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Coronavirus Multilingual Website Furthers Accessibility to Information During Pandemic

3/26/2020




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Joint Information Center: JIC@cuyahogacounty.us; (216) 443-5245


Resources in Five Languages Including Helplines and Infographics

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH
– Cuyahoga County has launched a new multilingual website in partnership with Global Cleveland and MetroHealth centered around enhancing accessibility to information and resources related to the coronavirus pandemic in both Cuyahoga County and the U.S.

The site provides resources in five languages: Arabic, Chinese, Nepali, Russian and Spanish. These languages were selected based on the diverse populations in Cuyahoga County.

Various resources are available to residents whose first language is not English. Each language has a MetroHealth hotline for residents to speak with a representative in their primary language. The site also contains a variety of fact sheets in Arabic, Chinese and Spanish centered around facts about COVID-19, what to do if you’re sick, how to help stop the spread of germs, and symptoms of coronavirus.

Video resources on the site include how to enable subtitles on YouTube videos, footage from the thrice-weekly Cuyahoga County Board of Health Media Briefings and Governor DeWine’s daily press conferences.

“The coronavirus is a pandemic of epic proportions that affects everyone in Cuyahoga County,” said County Executive Armond Budish. “We want everyone to feel educated about COVID-19. Creating accessibility to as many populations as possible means more people are taking the necessary precautions to help flatten the curve and keep those around them safe and healthy.”

The multilingual site can be found on the County website. It will be updated with new resources as they become available.