August 11, 2020 – University Heights Coronavirus update

As of August 11, there are 101,731 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio (13,734 in Cuyahoga County). 80,885 people are presumed to have recovered. Across Ohio, there have been 3,673 deaths, and 505 in Cuyahoga County.

For additional statistics, visit the State’s COVID-19 dashboard. This site is updated daily at 2 p.m.

Update from Governor Mike DeWine’s press conference today:

Back to school tips. For schools to be safe in Ohio, Dr. Patty Manning recommends the following:

  • Wear masks
  • Practice social distancing
  • Practice good hand hygiene
  • Keep surfaces clean

Dr. Manning said that ventilation is also very important. Teachers should try to open windows or teach outside if possible.

Sports? DeWine said a decision on high school sports will be coming “shortly.”

Reporting? The Governor was asked if the State will be regularly reporting Covid-19 statistics from schools, in the way it has with long-term health care facilities. DeWine said he would look into that, as he believes parents and guardians deserve to know the scope of spread.

Update from University Heights Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan:

Citizens Committee on Policing Policies. The fourth meeting of the Citizens Advisory Committee on Policing Polices will take place on Zoom tomorrow, August 12, at 6:00 p.m. Click here for additional information.

#MasksOnUniversityHeights.  University Heights residents and business owners are invited to participate in our #MasksOnUniversityHeights campaign. Show everyone that you care about your neighbors and that you’re doing your part to end this pandemic.

#MasksOnUniversityHeights photos are being currently being shared on social media, and will be featured in a future issue of the Heights Observer and our Mosaic magazine.

To be featured in the campaign, send a photo of yourself wearing a mask to . If you’d like us to take the photo for you, let us know via the same email address.

Wear a mask, win cookies. Our friend Libby at Milk & Cookies is promoting the #MasksOnUniversityHeights campaign. If you submit your photo by the end of the day on Wednesday, August 12th, you will be eligible to win cookie from Libby’s bakery. Libby and Cooper will draw the winner on Thursday. Must be a University Heights resident to win.





COVID-19 and Block Parties (pdf)


The City of University Heights is working with Cuyahoga County health and public safety officials to monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and to develop a response plan in the event of a local outbreak.

The City will relay significant updates to residents. Please sign up for the University Heights “At Your Service” email list and follow University Heights City Hall on Facebook. You are encouraged to monitor the links below from county, state, federal, and international sites for the latest day-to-day information. Please sign up for the University Heights “At Your Service” email list and follow University Heights City Hall on Facebook. You are encouraged to monitor the links below from county, state, federal, and international sites for the latest day-to-day information.

At this time, you are encouraged to take typical infectious disease precautions, which are the same as those used to prevent common colds or the seasonal flu. Specifically:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water thoroughly between the fingers and under the nails for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands.
  • Cover coughs/sneezes with your arm/elbow or a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home from work and public places if you are ill, except to get medical care.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Precautions regarding travel and public assembly may be found in the links below.


The below sites are updated regularly


Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Ohio Department of Health

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

World Health Organization



Situation Summary (Ohio Department of Health) 

How You Can Prevent and Prepare (Ohio Department of Health)

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick (Ohio Department of Health)

Guidance for people at high risk for illness (Cuyahoga County Board of Health)


Tips for avoiding viruses (Ohio Department of Health)

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus