City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #307

Monday, March 8, 2021

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 Feb. 24, 2021 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through March 31, 2021Click here to view the order. Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational. 

Weekend COVID-19 Numbers Update

Effective immediately, the City of Cleveland will no longer post COVID-19 numbers on weekends. Weekend numbers will instead be posted the following Monday on City Twitter and Facebook pages.

City of Cleveland and Cleveland Cliffs, Inc. to Hold Gun Melt

On March 10, 2021, the City of Cleveland and Cleveland Cliffs, Inc. will hold a gun melt to recycle approximately 400 guns from various sources. Some of the guns include those surrendered at the 2019 Gun Buy-Back, in which citizens exchanged firearms for gift cards.  A Gun Buy-Back was not held in Cleveland in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The guns will be placed into the No. 1 Basic Oxygen Furnace iron ladle and will be melted by approximately 200 tons of molten iron, at temperatures of about 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The molten iron, along with scrap, is then charged in the basic oxygen furnace to make steel.

Media Note: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be closed to media and to the public. The event will be captured by the City of Cleveland’s TV20 and shared via social media.

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