May 28, 2020 – University Heights Coronavirus update

As of May 28, there are 33,915 confirmed or probable cases of COVID-19 in Ohio (4,211 in Cuyahoga County). Across Ohio, there have been 2,098 deaths, and 226 in Cuyahoga County.

In addition, there have been 5,811 hospital admissions statewide, with 1,516 of those being intensive care admissions.

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:

ASSISTED LIVING VISITATION. Governor DeWine announced today that assisted living facilities and intermediate care facilities for individuals with developmental disabilities that are properly prepared can begin to allow outdoor visitation beginning on June 8th.

The decision to move forward to outdoor visitation is the culmination of several things, including:

  • The impact of the quality of life or a prolonged loss of connection can have on an individual
  • Requests from families and residents
  • Consultation with advocates and providers

Guidelines for visitation were jointly developed by the Academy for Senior Health Sciences, Leading Age Ohio, Assisted Living Ohio, the Ohio Health Care Association, and the Ohio Medical Director’s Association.

OHIO BWC UPDATE. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is deferring Ohio employers’ premium installments for the months of June, July, and August to help businesses keep their focus on the safety and well-being of their employees and customers.

WHAT ABOUT AMUSEMENT PARKS? Governor DeWine said he will provide an update regarding amusement parks sometime next week.

Update from University Heights Mayor Michael Dylan Brennan:

PANDEMIC IS NOT STOPPING PLANS TO REDEVELOP UNIVERSITY SQUARE. Last night, City Council unanimously approved a development agreement to redevelop University Square. We are one huge step closer to a ground breaking. To read more about the development agreement, click here.

CLEVELAND MAGAZINE TELLS US WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW. You know it, we know it, and now, Cleveland Magazine readers know it – University Heights is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. Click here to read the feature article on our city.

LAWN MOWING AND LANDSCAPING UPDATE. Several residents have taken the time to contact City Hall this week to inquire about the interpretation of city ordinances regarding lawn mowing and landscaping. The permitted hours for performing lawn mowing and landscaping of residential properties is from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. (or sunset, when earlier than 8 p.m.). The permitted hours are the same whether the owner or occupant is performing the work, or if it is performed by a third party.

HELPFUL INFORMATION FROM MR. WALTER STINSON. Senior Services Manager Walter Stinson reports there are many services available to University Heights senior citizens. Below is a list that may be of use to you.

Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services
(216) 420-6700 24hr.hotline

Benjamin Rose Institute
(216) 791-8000

Greater Cleveland Food Bank Help Center
(216) 738-2067 (Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-6 p.m.)

Home Repair Resources
(216) 381-6100
Denise Wallace, Housing Counselor

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services
(216) 987-7000





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