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Posted on: April 22, 2020

Update from Cleveland Heights City Manager Tanisha R. Briley - April 27, 2020

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Today, Governor DeWine laid out a phased approach to getting our businesses and economy going. The plan includes the determination of how businesses will protect employees, customers and the public. This includes some requirements that are not currently mandated for essential businesses currently operating. The Governor laid out five protocols necessary to open your business and/or continue operating: 1) employees must wear face masks, as must the customers, 2) conduct daily health assessments, 3) maintain good hygiene: regular hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing, 4) workplace must be sanitized regularly, between shifts and nightly, 5) limited capacity to maintain social distancing. The combination of these measures can help reduce the risk of infection from COVID-19 and help to continue to reduce the number of future cases. He also said that the stay-at-home order and the limitation of ten people at any gathering is still in effect.

May 1 - outpatient health operations and procedures can resume. This includes dentists and veterinarians.

May 4 - manufacturing, distribution and construction companies can begin operating. General offices can also open. However, the Governor is strongly recommending that people continue to work from home as much as possible,

May 12 - consumer retail and services can resume. He reiterated the above noted protocols especially that employees and customers must wear face coverings.

The Governor stated that he would see how this works out and they will be monitoring the numbers (to make sure we don’t see an uptick). He noted that there are a lot of moving parts and this is just the beginning.

Many of our family, friends and neighbors have been severely impacted by the Stay-At-Home order and the closing of many businesses. If you are one of the people who lost their job, here are a couple of resources for businesses that are hiring:

Over the course of this past week, the CHPD and CHFD continued to receive donations of personal protective equipment for our frontline officers. We want to make sure we acknowledge and thank the following for their generous donations:

  • Heights Canine for the disinfectant wipes, gloves and masks;
  • Ms. Chesebrough for making cloth masks
  • Alene Candles for full-face shields for all officers on patrol.

Thank you to all for your support in helping to protect our first responders.

The spirit of Cleveland Heights continues to inspire me and, I am sure, many of you. Whether it is the many donations to help keep City workers safe or streets coming together to show their togetherness. Drive down E. Fairfax and you will see American Flags planted in the tree lawns of many of those households. Or, drive down Queenston and you will see pinwheels in many yards which can really cheer you up. It is such a nice demonstration that we are all truly in this together.


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