Category: Cuyahoga County

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...

October 23, 2020

Budish administration makes major decision on remaining $100 million of CARES Act funds

In the spring, Cuyahoga County received $215 million in federal funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. These dollars were a part of a $2.2 trillion overall relief package passed by Congress and signed by the president. The dollars came with strict language and guidance from...

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...

October 6, 2020

HHSA Committee approves contracts, hears about effect of pandemic on homeless

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging committee reconvened for the first time since July due to a planned Council break. The meeting focused on four contracts presented for consideration. The first was an extension of a contract with Case Western Reserve University for the First Year Cleveland Initiative. The contract duration was...

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...