Category: covid-19

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 21, 2020

Last year, income increased and poverty decreased, but what about 2020?

On September 15, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2019 reports on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the nation. Following are some highlights of these reports, which were compiled from the Census’ Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC). The health insurance report also draws from the Census’ American Community...

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...

September 15, 2020

Ohio approved for second round of Pandemic-EBT benefits for 490,000 school children

When schools suddenly closed in March in response to COVID-19, the Pandemic-EBT (P-EBT) program filled a critical gap in the food budgets of struggling families in Ohio. As I wrote in May, Congress created P-EBT to provide groceries to families whose children were missing out on free or reduced-price school meals. Ohio’s Departments of Job...

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...