City Of Cleveland declares a state of emergency

(Cleveland)- The City of Cleveland during an emergency called teleconference meeting Thursday approved a resolution declaring a State of Emergency in the city. In approving the resolution the council said it finds it necessary to take multiple measures to reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19.

The resolution states, there shall be no public gatherings on any property owned or controlled by the city. The resolution does not prohibit individuals or families from using sidewalks or designated pedestrian areas of parks for walking or another exercise.

Restaurants and other eating and dining establishments where food is served must cease offering dine-in service but may offer drive-through or takeout services.

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All businesses which remain open during this emergency must post signage on entrance doors informing consumers to maintain at least six feet of personal distance and no more than 10 people shall be allowed at one time if the social distancing cannot be maintained.

Cleveland Police will distribute approved signage to city businesses beginning Friday, March 27.

All public and private gatherings of more than 10 people occurring outside of a household or living unit are prohibited.

The State of Emergency does not call for any curfew to be in place at this time.

Read full Cleveland State of Emergency order here 

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