Category: Cuyahoga County

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...

May 8, 2020

“Flattening the curve is not the end of the pandemic.” 1,997 COVID-19 cases, 105 deaths in Cuyahoga County

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner Terry Allan discussed the Responsible Restart Ohio plan. On Friday, May 15 personal services facilities like salons, barbershops, tanning booths and day spas can open. Also, on May 15 outdoor...

May 8, 2020

Cuyahoga County announces more small business grant money, more money for testing

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) briefing Friday by announcing that an additional $2.5 million was added to the county’s small business stabilization fund. An additional $2.5 million was...

May 1, 2020

Racial health inequities are “preventable, they’re avoidable, they’re unjust:” 1,678 COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County, 86 deaths

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner Terry Allan, began his comments on the May 1 briefing by thanking the staff at the county’s donation center where medical supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) can be donated....

May 1, 2020

Cuyahoga County Executive announces employee furloughs, hiring freeze and expected budget cuts

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County executive Armond Budish announced two-week furloughs for county employees, a county-wide hiring freeze and a planned 15 percent budget cut at the May 1 Cuyahoga County Board of Health briefing. Local governments, like Cuyahoga County,...

April 28, 2020

76 people have died in Cuyahoga County due to COVID-19 – more than double the number who died from flu last year; County has seen 1,563 cases of COVID-19

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conference updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Tuesday and Friday mornings. Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner Terry Allan began the April 28 press briefing by recapping Governor Mike DeWine’s plan to reopen Ohio. On May 1, health care providers like dentists and veterinarians can...

April 27, 2020

What to watch for: The effect of the pandemic on Cuyahoga County’s finances

Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and economic fabric of the State of Ohio, the United States, and the world. Labeled by policy experts as “an economic catastrophe,”[1] the crisis has impacted finances and services at each level of government, including the county level. In this post, we will examine the fiscal picture...