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April 3, 2020

513 cases in Cuyahoga County, 10 deaths. ‘We’re not gonna get on the other side of this curve unless you stay home’

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner Terry Allan opened his Friday, April 3 briefing by talking about ManorCare in Parma, a long-term care facility which was identified as the location of a COVID-19...

April 3, 2020

Six Cuyahoga County inmates test positive for COVID-19, investigation into who inmates had close contact with underway

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the Friday county briefing by saying that the county jail has had six inmates test positive for COVID-19 and two additional inmates are under suspicion of having COVID-19....

April 1, 2020

409 lab-confirmed cases in Cuyahoga County, death total doubles to 8 since Monday

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The health commissioner for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan, opened the Wednesday, April 1 press conference by sharing stories about people in Cuyahoga County finding ways to communicate with their family...

March 30, 2020

“It’s important that no one is left behind,” Cuyahoga County medical director explains county strategy as COVID19 cases rise

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. The health commissioner for the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Terry Allan, opened the Monday, March 30 press conference by discussing the expedited Food and Drug Administration approval for a Columbus-based company, Battelle, to...

March 27, 2020

More than 200 cases of COVID19 in Cuyahoga County, “We need you to please listen…or we are going to have problems in our hospital capacity.”

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Terry Allan, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s Commissioner said that Cuyahoga County and the state are both successfully “flattening the curve.” “We are flattening the curve,” said Allan. “We are extending out cases that...

March 27, 2020

Cuyahoga County to buy $1 million in PPE, start small business fund

Cuyahoga County executive Armond Budish spoke at the Board of Health’s press conference. He announced that the county has established a small business “On the one hand I’m happy to see that people are following the governor’s orders, but I’m also very, very sad and concerned about the future of these businesses….When small businesses die...

March 27, 2020

Benefit changes: Redeterminations, requirements affected by coronavirus

  Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the State of Ohio and Cuyahoga County have issued new guidance surrounding the public benefits many Ohioans rely on, including Supplemental Assistance for needy Families (SNAP), Ohio Works First (OWF) and Medicaid. Medicaid recipients can now utilize telehealth services even for first time appointments. Redeterminations are suspended for 180...

March 25, 2020

Cuyahoga County Board of Health says this is crucial week for the county’s virus fight

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Health Commissioner Terry Allan said at the top of the Wednesday, March 25 media briefing that he had a “very sobering message for you today and we have a theme – we are...

March 24, 2020

Cuyahoga County Board of Health: Testing reserved for the most sick, 99 cases in the county

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings.   Cuyahoga County executive Armond Budish, Health Commissioner Terry Allan and medical director Dr. Heidi Gullett, MPH all presented to the media from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on Monday, March 23, 2020. Health...