Original Release: 3/14/2020
I hope this finds all feeling well. We continue to monitor the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation along with our area partners, County Emergency Management and others.There are — as of 7:00 PM Friday, 03/13/2020 — 5 confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, identified in Cuyahoga County and a total of 12 in the State of Ohio. There are an additional 87 persons under health supervision and quarantine. Governor DeWine reports that, according to experts, many thousands may be infected which is why it is prudent we remain cautious for our health and that of our families. Lyndhurst City services have not been impacted and we are doing all we can to safeguard our employees. Community Partnership on Aging communal lunches will continue through this week and a boxed lunch option will be implemented beginning March 23rd 2020. CPA programming has been cut back and participants have been notified. The Produce Plus distribution has been cancelled. The Lyndhurst Municipal Court will continue to be open and available as normal through this next week. Public gatherings of over 100 persons have been ordered cancelled except for businesses, restaurants and religious institutions.
Our hospital partners are all taking extra precautions to assure the health of their employees and the public as well as to ensure the ongoing operability of their facilities. Triage tents outside the Emergency Departments will assure those presenting with symptoms are properly isolated from other patients. Our own paramedics are taking every precaution for their personal and patient safety.
We will continue to track this evolving situation closely and update you on any changes to programs as they are announced. Every precaution is being taken to ensure that your municipal facilities remain a safe environment for our residents and guests.
Please be certain to be smart in your physical interactions with others, such as avoiding shaking hands, etc. If you are sick, ISOLATE! Wash your hands frequenty! While concern and reasonable precautions are appropriate, let us avoid any unnecessary alarm. There will likely be many more cases as testing continues. Although this can be a serious illness, in the vast majority of cases, symptoms are not life threatening. That said, those in high risk groups, such as the elderly or those with respiratory ailments, should take extra care.
Additional information can be found via the following links:
Ohio Department of Health:
Or by calling 1-833-4ASKODH ☎ (1-833-427-4634 ☎)
Cuyahoga County Board of Health:
Any further precautions to be taken for you and your family will be better known in the coming days and weeks, and we will keep you informed.
Mayor Patrick A. Ward
City of Lyndhurst, Ohio