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COVID-19 Local Updates



Cleveland.com: Cuyahoga County considers using $30 million in federal aid for coronavirus-related modifications to county buildings

Cleveland.com: Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson extends coronavirus civil emergency proclamation through June 30

Mayor Frank G. Jackson has unveiled his strategic plan for the recovery of Cleveland’s economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Click here for more information on the City of Cleveland’s Emergency Working Capital Program - Specially Impacted Businesses loan provides a loan of up to $20,000 to reimburse for operating costs incurred for the months of March onward.

  • The program is open to restaurants, personal care businesses and storefront retail establishments.

  • Eligible businesses should complete the application for the Emergency Working Capital Program and the Supplemental Questionnaire.

  • Applicants who have already applied for the Emergency Working Capital Program do not need to submit the application again, but must submit the Supplemental Questionnaire.

  • Send completed applications directly to economicdevelopment@clevelandohio.gov.

Click here for more information on Cleveland’s Restoration Working Capital Program loan which is to reimburse for operating costs and is open to large (more than 30 employees) and small businesses to assist with eligible costs including accounts receivable, rent/mortgage payments, utilities and payroll incurred for the months of March onward. Businesses can receive low interest loans of:

  • Up to $100,000 for businesses for more than 30 employees;

  • Up to $25,000 for other businesses;

  • Additional resources are available through our EDA Working Capital Loan Program for companies with additional need.

The City of Cleveland anticipates it will resume bulk pick-up in June 2020. The operation had been suspended for the safety of our waste collectors. We expect to announce the June bulk schedule by next week with plans to resume in mid to late June.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport has recently reported April passenger traffic at historic lows down 96.44% vs. April 2019.

  • The airport has had roughly 20 daily departures recently but that is scheduled to grow to upwards of 40 daily departures in June.

Playhouse Square announced in a news release that performances in its theaters are suspended through August 31, and outdoor events on U.S. Bank Plaza have been canceled through that date.

Light Up the Lake, Cleveland’s official Fourth of July fireworks show, is being rescheduled for September 19 due to the coronavirus.

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