Cleveland mayor: Parades, events in June and July canceled to slow spread of COVID-19

Cleveland mayor: Parades, events in June and July canceled to slow spread of COVID-19

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson detailed the progress of the “Restart CLE” plan during a virtual press conference on Friday afternoon.

During his remarks, Mayor Jackson announced that all parades and events for the months of June and July have been canceled to help limit the spread of the coronavirus.

The city will also not be issuing permits for park facilities for the indefinite future.

Mayor Jackson gives updates on his Restart CLE plan including the reopening of Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers and other important news.

Posted by City of Cleveland - City Hall on Friday, May 22, 2020

According to the mayor, the city of Cleveland will also be enforcing the ban of mass gatherings of more than 10 people, which is derived from the statewide order from Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

Mayor Jackson’s remarks come after his announcement to begin reopening certain neighborhood resource and recreation centers throughout the city.

Additionally, Mayor Jackson said the city is beginning to increase the ability to contract trace for any current and future COVID-19 patients.

“If we do not do this right, there may be another surge and there may need to be another economic shutdown,” Mayor Jackson said.

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