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Frequently Asked Questions
Click for a list from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Fever and lower respiratory tract issues such as cough and shortness of breath

There is not an anti-viral medication or a vaccination/immunization available for COVID-19


Those at High Risk for Illness

  • Have a chronic illness (asthma, cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS)
  • Over 60 years old
  • Pregnant
  • Weakened immune system/immunocompromised

These conditions make you more likely to become ill. There are things that you can do to protect yourself.

Click here to read our guidance for people with high risk for illness.


If you are sick

  • Call your healthcare provider for guidance before you go to the hospital
  • Seek emergency care if you have shortness of breath or difficulty breathing


Practice Good Hygiene

Given that we are currently in the midst of flu season, we recommend following the same general practices of good hygiene to prevent coronavirus as well as flu, colds and other illnesses:

  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and water/use alcohol-based hand sanitizer in between
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces – doorknobs, light switches, counters, keyboards, phones
  • Sneeze or cough into the bend of your elbow or use a tissue to keep germs from spreading
  • Throw all tissues in the trash and wash hands after emptying a trash can
  • Don’t share food, drink, cups, spoons, forks, etc. with anyone
  • Don’t go to work or school if you are sick


Daily Case Overview for Cuyahoga County*

Numbers are current as of 3 p.m. each day and are subject to change.

Lab-confirmed cases: 338
Age range: 14-93

Deaths: 4
Age range of deceased: 70-91

*This data does not include the city of Cleveland


CCBH Press Briefings

We hold press briefings each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 8:45 a.m. to update the community about COVID-19.

Please click here to watch the briefings live on the Cuyahoga County Facebook page.

Please click here to go the Cuyahoga County YouTube page, where you can view recent briefings you may have missed.


CCBH Public Health Physicians Response Team

These doctors are working in collaboration with CCBH to respond to the local demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are grateful to them for their dedication and commitment to our efforts. We also thank Case Western Reserve University for its continued support of public health education.

Dr. Assim AlAbdulKader, Dr. Khaled Dosah, Dr. Amina Egwiekhor, Dr. Adeola Fakolade, Dr. Prakash Ganesh, Dr. Melanie Golembiewski, Dr. Jill Miracle, Dr. Rachel Pope, Dr. Johnie Rose, Dr. Kurt Stange, Dr. Pauline Terebuh, Dr. Wail Yar.


Approved Cleaning Products

Environmental Protection Agency list


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Guidance for businesses

Guidance for colleges and universities

Guidance for communities and mass gatherings

Guidance for healthcare facilities

Guidance for healthcare professionals

Guidance for long-term care facilities

Guidance for people with elevated risk for illness

Guidance for pregnant women

Guidance for risk assessment

Guidance for schools

Guidance for travelers


What you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 – Chinese

What you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 – English

What you can do to stop the spread of COVID-19 – Spanish


Cuyahoga County

Resources in various languages including Arabic, Chinese, Nepali, Russian and Spanish


Dr. Gullett’s slides from the press briefings

March 27, 2020


Ohio Department of Health


Phone Numbers

Cuyahoga County Coronavirus Help Line: 855-711-3035

MetroHealth 24/7 COVID-19 hotline: 440-59-COVID/440-592-6843

Ohio Department of Health COVID-19 hotline: 833-4-ASK-ODH/833-427-5634

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