Category: Cuyahoga County

June 22, 2020

Building a just community by giving voices to people at the margins

Established shortly after the death of a man during a civil-rights protest in Cleveland, a new committee was established “to deal with racial problems in the city and improve community relations…and work on problems affecting the African-American community, such as education, employment and housing.” Today’s news? It could be. But it’s not. It’s a description...

June 19, 2020

Congresswomen Marcia Fudge headlines HSAN on food insecurity

More than 150 people heard from the Honorable Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) at the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) via Zoom on June 19. Fudge has been a champion for food access during her tenure in Congress, and provided opening remarks about the issue of food insecurity during and after the pandemic. In...

June 6, 2020

Addressing two epidemics: COVID-19 and racism

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conferences updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. “Today, I join you with a heavy heart.” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened Friday’s media briefing by addressing the current protests of the death of George Floyd happening in the county and across the country. He...

May 29, 2020

“Transmission continues robustly in our community,” Cuyahoga County has 3,063 cases, 186 deaths

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conferences updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings.  Terry Allen, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner, began his comments on May 29 by recapping remarks Governor Mike DeWine made about COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities. He said the Ohio National guard is...

May 29, 2020

Cuyahoga County Executive promotes county loan buying program, updates about small business loans

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. The weekly briefing of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health on May 29 began with Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish honoring the dean of the Case Western University Medical School, Dr. Pamela Davis, who is stepping down...

May 18, 2020

County to provide wifi hotspots to 1,000, virtual job fair coming in June

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. During the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) briefing on May 15, County Executive Armond Budish shared that more than 1,400 small businesses applied for the second round of funding from the county’s small business stabilization fund....

May 18, 2020

Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services levy passes with flying colors

On April 28, Cuyahoga County voters overwhelmingly approved an increase to the Cuyahoga County Health and Human Services (HHS) levy, passing by an unofficial margin[1] of approximately 70 percent to 30 percent. The 4.7 mill levy[2] is a replacement levy for the county’s previous 3.9 mill levy. Cuyahoga County homeowners will pay an additional $41.58...

May 15, 2020

“It’s not true just because someone said it on the internet,” 2,254 COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. The Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) briefing on May 15 started with comments from the Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson. Gilson said that while the majority of deaths due to COVID-19 are not under...