Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Governor Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio Department of Health, have declared a “Stay-at-Home” order for the State of Ohio effective at 11:59 p.m. on March 23, 2020, and will last until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. For information on what the Stay-at-Home Order means for you, click here.

City of Cleveland residents, students, workers, and visitors are encouraged to do the following to help stop the spread of COVID-19:
  • Stay at home unless it is absolutely necessary that you leave. If you are feeling sick, call a doctor BEFORE you visit an emergency department or doctor’s office if you have the following symptoms:
    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Shortness of Breath
  • Avoid being within 6 feet of people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If hand washing facilities are unavailable, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid shaking hands or hugging when you greet someone
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your sleeve on the inside of your elbow
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects such as door knobs, light switches, tables, countertops, chairs, phones, remotes, keyboards, and touchscreen electronic devices.
  • Get a flu shot — it’s not too late.
Based on what is currently known about COVID-19, individuals over 60 years of age or have underlying health factors like diabetes, heart disease, and lung disease should exercise extra caution when leaving their home and should avoid people that are sick.

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Guidance from the CDC:

CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheets (click here)
  • What you need to know
  • Share Facts About COVID-19
  • What to do if you are sick
  • Stop the spread of germs poster
  • Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019 poster
  • CDC Protect and Prepares Communities
  • Stay Healthy Wash Your Hands
  • Wash Your Hands
  • 10 things to do at home (click here)
CDC Guides to Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities (click here)
  • At Home
  • At K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs
  • At Colleges and Universities
  • At Work
  • Community and Faith Based Organizations
  • Large Community Events/Mass GatheringsHealthcare Settings
  • First Responders and Law Enforcement
Translated CDC Documents:
Tips for taking care of your mental health:

Blood Donations Needed:
More information can be found on Ohio Department of Health’s website:

You can also call the Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 Hotline at 1-833-4-Ask-ODH.

Cleveland Department of Public Health Coronavirus Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet Translations:

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