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Opening of Emergency Operations Center in Response to COVID-19

3/10/2020




Media contact: JIC@cuyahogacounty.us; (216) 443-5245


CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH
– Cuyahoga County announced today the opening of Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) in response to three confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County and Governor Mike DeWine’s Declaration of Emergency for Ohio. All activities within the EOC are managed by the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM).

EOC operations enhance the County’s ability to support and manage county-level disaster response and recovery efforts. Performing EOC operations from a centralized location provides a systematic means to direct the County’s overall incident support efforts, allocate and coordinate resources, and coordinate communications.

For up to date information regarding COVID-19 Cuyahoga County residents are encouraged to visit https://www.cdc.gov/ or https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/home. If residents have further questions, they should call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).

WHAT:
Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC)

WHO:
Emergency Support Functions/Support Agencies on-site:

  • Cuyahoga County Fire Chiefs Association
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health and City of Cleveland Health Department
  • Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management
  • City of Cleveland Emergency Management
  • Ohio Emergency Management Agency
  • 2-1-1
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Center
  • Cuyahoga County Police Chiefs Association
  • Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District

Joint Information Center (JIC) Communications Personnel:

  • City of Cleveland
  • Cuyahoga County
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health and City of Cleveland Health Department

WHEN:
7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday
Hours will be adjusted depending upon need.