City of Cleveland Provides General Updates on Coronavirus, Safety & More - Update #116

Thursday, June 25, 2020

CLEVELAND – 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. Click here to view the order.

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

63 New Confirmed Coronavirus Cases in Cleveland Reported

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) has been notified of 63 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city and no new fatalities. This brings the total to 2,110 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and 75 fatalities. Two cases reported previously by CDPH have been transferred to the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The new confirmed cases include males and females whose ages range from under 6 to their 70s. CDPH is working to identify their close contacts who would require testing or monitoring for COVID-19 symptoms.

“Let me remind everyone - this pandemic is not over,” said Mayor Jackson. “It appears to be heightening. If it continues the course that it’s going, then what will happen is there will be another economic shutdown whether it’s imposed by government or the fact that people are just too sick and businesses are too scared to open.”

That, Mayor Jackson cautions, will cause a recession or potentially another economic depression. Residents are urged – now especially as numbers are increase – to continue practicing social distancing, washing hands regularly, staying home as much as possible and wearing masks when they leave home.

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 Talks Race, Inequity and Disparity in Thursday Evening Tele Town Hall

On June 25, Mayor Jackson held his tele town hall to discuss race, inequity and disparity in the City of Cleveland. The Mayor took questions from callers ranging on topics from systemic racism in the City to questions about the role of police in neighborhoods. Click here to watch video of the town hall. Click here to view the Mayor’s presentation.

Cleveland Transformation Alliance Meetings

The Cleveland Transformation Alliance Committee will be hosting its Charter Review Committee meeting and its Cleveland Plan Progress Committee meeting over the next two weeks. Both meetings will be held via Microsoft Teams. For more information on these meetings, please visit http://www.myCLEschool.org. The complete details for each meeting are as follows:

Charter Review Committee

Thursday, July 2

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Meeting via Microsoft Teams

+1 216-815-0098 United States, Cleveland (Toll)

Conference ID: 837 398 593#

Cleveland Plan Progress Committee

Wednesday, July 8

3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Meeting via Microsoft Teams

+1 216-815-0098 United States, Cleveland (Toll)

Conference ID: 880 281 810#

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 124 total customers
  • CWD has reconnected 1,491 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 Frank G. 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.

Mayor Jackson Provides Financial Update at Managers Meeting

Today, Mayor Jackson held a meeting at Cleveland Public Hall for employees to provide an update about the City of Cleveland’s finances, as impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to view a FB Live of the meeting. Click here to view a copy of the Mayor’s presentation.

Modified Bulk Pick-Up Schedule

Bulk pick-up has been rescheduled for the weeks of June 22, June 29, July 6 and July 13. Residents should follow regular bulk pick-up guidelines. We appreciate residents’ patience as we adjust our plans to keep our workers safe through the coronavirus pandemic.

As a reminder, residents are permitted to up to three bulk items on tree lawns. More info on guidelines for 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.

City of Cleveland Now Accepting Applications for Recovery Response Fund

On Thursday, June 11, Mayor Jackson announced a grant program available for businesses impacted by the civil unrest of May 30, 2020. The City of Cleveland has been engaged with Cuyahoga County, the Greater Cleveland Partnership, Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) and the Cleveland Foundation to provide assistance to re-opening businesses and developed a one-stop application. Impacted businesses looking for financial assistance should apply through DCA at the following link: https://form.jotform.com/201656956665064. Impacted businesses throughout the City are encouraged to apply.

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.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the following:

About the City of Cleveland

The City of Cleveland is committed to improving the quality of life of its residents by strengthening neighborhoods, delivering superior services, embracing diversity and making Cleveland a desirable, safe city in which to live, work, play, and do business. For more information on the City of Cleveland, visit online at www.clevelandohio.gov, Twitter at @cityofcleveland, Facebook at www.facebook.com/cityofcleveland, or on our blog at clecityhall.com.

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