Mayor Frank G. Jackson Announces ReStart CLE

Cleveland - Monday, Mayor Frank G. Jackson unveiled his plan for the strategic recovery of Cleveland’s economy amid the Coronavirus pandemic.

As the city began this recovery planning process, it engaged experts from Cleveland State University and local medical institutions and made a deliberate choice to build from a health and medical perspective in order to protect those at risk from the Coronavirus and then incorporate economic and social support to help the people and businesses who need assistance.

View Mayor Jackson’s full plan here.

View Mayor Jackson’s Facebook Live announcement here.

“If done right, this gradual reopening gives us opportunity to contain the spread of the coronavirus and restart our local economy safely. In order to safely and successfully do this, we must move forward with a thoughtful strategic plan, and faithfully implement and execute its components,” said Mayor Jackson. “If we do this, this recovery will make us stronger as a community – physically, economically, and socially – and the City of Cleveland will be positioned for a better recovery that is sustainable and benefits all residents and businesses.”

Strategic Framework

To support this approach and the implementation of this plan, the City made, and will continue to make, all decisions about programs and policy changes, as well as current and future recovery spending, based on three high-level, overriding principles:

  1. We will minimize the suffering and burden of people and businesses in our community who have been impacted by the coronavirus;
  2. We will better position all people and businesses in our community to be ready for and take advantage of the recovery; and
  3. We will make sure all people and businesses are better off as a result of the recovery efforts we undertake so that we can become a more equitable community.

The City continues to take numerous precautions across multiple departments and divisions amid increasing cases of coronavirus (COVID-19). Mayor Jackson’s order extending the City’s Proclamation of Civil Emergency is in place through May 31st, 2020.

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