Tuesday April 22
Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz announced cuts today to non union, salaried staff members working for the city. This is an effort to cut expenses now as the city will face a $50 million coronavirus related deficit due to lower payroll tax receipts.
Over 175 city workers will be required to take five unpaid furlough days in the next five weeks. 300 city workers were placed on temporary emergency leave last week in addition to those now facing furlough. The furlough includes city council members, and the mayor is considering giving some of his paycheck back to the general fund.
City officials also implemented a hiring freeze.
Lucas county released new numbers for today
The COVID-19 numbers for Lucas County for today, April 15, are as follows: • 873 total cases / 841 confirmed cases / 32 probable cases • 49 deaths / 49 confirmed deaths / 0 probable deaths • 372 male cases • 501 female cases • The ages range from 3 to 101 The deaths reported today represent one male in his 60’s, two males in their 70’s and a female in her 90’s.
Wednesday Governor DeWine and Dr Acton announced that non-emergency surgeries and procedures could begin again after previously being delayed. The Governor also said he plans to announce tomorrow a plan that will allow certain businesses to reopen after demonstrating they can do it and still diminish risks to employees and customers.
Friday those waiting to receive supplemental unemployment compensation payments, checks for $600, should be receiving them. And Ohio has launched a statewide 800 number for those having difficulty dealing with continued quarantining. The number, 1-800-720-9616, will be available daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.