04/06/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/07/2020 07:35
CLEVELAND - The City of Cleveland continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Mayor Frank G. Jackson has extended the Proclamation of Civil Emergency through April 30, 2020. Click here to view the mayor's declaration.
Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities are operational.
13 New Cases of Coronavirus in Cleveland
The Cleveland Department of Public Health has been notified of 13 more confirmed test results for coronavirus in residents of the city. This brings the total to 216 confirmed cases in the City of Cleveland and two fatalities, ranging from less than one year to their 90's. The new cases include males and females, whose ages range from their 20's to 80's. CDPH is working to identify any close contacts of these residents who would require testing or monitoring for symptoms of COVID-19.
As of today, there are more than 4,450 confirmed cases and 142 fatalities in the State of Ohio. There are 356,000 confirmed cases and 10,500 deaths in the United States.
View the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Health's map showing the confirmed cases by zip code throughout Cuyahoga County. The County will be releasing an updated map each Friday.
In order to protect the individuals' privacy, the Cleveland Department of Public Health will not be releasing any additional demographic information related to any COVID-19 cases aside from age range and gender.
Updates to Divisions of Urban Forestry and Parking Facilities Effective April 13
In order to adhere to social distancing guidelines, Urban Forestry crews will be split into two work shifts. Each crew has two workers, with 10 crews on the East Side and 10 crews on the West Side.
State required social distancing mandates:
Department of Public Utilities
As a reminder, the drinking water is safe. 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 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Report emergencies 24/7 by calling (216) 664-2513.
Cleveland Water customers can make payments and manage their account at myclevelandwater.com, 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. Please include name and account number along with payment. Multiple accounts must be on separate checks.
Reminder: April Bulk Pick-Up Suspended
All bulk pick-up for the month of April is suspended until further notice. This also means no special bulk pick-ups. The City will provide notice when the service resumes.
Reminder: Economic Development Resources for Cleveland Businesses
Mayor Jackson announced that the City has established an emergency working capital fund in order to help maintain the business community. It includes up to $10,000 loan, no fees, no interest or payments due until January 1, 2021, 1% interest thereafter and payments of $150/month until repaid. Funds are limited, so applicants are encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. View the summary and application here.
The City previously introduced legislation which was passed by Cleveland City Council allowing for a six-month deferral of payments on economic development loans issued by the City. The program authorizes the Director of Economic Development to defer payment on most loans and to seek the consent of lenders on other loans. A six-month deferral will relieve some of the debt burden on our borrowers, reducing costs to businesses, during the enforced closures to protect public health.
These measures are in place to assist businesses until the Federal dollars become available. View the State Updates section below for information on the federal CARES ACT.
State & Federal Updates
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
For more information about COVID-19, visit the following links:
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.