Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update March 11, 2020March 11, 2020
The City is taking COVID-19 seriously and would like to remind residents to stay informed as this is a fluid and rapidly changing situation.
In alignment with Governor DeWine and County Executive Budish’s recommendations, the City is exploring how it can provide services, specifically senior meals for those currently enrolled in our congregate nutrition program, by delivery as opposed to community gatherings. We are awaiting a response from the Western Reserve Areawide Agency on Aging regarding this service. In the meantime, the Lawther Center on Aging will continue to provide core services, but has decided to cancel all Division of Aging trips and the St. Patrick’s Day Potluck scheduled for March 16th.
The City has also received notice that the Westerly will no longer serve as a polling location for Precinct 3E (Ward 3) for the March 17th primary. As soon as we have the new polling information from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, we will share it with residents.
As for our first responders, we are well prepared for any emergency situation that may arise as there are infectious disease protocols already in place. We have received additional guidance from the CDC on criteria to follow should we receive a call involving a suspected COVID-19 case.
The City of Lakewood has an internal team meeting daily monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely. Our efforts are focused on preventing the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to take guidance from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and the CDC. We are prepared to make additional changes to policy as the situation evolves.