The Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation is rapidly evolving. Governments, the healthcare industry, and businesses continue take the necessary steps to protect the public and contain the spread of COVID-19. Everyone is encouraged remain calm and follow a common sense approach to protecting yourself and your family. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) the risk to most individuals remains low; however, we can all play a role in controlling the spread of the COVID-19 to those individuals most vulnerable, like the elderly and individuals with underlying medical conditions.
In order to protect you and your family and slow the spread of COVID-19 the CDC recommends the following:
- frequently washing your hands with soap and water
- covering a cough or sneeze
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth
- avoid close contact with sick people
- stay home if you are sick
- call your healthcare provider as soon as possible for expert advice
- clean high traffic touchpoints such as phones, keyboards, door handles and knobs, sinks, countertops, and restrooms.
Like other communities throughout Cuyahoga County, the City of Strongsville is carefully monitoring the situation and we continue to follow the most current guidelines and recommendations from the CDC to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The City Administration is in daily communication with the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management, Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and Southwest General Health Center. Your best source of official information is the CDC website, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
The safety and wellness of our residents, visitors, and business community has always been, and will continue to be, our number one priority. Although the City takes daily efforts to clean, disinfect, and sanitize our facilities, we are taking extra steps and precautions in all our facilities during this time. We are evaluating all City activities and scheduled events especially large group gatherings, on a daily basis to determine cancellations or event restrictions.
We are all in this together and we will be successful in containing COVID-19 if we all do our part. We encourage you to follow the precautions and follow the direction of public officials and healthcare providers.
John D. Draves, Fire Chief
Charles W. Goss, Director of Public Safety
Thomas P. Perciak, Mayor