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February 16, 2021

Access Denied: The impact of Cleveland’s digital divide on students

The library, a friend’s porch, the parking lot of the local McDonald’s, these were some of the places my daughters’ friends went to, so they could login to school at the beginning of the pandemic. And they weren’t alone. In Cuyahoga County, 25 percent of residents don’t have access to the internet or a computer....

February 5, 2021

Ohio to receive an increase in vaccine supply. 62,588 COVID-19 cases, 1,228 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on February 5, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. We know that access to business is one of the things that’s unequal throughout our community. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly briefing on February 5 with an update...

January 27, 2021

County to work with 2-1-1 on a COVID vaccine hotline. 57,511 COVID-19 cases, 1,449 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on January 22, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly briefing on January 22 with a coronavirus vaccine update. Beginning the week of January 18, residents aged 80 and older were eligible for...

December 7, 2020

$1.2 million to help local restaurants. 28,450 COVID-19 cases, 716 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on December 4, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. “Please think about others,” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish remarked as he opened the weekly briefing on December 4, discussing the county’s move on to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System’s...

November 23, 2020

“This is not a drill folks.” 19,926 COVID-19 cases, 664 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on November 20, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. “This is not a drill, folks,” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish remarked as he opened the briefing. On Wednesday, November 18, Budish and the City of Cleveland’s Mayor Frank Jackson and...

November 18, 2020

“We have to stay the course, we have to double down” 16,736 COVID-19 cases, 630 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on November 13, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish began the weekly briefing thanking the Board of Elections staff and poll workers for a safe election, before expressing his concerns about the pandemic’s direction in...

October 20, 2020

Record number of absentee ballots requested; Arts, Culture and Entertainment sector receives funding support. 12,349 COVID-19 cases, 561 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on October 16, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish began the weekly briefing by announcing a $4 million fund to support the county’s Arts, Culture and Entertainment sector, which provides $1.3 billion in economic impact...

September 18, 2020

Schools have 24-hours to notify parents and guardians of positive COVID cases. 11,224 cases of COVID, 492 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on September 4, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county.   Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish began the briefing by addressing the killing of police detective James Skernivitz, an undercover officer who served the city for 28 years, sharing his condolences...

August 31, 2020

Cuyahoga County at level orange for the second week in a row. 10,689 cases of COVID-19, 465 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on August 28, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish opened the briefing with a pre-recorded message about how nearly 3,000 children in Cuyahoga County custody need a welcoming home. Budish asked residents to consider becoming foster parents and stated that the...

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