Category: Cuyahoga County

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...

December 7, 2020

Cuyahoga County Executive and Council to spend remaining CARES Act dollars

A few weeks ago, Community Solutions wrote about the county’s proposed plan to spend $100 million in CARES Act funds, as well as that the county still had some undesignated dollars remaining. The Budish administration proposed the county take advantage of some new guidance issued by the Treasury Department, which permitted CARES Act dollars to...

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...

November 5, 2020

Health and human service levies received bi-partisan support across the state

Amidst the uncertainty about the Presidential Election, one thing is clear – Ohioans overwhelmingly support health and human services. All but one of the 51 county health and social service levies before voters on Tuesday passed – many with large margins. The exception was the only new levy up for consideration, a 1.5 mill, 10-year...

November 1, 2020

Budish: Record mail, early vote in Cuyahoga County, how to report voter intimidation

Cuyahoga County holds periodic press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic and other issues in the county. The October 30 Cuyahoga County briefing began with County Executive, Armond Budish giving an update on the November 3 election. Ohio has a state law that extends the time to count ballots so votes coming in after...