Category: Cuyahoga County

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...

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...

August 25, 2020

“These masks work, they save lives, they prevent cases of COVID and it’s a best practice.” 10,192 of COVID, 422 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on August 21, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. In June, Cuyahoga County had a 15.2 percent unemployment rate, which is a drop from the pandemic high of 22.9 percent in April, but still much higher than the same time last year when unemployment was...

August 7, 2020

“Tragically the death toll will continue to rise:” 13,141 cases of COVID-19, 491 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on August 7, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish began by thanking those at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for their hard work and passion during unprecedented times. He went on to talk about the impact the pandemic has had...

July 31, 2020

Daily COVID-19 cases tripled in Cuyahoga County from mid-June through mid-July, 8307 cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County and 377 deaths

Cuyahoga County held another briefing on July 31, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish opened the briefing by complimenting the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) staff and again reiterated that people should wear masks to keep each other safe, “The evidence is clear, facemasks work,”...

July 24, 2020

“We never want to have make decisions about who receives care because we don’t have ventilators or ICU beds,” Cuyahoga County has 7,512 cases and 370 deaths

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the county’s July 24 briefing by reiterating that things are still problematic in the county and the county is still designated as red by the state, “which is bad.” He urged people to follow the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the state and the Cuyahoga...

July 18, 2020

Positive COVID infections among young people are rising in Cuyahoga County; 6,674 cases and 336 deaths in the county due to COVID-19

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health has been holding virtual press conferences to update citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on most Fridays. “Our positive cases are still way up in the past month,” said County Executive Armond Budish as he opened the July 17 Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) coronavirus pandemic briefing. As the...

July 13, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee approves emergency assistance contracts in June meetings

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging Committee met twice during the month of June. In both meetings, they discussed emergency assistance for children and families who may find themselves in need due to crisis. Seventy-nine percent of the contract is funded with federal dollars and 21 percent comes from county health and human...