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Posted on: June 19, 2020

City News Update - June 19, 2020

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Testing at Community Center
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health is making Coronavirus Testing available to ANYONE who wants to be tested (no symptoms necessary) on Thursday, June 25 from 9am to 1pm at the Cleveland Heights Community Center parking lot (1 Monticello Boulevard). You MUST be pre-registered to qualify for testing; enter passcode CLEVEHTS. Or you can call 216-201-2084 to register. Only 250 will be tested by appointment only.

Cleveland Heights Cares Final Day
Today is the final day to drop off unopened household products such as toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, Comet, Soft Scrub cleanser with bleach, cleaning wipes, scrubbing sponges, toothbrushes, toothpaste, dishwashing liquid soap, and hand soap at the Cleveland Heights Community Center at 1 Monticello. The CH Senior Center will deliver to seniors 60+ in need. Please bring the items to the Community Center door (closest door to Mayfield Road at the Community Center) on Friday, June 19 from 2 to 4pm. Upon arrival, please call 216-691-7377 and staff will remove items from your car trunk. And if you know of a senior needing assistance, please call the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging at 216-691-7377.


City Operations

Community Shredding Day
Community Shredding Day is Saturday, June 20 from 9am to 12 noon in the City Hall parking lot. Bring your old financial statements, receipts, invoices or other personal unwanted documents to be shredded onsite. Limit of 10 boxes per person. Social distancing will be practiced. Please leave the items in your trunk and it will be removed for you.

The Cleveland Heights Fire Department is in the process of installing diesel exhaust capture systems in both fire stations. This was made possible by a FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant and a match by Cuyahoga County, which made it cost neutral for the City. This system attaches to our vehicles and captures 100% of the diesel exhaust. Diesel exhaust is recognized as a cancer-causing agent and this offers another layer of protection for our first responders while reducing emissions into our environment. Due to their operations at fire scenes, firefighters are at a higher risk of developing cancer and this system removes another risk.

The City of Cleveland Heights was successful in obtaining a total of $2,581.657 in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) for 2020, $956,215 of which is CARES Act funding for local non-profits that provide assistance to our community and members of our community:

• The Bhutanese Community of Greater Cleveland to provide additional assistance to their Refugee Assistance Program needed as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

• Gesher to assist with operating expenses, and for their Benefits Referral Program due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

• Heights Emergency Food Center for the payment of operating and capital improvement expenses, and for the payment of increased operating and capital improvement expenses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

• Home Repair Resource Center for assistance with HRRC’s housing counseling, home repair and home-improvement programs, and for assistance with HRRC’s Housing Counseling Program’s increased demand due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

• Start Right Community Development Corporation for their Food Bank Program, and for their expanded Food Bank Program resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic

We are currently accepting 2021 CDBG Applications until July 15, 2020. The application can be accessed by clicking the button at the top of the Cleveland Heights CDBG page.


Shop Local Bingo
A fun way to support our local businesses and be in the running to win two $25 gift cards is to play Shop Local Bingo. Every Bingo you submit will be entered in a weekly drawing to receive a Cleveland Heights dinner/dessert/beverage/groceries/gift experience on us – a $50 value for your choice of featured business. The Bingo card is available online or on Facebook and Instagram. Please continue to support our local businesses - order take-out, buy gift cards, shop online. The most recent list of open businesses is available online.


Freedom on Juneteenth: An Evening of Music, Spoken Word and Dance
Join Karamu House on Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo, Fire TV or ROKU for an evening of music, spoken word, dance and conversation. “Freedom on Juneteenth,” is an original production, produced and directed by Tony F. Sias, and is designed to celebrate, educate, heal and activate audiences. Nearly 20 performance artists come together in this 90-minute streaming event, 7-8:30 p.m. on June 19.

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