Cuyahoga County COVID-19 Updates

June 12
County Executive Armond Budish announced a $6.8 million rent relief program to support those affected by COVID-19.

June 5
Over 80 organizations have registered to participate in the Cuyahoga County Virtual Job Fair Week, held from June 15-19. Read Full Release

May 29
With the COVID-19 outbreak and the loss of tax revenue, some municipalities are finding it difficult to pay for important city services like police, fire, and trash collection. Cuyahoga County recently purchased four municipal notes to assist these communities. Read Full Release

May 28
The Cuyahoga County Domestic Relations Court will return to hearing all divorce, custody, support, and domestic violence matters on June 1. Most proceedings will be conducted by way of telephone or videoconference. Read Full Release

May 15
Cuyahoga County has partnered with the Mandel Supporting Foundation and OhioMeansJobs|Cleveland-Cuyahoga County to launch a series of virtual job fairs. Read Full Release

May 12
Cuyahoga County contributes $200,000 in funding to The Greater Cleveland Food Bank to assist with needs related to COVID-19. Read Full Release

May 8
The second round of funding for the Small Business Stabilization Fund has opened, providing up to $2.5 million in support to Cuyahoga County small businesses.

County Executive Armond Budish announced that the County is committing $5 million to significantly increase COVID testing. The funds will be supplied to the County Board of Health, which will coordinate with MetroHealth on the implementation.

May 7
The 2019 second half real estate tax deadline has been extended by four weeks to August 13, 2020. Read Full Release

May 1
The COVID-19 PRC fund is designated for TANF eligible families to temporarily to assist with vouchers for essential needs such as additional food, household cleaning products, self-care items, and housing costs. Program Website

April 28
Cuyahoga County has received $215 million to help with costs incurred and related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Release

April 27
Cuyahoga County announced that enforcement of the plastic bag ban, which was to go into effect on July 1, will be delayed until January 1, 2021. Read Full Release

April 24
Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services announced Operation Cuyahoga Cares, a program to match donors with at-risk families who are struggling to meet basic needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Visit Program Website

April 20
The Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services launched new ways to report suspected cases of abuse and neglect as a result of increased risk due to COVID-19. Visit DCFS Website

County Executive Armond Budish has pledged $2 million for the purchasing of critical PPE for healthcare workers. The County also announced that 325,999 units of PPE have been distributed/assigned for pickup by the Emergency Operations Center.

April 17

County Executive Armond Budish announces launch of Small Business Stabilization Fund, which is a multi-partner initiative to support the small businesses of Cuyahoga County during the pandemic.

April 13
The Department of Consumer Affairs is warning residents to beware of work-from-home scams. Read Full Release

April 10
County Executive Armond Budish urges local businesses to donate computers and other equipment to PCs for People in effort to reduce the digital divide. Read Full Release

April 8
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health announced first closure of a business based on state order regarding essential vs. non-essential businesses. Read Briefing Recap

April 6
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health recommends that residents utilize the ADAMHS Board to help manage mental and behavioral health needs during the pandemic. Read Briefing Recap

April 2

Essential employees reporting to work in a County building must be screened prior to entrance.

March 31
County launches Small Business Resource Center in partnership with the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) to provide business technical assistance and information about financial resources to assist small businesses in our community and help them navigate resources during these economically difficult times.

March 27
Executive Budish authorizes $1 million to purchase tens of thousands of masks, gloves, gowns and face shields for healthcare professionals and frontline workers who need them.

March 26
County launches multilingual website in partnership with Global Cleveland and MetroHealth centered around enhancing accessibility to information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic.

March 23
County Executive Budish announces the creation of a Small Business Task Force to develop ways to further support small businesses in this time of crisis.