Category: COVID-19

February 25, 2021

Federally Qualified Health Centers key to racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine access

By: Kate Warren, Loren Anthes More than 1.4 million Ohioans have now received at least the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccine distribution was sure to be challenging from the very beginning, with demand far exceeding supply, a history of underfunding in Ohio’s public health system and states being able to decide where and...

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...

February 2, 2021

Governor DeWine introduces 2022-23 executive budget

Governor Mike DeWine introduced the second state budget of his term on February 1. DeWine highlighted the ways his administration’s proposal to utilize one-time federal dollars to buoy the economy and support infrastructure will help the state navigate its way out of the pandemic and resulting economic crisis. The budget includes continued support for many...

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...