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The City of Strongsville strives to keep residents informed about the impact that the Coronavirus/COVID-19 is having on City Services. This and related to pages will be updated to keep you informed as we get new information.
Update Message from Mayor Perciak
Changes In Service
Republic Waste will ONLY pick up trash and recyclables in plastic bags, effective March 30. Loose or bulk items will not be collected. Read More
The Federal Government and the City have new programs for helping our businesses in this turbulent time. Read More
A Message to the Community
March 26, 2020
To the Strongsville Community:
COVID-19 continues to evolve and wreak havoc on our daily lives. The federal and state governments have taken unprecedented steps to protect their citizens by closing schools, bars and restaurants, and other businesses. These steps are being taken to slow the spread of the virus in order to minimize the impact on all Americans and the healthcare community. Last week, President Trump and the White House Coronavirus Task Force released a document, “15 Days to Slow the Spread”.
The key takeaways from these guidelines are:
- Listen and follow state and local authorities
- If you or anyone in your family feel sick, stay home and contact your healthcare provider
- If anyone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19 stay home and contact your healthcare provider
- If you are an older person, stay home and away from other people
- If you have a serious underlying medical condition you can be at increased risk, stay home and away from other people
The situation is changing by the day. The amount of information can be overwhelming. Please refer to credible sources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Ohio Department of Health, and Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The City Administration continues to monitor the situation and all the information. We are complying with all the federal and state mandates and recommendations. With the exception of the Recreation and Senior Center, all city services remain open and are operating on adjusted hours. However, contingency plans are being made to help maintain essential services should additional mandates be handed down or the virus significantly impacts the community.
Public safety has been, and will always remain, the top priority for this Administration. Please rest assured the City of Strongsville is doing everything we can to deal with this crisis. Everyone has a role to play in controlling and fighting this pandemic. Personal protective equipment and medical resources are limited so we need to conserve and allocate appropriately. EMS should only be summoned for emergency service. The goal is to reserve resources and transport individuals to the hospital emergency department that need more extensive care. We are asking residents to manage their flu-like symptoms at home by self-quarantining, calling their healthcare provider, hydrating, getting plenty of rest, and use over-the-counter medications. If your condition worsens, then call 9-1-1.
Please click here to see how you can “Be Part of the Solution.”
Please maintain good personal hygiene. Stay home and maintain social distancing to minimize potential exposure to the virus. And please, help your neighbors, friends, and family, especially the elderly, those with underlying health conditions, and those with mobility issues that may have trouble getting necessary food, healthcare, and medications.
John D. Draves, Fire Chief
Charles W. Goss, Director of Public Safety
Thomas P. Perciak, Mayor