Cuyahoga County extends stay-at-home advisory

Cuyahoga County
Posted at 2:09 PM, Jan 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 14:09:42-05

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — Cuyahoga County is extending its stay-at-home advisory through Jan. 31.

“The advisory encourages Cuyahoga County residents to stay home to the greatest extent possible due to the rapid rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in the county,” the county stated. “Residents are advised to only leave their home to go to work or school, or for essential needs such as seeking medical care, purchasing essential items from a grocery store or pharmacy, picking up prepared food, or receiving deliveries.”

The county also asks residents to “avoid traveling in and out of the State of Ohio and to forgo having guests in their homes or residences during the upcoming holiday.”

The previous advisory was in effect from Dec. 17, 2020 to today.

Earlier on Friday, The Cleveland Metropolitan School District said its CEO, Eric Gordon, made the recommendation to extend remote learning through the end of February.

Gordon cited the rampant spread of the virus in the county as a factor in his decision.

As of Friday, there have been 80,909 COVID-19 cases in Cuyahoga County.

RELATED: CMSD CEO Eric Gordon recommends remote learning through the end of February

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