City of Cleveland Daily News Updates - #341

Thursday, April 22, 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 March 31, 2021 extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency through April 30, 2021. Click here to view the order. Essential services such as Police, Fire, EMS, waste collection and Utilities will remain operational.

City of Cleveland to Hold Press Conference Regarding NFL Draft

Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Public Safety Director Karrie Howard and Police Chief Calvin Williams will hold a press conference on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 1:15 p.m. regarding the upcoming NFL Draft.

The press conference will be livestreamed to the City of Cleveland Facebook page at Journalists may email their questions by noon on April 27​ to After noon on April 27, media may type their questions in the comments of the Facebook Live video. We ask that reporters identify their media outlet along with their questions. We will also take questions from residents as time allows.

City of Cleveland Board of Control Defines Zones for NFL Draft Vendors

As the City of Cleveland prepares to host the NFL Draft from April 29, 2021 – May 1, 2021, vendors should be advised of required regulations and Codified Ordinances within the City. Click here to read the resolution.

In addition, the following vendor zone was identified in the attached. Click here for more info.

Additional NFL Draft Road Closures & Parking Ban Info Announced

The City of Cleveland announces road closures in preparation for the upcoming NFL Draft. Closures will start at 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and go through 6:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Additionally, all construction in the Downtown Business District will be halted during this period. Parking ban information is also noted below.


  • Rt. 2 west bound from I-90 westbound will be closed at Dead Man’s Curve (DMC).
    • Anyone traveling into town from the east side is asked to use one of the other exits into the downtown area (Superior/St. Clair “exit 173C”, Chester “exit 173B”, or Prospect “exit 173A”).
    • Eastbound I90 to westbound Route 2 will remain open throughout the event.
    • Eastbound Route 2 will remain open throughout the event.
  • Rt. 2 westbound exit to East 9th Street will be closed.
  • Rt. 2 westbound exit to West 3rd Street will be closed (except for Emergency Vehicles/Port Traffic).
  • The exits along Rt. 2 Eastbound into downtown will be closed (Lakeside/West 6th “exit 194”, East 9th “exit 195A”, and the Muni Lot exits “195B and 195C”).
    • Traffic is also asked to use the other downtown exits.
  • Both West and East Mall Drive will be closed throughout the event.
  • East 9th from Lakeside to North Marginal will be closed.
    • Access to Jones Day/Northpoint garages and Route 2 eastbound will be available from Lakeside Ave.
  • West 3rd from just north of Route 2 overpass will be closed.
    • Access (north and southbound) to Summit parking lots and County garage will available.


  • The normal “Browns” parking restrictions will be used.
    • All main streets from Lakeside to Superior, and East 12th to Old River Road.
  • Parking restrictions will clearly state “NO PARKING TOW AWAY ZONE”
  • The parking restriction hours will be as follows:
    • Thursday, April 29, 2021 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. on April 30
    • Friday, April 30, 2021 from 6:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. on May 1
    • Saturday, May 1, 2021 from 8 a.m. to 4 a.m. on May 2

Click here to view info about previous closures.

Watch: Virtual Police Promotions on Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson will administer the oath of office to members of the Division of Police, promoting them in rank on Thursday, April 22 at 1 p.m. To comply with social distancing and mass gathering regulations, this event is closed to the public. Residents can tune in on the City of Cleveland’s Facebook page at where the event will be livestreamed.

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