City of Lakewood: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response UpdateMarch 27, 2020
This morning, the City of Lakewood learned from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health that cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed in our community. Mayor George said, “We knew this news would come some day and we are prepared to continue serving Lakewood residents through this time.”
Please help us mitigate the spread by following the Governor’s order to stay home when possible, practice social distancing, wash your hands thoroughly, and avoid contact with people who are sick. Click here to view the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s presentation that includes the map of COVID-19 cases by zip code.
Here is a listing of the most recent updates:
- The Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives have unanimously passed Amended Substitute HB 197, the Tax Code Streamlining and Correction Act. This existing tax bill was amended to address many subjects brought on by the COVID-19 emergency. Governor Dewine signed the bill this afternoon. Click here for a summary of the changes to the bill related to COVID-19.
- The U.S. Congress has passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill to provide relief to the economy due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The president is expected to sign it this afternoon. Key elements of the proposal are $250 billion set aside for direct payments to individuals and families, $350 billion in small business loans, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies.
- Mayor George convened her first Business Task Force meeting to listen to the concerns of local businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Residents are reminded that the Lakewood Police will be monitoring and enforcing as needed the stay-at-home order that is in place until April 6th. Everyone should be practicing social distancing and groups of ten or more people congregating are not permitted. . Click here read the full stay-at home order which explains the parameters of the order and lists all of the businesses and organizations that are permitted to stay open.
Cuyahoga County has established a Coronavirus hotline. Individuals can call 1-855-711-3035 with questions about the Coronavirus. This hotline is in addition to the Ohio Department of Health’s call center (216) 1-833-427-5634 and MetroHealth’s help line (440)-592-6843.
As a reminder, the City asks that residents take the following precautions:
- Wash your hands with soap and water every two hours, and always for at least 20 seconds each time
- Practice social distancing (stay at least six feet away from people whenever possible)
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
For the most up to date information on COVID-19, residents should visit the following websites:
Centers for Disease Control: https://coronavirus.gov
Ohio Department of Health: https://coronavirus.ohio.gov
Cuyahoga County Board of Health: https://www.ccbh.net/coronavirus/City of Lakewood: Coronavirus/COVID-19 Response Update