City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #317

Friday, March 19, 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. 

City of Cleveland and Cleveland Department of Public Health to Begin Reporting Weekly COVID-19 Cases

The Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is committed to reporting COVID-19-related information accurately to the community.  Starting the week of April 5, CDPH will begin posting a COVD-19 weekly summary report that includes data pertaining to reported COVID cases and vaccine distribution.  The new weekly comprehensive summary report will replace our daily COVID-19 case numbers report. The report will be released in the City of Cleveland’s news updates and posted to the CDPH website.

As previously announced, case numbers will be reported Monday-Friday until the week of April 5.

City of Cleveland Issues Statement on Operation Legend Task Force

A Cuyahoga County grand jury has returned an indictment charging individuals for participating in a criminal gang and committing numerous other felony offenses that occurred between December 2019 and March 2021. Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard, and Police Chief Calvin D. Williams issued the following statement:

“The efforts of the Operation Legend Task Force continue to yield results. Cleveland Division of Police investigators, along with partnering agencies including the Federal Bureau of Investigation continue to work hard in order to take gangs out of our neighborhoods. We remain committed to working with the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office to ensure that violent criminals are taken off our streets.”

To view the full release from Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley’s office, click here.

Mayor Jackson Issues PSA Encouraging Clevelanders to Take the COVID-19 Vaccine

As we continue to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, the City of Cleveland urges residents to wear a mask, wash your hands, social distance and stay home if you can. These preventative measures coupled with the increasing availability of vaccines will help us slow the spread of COVID-19.

Click here for the mayor’s COVID-19 vaccine PSA.

City of Cleveland Joins Celebration to Recognize March 25 as Michael Stanley Day

Mayor Frank G. Jackson has issued a mayoral proclamation recognizing March 25 as Michael Stanley Day in the city of Cleveland, honoring the longtime Cleveland rocker, radio, and TV personality who recently passed away.

“On behalf of the citizens of the City of Cleveland, I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Michael Stanley. In celebration of his impact to the world of music near and far, I am honored to declare March 25 as Michael Stanley Day. I invite all Clevelanders to join me in remembering Mr. Stanley and his immense accomplishments. He will be missed,” said Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson.

Joining the City of Cleveland in the citywide celebration is the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. To view the complete press release from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, 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 7,943 passengers in the past seven days, compared with the 314 passengers we reported in April 2020. Click here to view regularly updated numbers on airport travel on the Hopkins website.

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