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Budish Issues State of Emergency Declaration


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

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – County Executive Armond Budish issued the following statement:

“As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop in Cuyahoga County, I have made the decision to declare a State of Emergency.

“This will allow us to purchase mission critical supplies without going through our normal procurement process. I believe that this is crucial so that we can continue to react swiftly to what is a fast-moving situation.

“As we go through this uncertain time, please know that we are all working together with our municipalities, our boards of health, the State and others to monitor and react in a timely way. The health and safety of our residents and our County employees is paramount.”

In times of emergency, the Cuyahoga County Code authorizes the County Executive to:

  • Make emergency, mission critical purchases.
  • Refer purchases directly to County Council instead of Board of Control.
  • Forgo competitive bidding in limited circumstances.

To view the State of Emergency Declaration, go to: http://executive.cuyahogacounty.us/pdf_executive/en-US/Orders/EO2020-0002.pdf