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--Mayor Martin Horwitz
Posted on January 7, 2021 at 3:37 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz
My office has received many calls from residents regarding the COVID-19 vaccination process. I would like to share our information to-date on the process.
All local vaccination efforts are being coordinated by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH). The City of Beachwood is not authorized to provide vaccinations.
Today, Governor DeWine announced that Ohio will begin vaccinating elderly members of the general public on a new timetable:
Specific distribution sites and registration processes have not yet been announced for these vaccinations. According to Gov. DeWine’s statement today, the State of Ohio will be launching an online tool on coronavirus.ohio.gov where individuals can see who is distributing vaccinations in their counties to what eligible group. As more vaccinations are available, more providers will be added.
The federal government has directed each state to determine its own vaccination-priority process. In addition to the new timetable above, the State of Ohio has developed a phased vaccination approach.
Based on information from the CCBH, the first phase of vaccinations is Phase 1A, which includes about 15,000 Cuyahoga County residents. Included in Phase 1A are:
Vaccination of Phase 1A nursing-home residents and employees is being processed under an agreement between the State of Ohio and CVS and Walgreens. These pharmacies will send their personnel to nursing homes to provide vaccinations.
It is my understanding that vaccinations have begun in several facilities on the Menorah Park campus and will continue until all facilities on the campus are vaccinated.
If you believe you qualify for Phase 1A, you may register for future clinics at the CCBH website: www.ccbh.net/vax.
CCBH leadership believes that based upon current vaccine supplies and staff availability, Phase 1A should be fully vaccinated by some time in February.
Phase 1B includes more than 230,000 Cuyahoga County residents. Included in Phase 1B are:
At this time, there is no vaccination registration available for Phase 1B individuals. As soon as we are made aware of 1B or other phase registrations, the City of Beachwood will immediately notify residents through the BEACHWOOD eLIST, social media, and the Beachwood Buzz. If you haven’t registered for email or text updates, please sign up for the BEACHWOOD eLIST today.
I have been in contact with the CCBH and other State of Ohio agencies. At this time, the process of where and when further vaccines will be distributed to members of the general public has not been clearly outlined. The CCBH is working diligently to obtain additional vaccine through the state government and additional sites and personnel.
Over the next months, we anticipate numerous scams and fraudulent efforts against residents. Please educate yourself and be vigilant! Only imposters/scammers will demand that you pay with money wires, e-currencies/Bitcoin, or retail gift cards. Watch out for scams disguised as offers to help you get COVID-19 tests, cures or vaccines. And never pay or reveal private info – such as your Social Security or bank-account numbers) to someone who contacts you; no government agency will ever ask you for this information.
NOBODY can move you up in the line so you get a vaccine more quickly. Anyone who says they can is a scammer.
If you receive a suspicious phone call or email, please report it to my office at 216-292-1901.
Maintain social distance of 6 feet or more. Wash your hands frequently with lots of soap and hot water. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth. Get adequate sleep and nutrition.
Stay healthy, Beachwood.
Posted on November 20, 2020 at 2:51 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz
Cuyahoga County and its Board of Health have issued a Stay-at-Home Advisory that ends Thursday, December 17, 2020. The Advisory encourages Cuyahoga County residents to stay home to the greatest extent possible due to the rapid local rise of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Residents are advised only to 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.
Additionally, residents are strongly advised to avoid traveling within and outside of the State of Ohio and are urged not to invite guests to their homes during the upcoming holiday.
As Mayor, the most important job I have is protecting the health and safety of our residents. As a community we should be fully aware of the recent dramatic increase in diagnosed cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Our own Case Western Reserve University predicts an additional 1,000 to 2,000 cases each day in northeast Ohio if drastic steps are not taken immediately. This will overwhelm our hospital systems. Please read the Board of Health’s Stay at Home Advisory. Please limit holiday gatherings to people living in your home. And of course, please continue to wear a mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing.
This Advisory aligns with all orders set forth by Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health. Governor DeWine has also established a statewide curfew that begins Thursday, November 19.
Read the Stay at Home Advisory announcement here.
Posted on November 13, 2020 at 4:09 PM by Mayor Martin S. Horwitz