school’s namesake, was a graduate of Cleveland Schools who went on to become one of the original Tuskegee Airmen. He flew in World War II and was the first African-American Air Force General.
Utilizing a 3D printer, the students cut out the images they drew by hand. The wood and bronze plaque features emblems associated with the ten squadrons these men and women served under.
The plaque was commissioned by Mayor Frank G. Jackson, designed in 2020 by students of Davis Aerospace and Maritime High School and Cleveland Metropolitan School District, and co-sponsored by the North Coast Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and Phastar Corporation of Cleveland, Ohio.
On hand to witness the unveiling were Davis students Laila Graham and Sydney Marie Flowers along with Dianne McIntyre and Dr. Donna McIntyre Whyte, daughters of Dorothy Layne McIntyre of the Tuskegee Airmen. Ms. McIntyre read from actual notes of their Mom, while Dr. McIntyre Whyte outlined the history of their mom’s struggle to become a part of the Airmen.
Cleveland Department of Public Health Releases (CDPH) COVID-19 Case Summary
CDPH has been notified of 247 new coronavirus cases in city residents for May 23 – May 29. This brings the total to 33,149 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 12 and up. For more information, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov or call CDPH at (216) 664-2222, Monday – Friday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. View upcoming vaccination offerings below:
· Tuesdays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at J. Glen Smith Health Center, 11100 St. Clair Ave
· Thursdays from 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at McCafferty Health Center, 4242 Lorain Ave
· Saturday, June 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Diamond Cut Barber Shop, 5139 Superior Ave
o View the flyer for this special event, which includes haircut vouchers, refreshments and special appearances, here.
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 https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Other Important Reminders
Parking Restrictions Announced During Home Baseball Games
As Progressive Field has announced that fan capacity will return to normal levels, the Cleveland Division of Police has instituted a parking ban in the area of Rocket Mortgage Field House and Progressive Field which will be in effect during home baseball games. Motorists are encouraged to check meters and signage prior to parking for games or events.
The parking ban extends from:
· Prospect Avenue at Ontario Street to E. 9th Street
· West Huron from Ontario Street to Prospect Avenue
· E. 4th Street from Prospect Avenue to West Huron
· High from E. 2nd to E. 4th Street
· E. 2nd Street from High to Prospect
· E. 9th Street Euclid Avenue to Bolivar Avenue
· Bolivar Avenue from E. 9th Street to E 6th Street
To view a map of the no-parking zones, click here.
City of Cleveland Announces Participation in Nationwide “Month of Action”
Mayor Frank G. Jackson today announced that the City of Cleveland will be participating in the United States Conference of Mayor’s “Month of Action” Vaccine Challenge. The U.S. Conference of Mayors is launching its month-long challenge to get Americans vaccinated on June 4, with a goal of having 70% of Americans vaccinated by the 4th of July.
This effort is led by the United States Conference of Mayors in conjunction with President Joe Biden, the White House, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Though more than 290 million shots have been administered in cities nationwide since December 2020, only 49% percent of adults have received one shot or been fully vaccinated.
To view the full press release from the U.S. Conference of Mayors, click here.
For more information on the “Mayors Challenge” including a list of participating mayors, see here. To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine, head to vaccines.gov or call the National COVID-19 Vaccination Assistance Hotline at 1-800-232-0233.
City of Cleveland Encourages Residents to Practice COVID-19 Safety Measures
Mayor Frank G. Jackson lifted the city’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency upon its expiration May 31. In light of this, Mayor Jackson and the City of Cleveland strongly recommend and encourage residents to continue adhering to health guidelines:
- Get vaccinated. The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) offers vaccination clinics each week at various locations. To schedule an appointment or get information on CDPH vaccination events or other local vaccine providers, call the City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center at (216) 664-2222
If you have not been vaccinated, continue to follow CDC guidelines:
- Continue to wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth in public settings and anywhere you will be around other people who do not reside in your household.
- Stay 6 feet apart from others who do not reside in your household.
- Avoid crowds.
- Avoid indoor areas that are poorly ventilated.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water. Use hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available.
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.
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 http://www.myCLEschool.org. 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
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