CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The area’s top leaders, including Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, held a joint briefing on Wednesday to announce a stay-at-home advisory as cases of the coronavirus continue to surge regionally.
A virtual briefing introducing the resolution, which takes effect on Wednesday, Nov. 18, was held at 2:30 p.m.
The Cuyahoga County Board of Health introduced the stay-at-home advisory as a supplement to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s three-week statewide curfew following a “dramatic” surge of cases and severely ill patients in Northeast Ohio.
Current positivity rate of COVID-19 testing at Cuyahoga County hospital facilities is approximately 15%, according to health officials.
If trends continue, modeling from Case Western Reserve University indicates that Cuyahoga County could see up to 2,000 cases a day in the coming weeks.
Under the resolution, residents are strongly urged to avoid traveling in and out of the state of Ohio and avoid having outside guests in their residences.
Separate suggestions are also made for employers, schools, and hosts of private events.
The guidance is based only on recommendations; not requirements.
Read the resolution here:
The city and county’s health directors, Interim Director Brian Kimball and Commissioner Terry Allan, were also present for the briefing.
The resolution is in effect for at least to consecutive COVID-19 incubation periods, or for 28 days through Dec. 17.