Cuyahoga County officials promote job fair, ask for poll workers during coronavirus briefing

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CLEVELAND (WJW)– Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish held a news briefing on the coronavirus pandemic Friday afternoon.

He was joined by Board of Health Commissioner Terry Allan, Board of Health Medical Director Dr. Heidi Gullett and Board of Health Co-Director of Prevention and Wellness Romona Brazile.

The county executive discussed an upcoming virtual job fair, featuring positions from more than 40 companies. It’s from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28. Participants need to register online here.

“We know that many, many people lost jobs because of the shutdown. This has created terrible strain and terrible pain around our county,” Budish said.

On the topic of the November election, Budish said there is an urgent need for poll workers. Without the necessary poll workers, locations may have to be consolidated, resulting in longer lines. The county is allowing employees to take the day off to work polls.

According to the Ohio Department of Health on Friday, there have been 14,774 total cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County, resulting in the deaths of 552 residents.

For the first time since the Ohio Public Health Advisory System was introduced nearly two months ago, the county was moved from Level 3 to Level 2 for risk of the virus.

“It is certainly welcome news and an indication the county is starting to move in the right direction,” Allan. He also emphasized wearing a mask, hand washing, social distancing, cleaning high-tough surfaces and working remotely to help slow the spread of the virus.

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