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Posted on: February 28, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Information

Join Tonight’s City Council Meeting by Calling In   In the interest of safety and social distancing, we are highly encouraging residents not to attend tonight’s City Council meeting. A phone number has been established for residents to call and listen in on the Council proceedings: 1-415-655-0001. You will be asked to enter an Access Code, which is: 647 155 776. When asked for a participant ID, just press #.   If you have any questions residents are encouraged to share their comments/questions regarding legislative items on the agenda in advance of the meeting by emailing or by calling 216-291-5724. Tonight’s call is listen only.   As always, the City Council meeting will be available for viewing on Tuesday morning. These videos can be accessed through the City’s website or on the City’s YouTube channel.   The March 17 Architectural Board of Review meeting and the March 18 Board of Zoning Appeals meeting have been cancelled. 
Ohio Primary Election Postponed to June  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced that he is recommending the state’s primaries, which are scheduled to take place on Tuesday, be postponed until June to protect voters from the coronavirus pandemic. For more information please visit
Schools Continue Breakfast and Lunch Programs Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District is offering free Grab and Go breakfast and lunch bags to all children in the community aged 18 and under. For a list of locations and times please visit
Cleveland Heights Bars and Restaurants Close
 Governor DeWine continues to take steps to help minimize further COVID-19 outbreak. He issued a new order to bars and restaurants on March 15 instructing them to close as of 9pm that evening. He is encouraging all of these establishments to offer carry-out services. It is critical that we continue to support our local businesses. Check in with our many diverse restaurants, pubs, and bars to see if they are available and providing takeout orders. We must be vigilant in taking care of our health and also vigilant in supporting our local businesses.
City Offers Free Parking at All Meters throughout Cleveland Heights
 To encourage support of establishments that will be providing take-out service, the City will be waiving all parking fees starting immediately until further notice. This includes all street, City lots and garages. **Permit parking is still required for long-term parking**

Supporting our local businesses - merchants, restaurants, pubs, entertainment venues - is more important than ever! Call ahead or visit the businesses websites to find out who will be open and providing services. 
Utilities Discontinue Shutoffs during COVID-19 emergency Residential customers who are facing a hardship due to the lack of income during this time should contact the First Energy to discuss options including budget billing as well as energy assistance programs or other payment arrangements based on customers’ situations and state of residence. Please visit for more information.   Cleveland Water is temporarily stopping and restoring disconnections. Please visit for more information.

Dominion Energy Ohio says it is also suspending service disconnections for nonpayment during the coronavirus emergency. For more information, visit  
Senior Center & Community Center Closes   The Senior Center temporarily closed as of March 12. The Community Center temporarily suspended all public programming as of Saturday, March 14 and closes to the public as of Monday, March 16.   
Stay Informed and Up-to-Date This is a rapidly evolving situation and information is being updated as it becomes available. For information on how to prepare, or for symptoms and testing, the best source of information is the Cuyahoga County Board of Health website at
 Please visit the City’s website for more updates at

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