Category: Blog

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 26, 2020

Considerations about remote services in the COVID-19 pandemic

With social distancing measures in place, many organizations have implemented virtual and remote services to support the health and social needs of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than two-thirds of service providers in Community Solutions’ COVID-19 survey reported shifting their in-person work with clients to phone or video chat. We’ve seen more expansion...

May 21, 2020

Growing our gratitude during Mental Health Awareness Month

One thing that seems to have increased during the past several weeks is discussion of gratitude. One thing that seems to have increased during the past several weeks is discussion of gratitude. It’s in public service announcements—“Thanks to first-responders”—in advertising—“We appreciate our loyal customers”—in webinars on mental health—“Keep a gratitude journal”—and even in cute messages...

May 19, 2020

Ohio’s new Pandemic EBT program will provide groceries for 850,000 Ohio children

Learn more at OhioPEBT.org Highlights On May 12, Ohio received approval to operate the federally-funded Pandemic EBT program 850,000 school-age children will receive a $300 benefit to spend on groceries without needing to apply Regional analysis shows all Ohio areas will see a boost in economic activity from Pandemic EBT New child food insecurity data...

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

Policy changes during COVID-19 have mixed impact: Qualitative data collected via Community Solutions’ survey

When The Center for Community Solutions designed our survey to find out how COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home order were impacting service providers we included a number of open-ended questions. This enabled respondents to share experiences and thoughts without being confined to the answers provided in multiple choice questions. Taken together, these responses can be an...