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City Council Health and Human Services Committee seeks information about the status of City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

City Council Health and Human Services Committee seeks information about the status of City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, March 2021  The City of Cleveland COVID-19 vaccine program has been anything but easy. A shortage of vaccine supplies on the federal level has hampered the distribution process coupled with miscommunication on … Continue reading


Isolation, lack of technology concerns for seniors during pandemic by Brie Zeltner (Plain Press, February 2021) Angela Smith can’t access her email– she has no computer, no tablet, no high-cost data plan, and the library’s closed. Smith, 48, is taking care of her 74-year-old mother, Minnie, in the Cedar Extension High-Rise senior apartments on East 30th … Continue reading

CareSource invests $5 million in fund to make Cleveland homes lead safe

(Plain Press, February 2021) CareSource, the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, will invest $5 million to help Cleveland families and property owners protect children from lead hazards in their homes.  The commitment, which the Dayton-based nonprofit called “unprecedented,” recognizes the profound effect that housing has on health, CareSource officials said. Exposure to the brain-damaging environmental … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council Health and Services Committee to meet weekly and welcomes public comments and questions

(Plain Press, February 2021)  Cleveland City Council will begin to hold weekly hearings to update the community on COVID-19, the vaccine rollout and other issues affecting residents, Councilman Kerry McCormack, chair of the committee announced in the following statement released by Cleveland City Council on January 21st.    New information about COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout is … Continue reading

Lead Safe Resource Center and Home Fund launches

by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, January 2021)    Cleveland residents will have access to a new resource center and hotline dedicated to helping parents and property owners reduce the chances of lead poisoning by making homes in the city lead safe.      The Lead Safe Resource Center and Home Fund fulfill, in part, a public pledge that the … Continue reading

Is your rental home eligible for incentives, grants or loans to make it lead safe? Find out here.

by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, January 2021)    A new fund is offering $500 incentives and other financial support to Cleveland property owners and families to remove lead paint-based hazards from homes.      The Lead Safe Home Fund combines rebates, grants and loans in an effort to aid landlords who must comply with the city’s new lead-safe certification, and … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West recruit businesses serving Hispanic (Latinx) community for Community Cares Pledge Program

by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, January 2021)  “Las Dos Fronteras invites you to maintain your distance and wear your mask supporting Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West!” reads a post from Jesus Amelia Lucero, in Spanish, on her restaurant’s Facebook page. The post includes a video showing off the taqueria’s COVID precautions like floor stickers and … Continue reading

COVID-19 is real, please wear a mask to save lives

To the editor: (Plain Press, January 2021)  People have to realize that COVID-19 not only is real, but that it is just a passing “thing”, like influenza or the polio epidemics were in the past.     If people continue congregating in public places (read “bars, parties, football stadia) as they are, just by being there; they are … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County speaks out about lead-poisoning of children in Cleveland

To the editor:  (Plain Press, January 2021)    In March of 2021, a law will go into effect requiring landlords who own rental properties in the city of Cleveland to certify that those properties are lead safe. The law is necessary because some landlords and realtor associations are willing to allow families to rent lead toxic properties … Continue reading

COVID-19 effects are not just physical

COVID-19 effects are not just physical by Pat Takacs, MSN, RN (Plain Press, December 2020)           COVID-19 effects are not just physical–as devastating as these are to the person infected. It also has emotional, mental, and spiritual effects. Everyone deals with anxiety from this virus in different ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … Continue reading