SCHOOLS TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL MAY 1Governor DeWine announced at the March 30, 2020 press conference that all schools will be closed until at least May 1.
CDC SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES EXTENDED TO APRIL 30The CDC recommends maintaining a six-foot distance while in public and avoiding all non-essential travel, eating at bars and restaurants or gathering in groups of more than 10 until at least April 30.
CITY FACILITIES REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC THROUGH APRIL 30The closure of City facilities to the public has been extended through April 30. All essential services and emergency response will continue to be fully operational. Please visit the City’s website for more information.
CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL FINANCIAL FAQs Stimulus checks intended to ease the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic will soon be on their way. Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act, most Americans will get one-time direct cash payments of up to $1,200 and couples will get up to $2,400. Families will get an additional $500 per child. High-income earners will get less and the highest earners will get nothing at all. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he expected most people to get their payments within three weeks.
Added unemployment benefits will also be processed in the coming weeks.
The website for Coronavirus and Unemployment Benefits is http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm
For full list of Stimulus FAQs visit: https://www.clevelandheights.com/1278/Coronavirus-COVID-19
BEWARE OF SCAMMERSStimulus Check Scam – You may receive an email or phone call from somebody claiming to be from the IRS or another federal agency claiming that you need to go to a website and provide certain information in order to get your stimulus check. They will collect enough information to compromise and steal money from your bank accounts. No federal agency will ever contact you through an unsolicited phone call or email. Information on the stimulus program should only be secured through reputable sources, like www.irs.gov/.
Scammers are also committing online and cyber attacks, working to take advantage of people during the Coronavirus epidemic. Read how to help keep scammers at bay: https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/coronavirus-scams-what-ftc-doing.
OUR PARKS REMAIN OPEN…But equipment and facilities are closed for your safety and that of our community. Social distancing and sanitation made this action mandatory. Please stay away from our basketball courts, tennis courts, ball fields, skate park and playgrounds. Enjoy the outdoors but be sure to comply with the CDC-issued social distancing recommendation.
Thank YouI’d like to thank all of our residents for their ongoing support in following Governor DeWine’s and the CDC’s recommendations. I am also glad to hear that many of you continue to support our local businesses. Please continue to order take-out/delivery, buy gift-cards, and take a look at what our merchants are selling online and make a purchase.