CLEVELAND — The City of Cleveland has started sending employees door-to-door to help educate residents about ways to reduce the spread of coronavirus in areas with multiple cases.
“The city has reassigned some staff, as part of my Restart CLE plan, to help distribute important information about coronavirus prevention,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “This all-hands-on-deck effort is one of many aspects of our public education and awareness campaign. We must all continue do our part to slow the spread of this highly contagious virus.”
Employees participating in the mayor’s Community Education and Awareness Campaign will educate, inform and distribute printed materials in neighborhoods that have a high number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
The neighborhoods they are currently visiting include Collinwood, Slavic Village and Lee-Harvard but the teams will move through different neighborhoods next week beginning with Detroit-Shoreway.
The city is requiring those employees to wear masks, follow social distancing and other coronavirus prevention standards.
At this time, 175 employees have been trained to canvas in 52 teams.
Jackson wants to inform the community that just because the economy is reopening, the pandemic is not over.
His will focus on:
- Informing that risk from the virus remains very real.
- How the coronavirus is transmitted.
- Simple steps residents and businesses can take to protect themselves.
- What to do if someone has symptoms.
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