COVID-19 Local Updates: March 25
Updated: Jun 9, 2020
Everything you and your business need to know about local coronavirus response efforts for March 25, 2020.
In addition to GCP’s work on this front, the Cuyahoga County Department of Development is reaching out to businesses to learn the key challenges and needs from the COVID-19 situation. Businesses are asked to please take a few moments to answer the survey. Responses and input are crucial to Cuyahoga County and its partners working to quickly provide support to small businesses. Click here to take the survey.
The City of Cleveland’s $670 million proposal for the city's general fund operating budget for 2020 was approved with funding increases and amendments.
Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson signed a plan where payments on economic development loans from the city may be deferred for six months. This will become effective on April 1. The city is in the process of sending letters to companies that it has loans with, and they will be working with borrowers as needed to adjust their payments. The initiative may allow the city’s development director to aid businesses seeking deferments on loans issued by other lenders. “Basically, we’re taking a rest for six months. Then we’ll try to move on,” Economic Development Director David Ebersole told City Council Monday during a committee hearing.
The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) is installing signs that encourage riders to maintain a physical distance of six feet when riding public transportation.Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are used to disinfect trains, buses, paratransit vehicles and stations daily.Riders are urged to maintain coronavirus safety guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.For information and updates on RTA click here.