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Ward 3 Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

North Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw will continue to update this page with updates and resources for Ward 3 residents and families as it is released.

Last Updated on June 15, 2020 at 3:00am


COVID-19 Stay at Home Order has been rescinded and replaced with Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory on May 20, 2020. Here are the specific updates:

The new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory” now replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020. The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with lim-ited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible. The order does not change the mass gather-ing restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit. The new health advisory also lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio. Unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory


North Royalton Ward 3 Residents,

I know there are a lot of residents concerned about the Coronavirus (COVID-19). We will all get through this by working together as both a Ward and a community! Please Stay Home and only go out if it is essential. Follow all orders of federal, state, and local officials. We must end the community spread here in North Royalton, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, and our World by each of us doing our part. I have created this page to help keep you all in the loop throughout this emergency with information you have all requested or may need.

Every day information changes. Some days even by the hour. The Top 5 places to get 24/7 situational information you need to know in staying safe are the following:

1) Centers for Disease Control (CDC)

2) State of Ohio & Governor Mike DeWine

3) City of North Royalton
Website or Facebook Page

4) COVID-19 hotline number is 833-427-5634 or 833-4-ASK ODH

5) Responsible Restart Ohio

#Ward3AllTogether

Dan Langshaw
North Royalton Ward 3 City Councilman


The Ohio Department of Health has opened a Call Center to answer questions related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The Call Center is open 7 days a week from 9:00am to 8:00pm and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Basic precautions you should take now and always:

  • Do not panic — currently the risk is low, but we need to take the situation seriously, monitor developments and prepare you and your family for the “what if” scenario.
  • Good personal hygiene cannot be overemphasized. Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Wash your hands! Use soap and water to wash your hands, especially before and after eating and before and after using the restroom.
  • Cough and sneeze into a tissue, dispose of it immediately and then wash your hands. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Use hand sanitizer if unable to wash hands with soap and water.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • If you are sick — stay home.
  • Avoid close contact with other people who are sick.
  • Make sure you have back-up plans in place should your work or your child’s school close for illness. Do you have alternate childcare plans?
  • Clean and disinfect bathrooms, common areas or common-use items at work and home (phones, keyboards, door knobs and handles, sink handles, countertops, exercise equipment, kids’ backpacks).
  • If you are not feeling well, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Don’t wait.

Ward 3 Residents Impacted by the COVID-19

  • Any North Royalton Ward 3 Residents negatively impacted by COVID-19 needing any assistance for food, supplies, or basic needs. Please contact me at ward3@northroyalton.org or at 440-785-4240 and I will see if I can help.
  • Any residents needing food can contact the North Royalton Food Bank at 440-237-7958, ext. 200 for futher assistance.
  • CARES Act: On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to taxpayers affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Key elements of the proposal are $250 billion set aside for direct payments to individuals and families, $350 billion in small business loans, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies. Click Here for a summary of the CARES Act. Click Here for some Q & A on the CARES Act.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Click Here to view a Q & A regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act that Congress has also passed.
  • Coping with COVID-19 Anxiety. Click Here for more information.
  • Has your job been impacted by COVID-19? We’re here to help! Please visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/coronavirus for new information and visit http://unemployment.ohio.gov to apply for benefits. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed an emergency order to expand flexibility to help you during this emergency.
  • If you are an eldely or resident living alone or know of any fellow neighbors that are vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members of our community that want someone to check in on them, stay connected to COVID-19 related news, food, services, and help keep a positive morale to get through the COVID-19 emergency safely. Then Click Here to learn more about the North Royalton Ward 3 Buddy Program.
  • Governor Mike DeWine’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with Ohioans who are able and willing to work as an essential employee during the COVID-19 crisis. Both essential businesses and current job seekers can visit Coronavirus.Ohio.gov/JobSearch to post and search. The site features a highly-streamlined interface with only two main links – one for essential businesses, and one for job seekers. Applicants can search through jobs in their area, their region, and the entire state.
  • Beaware of COVID-19 Scams. Click Here to view Scam Alert from Cuyahoga County.

  • Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at unemployment.ohio.gov. It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 7:00am to 7:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm, and Sunday 9:00am to 1:00pm. When applying online try non-peak hours like early in the morning. Click Here to view additional Economic Resources for Individuals and Families.

COVID-19 Information for Ward 3 Businesses

  • Any North Royalton Ward 3 Business Owners that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 or need any kind of assistance please contact me at ward3@northroyalton.org or at 440-785-4240.
  • North Royalton businesses needing immediate assistance can contact Community Development Director Tom Jordan at 440-237-5484 or by email at TJordan@northroyalton.org.
  • North Royalton Ward 3 Business Assistance due to COVID-19
  • Greater Cleveland Partnership Toolkit: The Greater Cleveland Partnership has provided an “unemployment toolkit”, which is a summary of assistance for employers to use. Some of the resources include: programming to avoid layoffs, assistance for small businesses, and forms and videos for employees to access unemployment. For more information Click Here.
  • North Royalton Ward 3 Business COVID-19 Businesses Survey: Click on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/FWY896J to complete a brief survey I have created to better understand your current and long-term needs due to the impact of COVID-19.
  • Grace Period for Health Insurance Premiums: All health insurers are required to provide the option of deferring premium payments, interest free, for up to 60 calendar days from each original premium due date. This means that employers can defer their premium payments up to two months, giving them some relief on costs, while keeping their employees insured.https://iop-odi-content.s 3.amazonaws.com/static/Legal/Bulletins/Documents/2020-03.pdf
  • Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation: (BWC) system is the exclusive provider of workers’ compensation insurance in Ohio and serves 249,000 public and private employers. To help businesses facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio BWC is announcing the deferment of insurance premium installment payments for March, April and May until June 1, 2020. For more information, visit bwc.ohio.gov.
  • Keeping Essential Goods Moving: The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has modified the process for haulers carrying heavy loads of essential goods. Generally, the state requires haulers with loads classified as “oversized” to seek advanced permission from ODOT before they are permitted to travel in and through the state. Haulers carrying essential goods can download and print the permit at Transportation.Ohio.gov. The federal government has also cut red tape around obtaining or renewing Commercial Drivers’ Licenses (CDLs) and other licenses to prevent interruption of essential shipping. The Ohio Departments of Public Safety (ODPS) and the Public Utilities Commission (PUCO) have adjusted their enforcement practices to avoid confusion
  • Pay Benefits for Reduced Work Hours: SharedWork Ohio allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides eligible individuals an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours. To learn more: http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/SharedWorkOhio/
  • State Resources for Economic Support
  • Ohio Job and Family Services Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
  • Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Toolbox
  • ERC’s HR Guides during Coronavirus
  • COVID-19 Checklist for Businesses/Employers
  • CARES Act: The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allocated $350 billion to help small businesses keep workers employed amid the pandemic and economic downturn. Known as the Paycheck Protection Program, the initiative provides 100% federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. Importantly, these loans may be forgiven if borrowers maintain their payrolls during the crisis or restore their payrolls afterward. More information from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is available Here.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: President Trump signed into law on March 18, 2020. Of significant note for employees and employers of small businesses with less than 500 employees, there are now new emergency sick leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements. The Act provides that employees of eligible employers can receive two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at 100% of the employee’s pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined, and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and seeking a medical diagnosis. An employee who is unable to work due to a need to care for a child whose school is closed or child care provider is unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, may in some instances receive up to an additional ten weeks of expanded paid family and medical leave at 2/3 the employee’s pay. The Act provides a dollar for dollar credit to allow employers to help maintain operations. Businesses who are required to pay this leave can retain the amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying sick and child care leave that they paid, rather than deposit them with the IRS. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are eligible for an exemption from the requirements to provide leave to care for a child whose school is closed or child care is unavailable in cases where the viability of the business is threatened. Note: While changes in implementation of this act are possible, currently credits are not retroactive for wages paid prior to April 1, 2020 for paid leave related to the Coronavirus. For more information, please visit the Labor Department website Here. Fact Sheet for Employees, Fact Sheet for Employers, and Questions and Answers.

  • Click Here to view the Cuyahoga County Small Business Resource Center in response to COVID-19.
  • JobsOhio COVID-19-related resources for employers. Click Here.

Talking to Your Kids about COVID-19
Like many of you. I am a proud parent too. There is a lot of fear and unfortunately, misinformation going around regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Our kids hear and see this as well on a daily basis. Below are some links on how to talk to your kids about all this without scaring them. While at the same time educating them on how they can keep themselves safe.

How to talk to your kids about Coronavirus. Click Here

Talking to Children about COVID-19

Talking to Tweens & Teens

What if you feel sick?

  • COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms – Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory with symptoms of: FEVER, COUGH & BREATHING DIFFICULTY.
  • Cover your cough and sneezes.
  • Monitor Your Symptoms Carefully.
  • Don’t go to your local emergency room or fire department for COVID-19 testing. The emergency room and fire department is only for those who need the most critical care.
  • If your symptoms get worse, call your primary care or healthcare provider immediately. If you DO NOT have a primary care or healthcare provider, you can contact the following health care systems in our area for information:
    University Hospital System: (216) 767-8228 Unitversity Hospital  Parma: 440-887-8476
    Metro-Health Hotline: (440) 592-6843 (59COVID).
    Cleveland Clinic Foundation: Cleveland Clinic patients can call (855) 697-3750
    Southwest General Hospital: (440) 816-8000  COVID-19 24 hour Hotline: (440) 816-8962
  • Get Rest and Stay Hydrated.
  • If you have a medical appointment: Call the healthcare provider ahead of time and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19.
  • For medical emergencies, if you have chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, a severe headache or other potentially life-threatening problems, go to the nearest emergency room or call 911. Call ahead before going in person to any emergency department location. If you call 911 – notify the dispatch personnel that you have or may have COVID-19

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Now Available

  • The Cleveland Clinic’s test site is available at the W.O. Walker building in University Circle and requires an electronic provider’s order for testing. Currently, the Cleveland Clinic is prioritizing high-risk patients, meaning those who are currently hospitalized and those who are age 61 and older. Please check Cleveland Clinic’s website here for the latest information and instructions, including testing locations and changes to testing capacity.
  • UH’s test site is located at the UH Landerbrook Health Center in Mayfield Heights. UH will test patients of any age who have coordinated their care through a UH physician. Patients who are referred to the testing site will be given a 30-minute time slot to arrive with a physician order for their testing. UH has also announced plans to open an additional testing site in Ravenna to expand operations outside of Cuyahoga County. Please check the UH website here for the latest information and instructions, including testing locations and changes to testing capacity.
  • MetroHealth is also testing patients but have a limited number of tests available. They have reserved testing for the most severe cases only. For additional information visit MetroHealth’s website here.
  • Directions to Testing Locations:
    Cleveland Clinic – W.O. Walker Building
    10524 Euclid Ave.
    Cleveland, OH 44195
    Patients should enter the garage from E. 105th St.
  • University Hospitals – Landerbrook Health Center
    5850 Landerbrook Drive
    Mayfield Heights, OH 44124
  • MetroHealth – Main Campus Medical Center
    2500 MetroHealth Drive
    Cleveland, Ohio 44109

Cloth Face Coverings (Masks) Protect Against COVID-19

How to Wear a Cloth Face Covering (Mask)

  • Cloth face coverings shoul: fit snugly but comfortably against the side of the face, be secured with ties or ear loops, include multiple layers of fabric, allow for breathing without restriction, be able to be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape.
  • CDC on Homemade Cloth Face Coverings: CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others. Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.
  • Cloth face coverings should not be placed on young children under age 2, anyone who has trouble breathing, or is unconscious, incapacitated or otherwise unable to remove the mask without assistance.
  • The cloth face coverings recommended are not surgical masks or N-95 respirators. Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for healthcare workers and other medical first responders, as recommended by current CDC guidance.
  • Should cloth face coverings be washed or otherwise cleaned regularly? How regularly? Yes. They should be routinely washed depending on the frequency of use.
  • How does one safely sterilize/clean a cloth face covering?
    A washing machine should suffice in properly washing a face covering.
  • How does one safely remove a used cloth face covering? Individuals should be careful not to touch their eyes, nose, and mouth when removing their face covering and wash hands immediately after removing.
  • CDC Mask Information. Click Here.
  • CDC Tips on How to Make Your Own Mask. Click Here.
  • COVID-19 Cloth Mask tips and help information from the State of Ohio. Click Here.

Below are some links with additional helpful information regarding COVID-19:


North Royalton Ward 3 Councilman Langshaw will continue to update this page with updates and resources for Ward 3 residents and families as it is released.

Last Updated on June 15, 2020 at 3:00am


Important Federal Government Information Regarding COVID-19

  • The United States Congress has passed an $8.3 billion spending bill, which President Donald Trump signed March 6, 2020 that earmarked over $3 million for vaccine research and development, $2.2 billion for public health preparedness and response, and approximately $1 billion for medical supplies and capacity as well as Community Health centers. $560 million from this bill will be allocated to state and local efforts to mitigate the coronavirus. Ohio has been awarded $15.6 million.
  • On March 11, 2020 President Donald J. Trump signed a Presidential Proclamation, which suspends the entry of most foreign nationals who have been in certain European countries at any point during the 14 days prior to their scheduled arrival to the United States. These countries, known as the Schengen Area, include: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. This does not apply to legal permanent residents, (generally) immediate family members of U.S. citizens, and other individuals who are identified in the proclamation. Read More.
  • On March 13, 2020 President Donald Trump officially declared a National Emergency to free up $50 billion in federal resources to combat coronavirus. Read More.
  • On March 13, 2020 United States Congressman Anthony Gonzalez  launched a new email address for constituents seeking assistance with the federal government on issues related specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic. The email address, covid19help.OH16@mail.house.gov, will enable staff to more quickly respond to constituent services requests related to evolving federal government international travel restrictions and recommendations, Small Business Administration assistance for affected businesses, and guidance on how to contact county and state health authorities. Read More.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact to the Transportation Security Agency (TSA). Read More.
  • Federal Tax Deadline Changed: The filing deadline for Federal Income Taxes has been moved from April 15 to July 15 2020. All taxpayers and businesses will now have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties. Please continue to check the Internal Revenue Service Website at www.IRS.gov for updates. You can also check for updates on state and local taxes from Ohio Department of Taxation on their website at tax.ohio.gov.
  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act: H.R.6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, was signed into law March 18, 2020. Of significant note for employees and employers of small businesses with less than 500 employees, there are now new emergency sick leave and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements. The Act provides that employees of eligible employers can receive two weeks (up to 80 hours) of paid sick leave at 100% of the employee’s pay where the employee is unable to work because the employee is quarantined, and/or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, and seeking a medical diagnosis. An employee who is unable to work due to a need to care for a child whose school is closed or child care provider is unavailable for reasons related to COVID-19, may in some instances receive up to an additional ten weeks of expanded paid family and medical leave at 2/3 the employee’s pay. The Act provides a dollar for dollar credit to allow employers to help maintain operations. Businesses who are required to pay this leave can retain the amount of the payroll taxes equal to the amount of qualifying sick and child care leave that they paid, rather than deposit them with the IRS. Businesses with fewer than 50 employees are eligible for an exemption from the requirements to provide leave to care for a child whose school is closed or child care is unavailable in cases where the viability of the business is threatened. Note: While changes in implementation of this act are possible, currently credits are not retroactive for wages paid prior to April 1, 2020 for paid leave related to the Coronavirus. For more information, please visit the Labor Department website here.Fact Sheet for EmployeesFact Sheet for EmployersQuestions and Answers
  • CARES Act: On March 27, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which provides relief to taxpayers affected by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  Key elements of the proposal are $250 billion set aside for direct payments to individuals and families, $350 billion in small business loans, $250 billion in unemployment insurance benefits and $500 billion in loans for distressed companies. Click Here for a summary of the CARES Act.
  • FEMA Disaster Declaration: On March 31, 2020 the Major Presidential Disaster Declaration approved by President Trump on Tuesday provides grants from FEMA to state and local governments for costs associated with emergency protective measures, such as emergency operations center operations, fire and police services, emergency medical care, sheltering, etc. This declaration shifts some the funding burden from state and local governments to the federal government, with the federal government picking up 75 percent of certain COVID-19 costs, including: Emergency Operation Center costs; State agency purchases in response to COVID; Disinfection of eligible public facilities; PPE; Temporary medical facilities and enhanced hospital capacity. The declaration also allows direct federal assistance to local governments, such as support from the Ohio National Guard and US Army Corps of Engineers. Read More.
  • Cloth Masks: The CDC has recommeded the use of cloth face coverings in areas of significant community based transmission of COVID-19. Read More.

  • On April. 16, 2020 President Trump unveiled his Guidelines for Opening Up America Again, a three-phased approach based on the advice of public health experts. These steps will help state and local officials when reopening their economies, getting people back to work, and continuing to protect American lives. Read More.
  • Updates from the White House. Click Here.
  • Track Reported Cases of COVID-19 Nation-Wide and Globally. Click Here.
  • Click Here to view the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) CDC Situation Summary (Updated Regularly)

Important State of Ohio Government Information Regarding COVID-19

  • On March 9, 2020 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued Executive Order 2020-01D, declaring a State of Emergency in Ohio to protect the well-being of Ohioans from the dangerous effects of COVID-19. The state of emergency allows state departments and agencies to better coordinate in their response.
  • March 11, 2020 Director’s Order, Related to Visitation in Nursing Homes
  • March 12, 2020 Director’s Order, Related to the Prohibition of Mass Gatherings
  • March 14, 2020 Director’s Order, Related to the Temporary Closure of K-12 Schools
  • March 15, 2020 Director’s Order, Related to the Limiting of Access to Ohio’s Jails and Detention Facilities
  • March 16, 2020 Director’s Order, Related to the Temporary Closure of Bars and Restaurants Note: Restaurants with take-out and delivery options will still be able to operate those services, even as their dining rooms are temporarily closed.
  • One-Time Liquor Buyback: The Ohio Department of Commerce will immediately begin offering a one-time liquor buyback option to support bars and restaurants. This will especially aid those establishments that have stocked up on high-proof liquor ahead of the St. Patrick’s Day holiday for which they now have no use, due to their closure to in-house patrons. Bars and restaurants wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should return their unopened, high-proof liquor products (obtained within the past 30 days) to the agency where they purchased the product. This opportunity is also extended to those with temporary (F2) permits for events scheduled between March 12 and April 6, 2020. If a business has questions about this program, they should reach out directly to the Liquor Enterprise Service Center (LESC) at 1(877)812-0013 or by emailing OhioLiquorInfo@Com.Ohio.gov
  • Enhanced Unemployment Aid for Ohioans: To apply for unemployment benefits please go to https://unemployment.ohio.gov/ in order to submit an application. Governor DeWine issued an executive order that expands flexibility for Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits during Ohio’s emergency declaration period. Unemployment benefits will be available for eligible individuals who are requested by a medical professional, local health authority, or employer to be isolated or quarantined as a consequence of COVID-19, even if they are not actually diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Support for Small Businesses & Non-Profit Organizations: The state of Ohio’s application for the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program was recently approved. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency. Non-profit organizations in Ohio are eligible for low-interest loans through the SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. To apply, please visit disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Additional information on the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at SBA.gov/Disaster. You can also email BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.Gov with any questions you may have.
  • COVID-19 Stay at Home Order Issued: On March 22, 2020, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. EDT on March 23, 2020 until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state. Click Here read the full order which explains the parameters of the order and lists all of the businesses and organizations that are permitted to stay open. Click Here to read the Ohio Department of Health’s FAQs regarding the Stay at Home order.
  • Amended Order the Closure of All K-12 School in the State of Ohio: Governor Mike DeWine on March 30, 2020 announced that schools throughout Ohio will remain CLOSED till May 1, 2020. Click Here.
  • COVID-19 Stay at Home Order Amended: Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on April 2, 2020 that Ohio’s Stay at Home order has been EXTENDED until 11:59pm on May 1, 2020. Click Here to read the full amended order.
  • Ohioans Urged to Wear Face Masks in Public: On April 4, 2020 Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted, and Dr. Amy Acton, MD, MPH, today urged Ohioans to begin wearing cloth masks while in public, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Click Here.

  • The Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives have unanimously passed Amended Substitute HB 197, the Tax Code Streamlining and Correction Act. This existing tax bill was amended to address many subjects brought on by the COVID-19 emergency. Governor Dewine signed the bill into law on March 27, 2020. Click Here for a summary of the changes to the bill related to COVID-19.

March 17, 2020 Presidential Primary Changes due to COVID-19

  • The coronavirus crisis has changed the trajectory of our lives. As we work to overcome those challenges, it’s still important to have your voice heard in the Ohio primary. The Ohio General Assembly has put in place a plan that will allow all Ohioans to continue voting by mail until April 28, 2020. Don’t lose your voice! Vote! Read More.
  • No in-person voting at polling locations.
  • Only those registered to vote by the primary deadline of February 18, 2020 are eligible to vote.
  • Absentee Ballot Request Deadline: Noon, Saturday, April 25, 2020.
  • Ballots must be postmarked by: Monday, April 27, 2020.
  • All votes already submitted by mail or in-person will be counted.
  • Click Here to request a Vote by Mail Application.

  • On April 16, 2020 Governor DeWine Discussed State’s Plan for Reopening Businesses, Regional Coalition Formed. Read More.

  • On April 30, 2020 the Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has signed a new order called the “Stay Safe Ohio Order,” which is a modified extension of Ohio’s previous Stay at Home order. The new order permits certain businesses to reopen if they abide by a list of protocols and is effective until May 29, 2020. You can read the signed order HERE.

Responsible RestartOhio Plan

Governor DeWine has announced the Responsible RestartOhio Plan which aims to protect the health of employees and customers while supporting community efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, and responsibly getting back to work. Phase One of this plan is outlined by the following dates:

May 1, 2020: Medically necessary procedures that do not require an overnight stay in a healthcare facility, or do not require inpatient hospital admission and minimizes use of personal protective equipment, may move forward. This includes regular doctor visits, well-care checks, well-baby visits, out-patient surgeries, imaging procedures, and diagnostic tests. Dental services and veterinary services may also proceed if a safe environment can be established.

May 4, 2020:  Manufacturing, distribution, and construction businesses may reopen if these businesses can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees. Additionally, general office environments may reopen if they can also meet mandatory safety requirements.

May 12, 2020: Consumer retail and services may reopen if these establishments can meet mandatory safety requirements for customers and employees.

Personal care services such as hair salons, barbershops, day spas, nail salons, and tanning facilities may reopen on May 15, 2020. To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine’s Personal Services Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for personal care service providers to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at coronaviurs.ohio.gov.

Restaurants and bars in Ohio will be permitted to reopen as follows: Outdoor dining: May 15, 2020 and Dine-in service: May 21, 2020. To ensure that these establishments operate in the safest manner possible, Governor DeWine’s Restaurant Advisory Group created a detailed list of guidelines and best practices for restaurant and bar owners to follow. The full list of mandatory and recommended best practices can be found at coronaviurs.ohio.gov.

May 21, 2020: Campgrounds in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. Click Here to learn more.

May 22, 2020: Horse Racing in Ohio will be permitted if these operations can meet required safety protocols. Spectators will not be permitted.This does not apply to casinos and racinos, as safety protocols for these venues are in development. Click Here to learn more.

May 26, 2020: Public Pools and Club Pools that are regulated by local health departments in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is no evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread to people through the water in pools, hot tubs, spas, or water play areas. Proper operation and maintenance (including disinfection with chlorine and bromine) of these facilities should inactivate the virus in the water. Click Here to learn more.

May 26, 2020: Sports Leagues in Ohio will be permitted to operate if these leagues can meet required safety protocols. This applies only to non-contact and limited-contact sports. Safety protocols for high-contact sports are in development. Click Here to learn more.

May 26, 2020: Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles (BMV) locations in Ohio will be permitted to reopen for certain services if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. Services that can be accomplished online should still be done online. More details on online BMV services can be found at oplates.com.

May 26, 2020: Gyms and Fitness Centers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these facilities can meet required safety protocols. Click Here to learn more.

May 26, 2020: Miniature golf, batting cages, and bowling alleys may resume operations if they can meet required safety protocols. Click Here to learn more.
May 26, 2020: Skills training for all sports, including contact sports, may resume if required safety protocols can be met. Tournaments, games, and competitions for contact sports are still prohibited. Click Here to learn more.

May 31, 2020: Child Care Providers in Ohio will be permitted to reopen if these providers can meet required safety protocols. You can find the full list of mandatory and recommended best practices. To assist in the reopening of child care centers, Ohio will seek to use more than $60 million in federal CARES Act funding to provide reopening grants to all of Ohio’s child care providers, including family child care, child care centers, and both publicly-funded and private providers. Governor DeWine also announced that Ohio will fund a research project to study best practices for controlling the spread of COVID-19 in child care settings. Information gathered from the study will continue to inform child care regulations moving forward. Click Here to learn more. Also Click Here for helpful information for parents.

June 1, 2020: Catering and Banquet Centers may reopen if they can meet required safety protocols. Protocols include six feet between tables, no congregating, and a crowd size of no more than 300 people. Click Here to learn more.

June 10, 2020: Entertainment venues like Aquariums, Art galleries, Country clubs, Ice skating rinks, Indoor family entertainment centers, Indoor sports facilities, Laser tag facilities, Movie theaters (indoor), Museums, Playgrounds (outdoor). Public recreation centers, Roller skating rinks, Social clubs, Trampoline parks, and Zoos may open if they are able to follow Retail, Consumer, Service & Entertainment Guidelines and other applicable additional guidance. Click Here to learn more.

All businesses must follow general safe business practices as they reopen. Those include requiring face coverings for all employees, and recommending them for clients and customers at all times; conducting daily health assessments or self-evaluations of employees; maintaining good hygiene and social distancing; cleaning and sanitizing workplaces; and limiting capacity to meet social distancing guidelines. The Governor has clarified  that as Ohio’s economy begins to reopen, masks will not be mandatory. Wearing face coverings in public is still, however, strongly recommended. Governor DeWine has also stated that individual business owners could still choose to develop a business policy requiring face coverings for customers to enter their facilities. Face coverings would still be mandated for employees unless wearing a face covering is not advisable by a healthcare professional, goes against industry best practices, or is not permitted by federal or state laws and regulations.

Click Here to view Continued Closures that are in effect.

Responsible RestartOhio Website

Responsible Protocols for Businesses

Sector Specific Operating Requirements

Businesses/Employers – COVID-19 Checklist

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

  • Governor DeWine announced at his press conference on May 19, 2020 the details of the new “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory” which replaces the Stay Safe Ohio order that was issued by the Ohio Department of Health on April 30, 2020. “Ohioans take care of Ohioans because that is at the core of who we are, and that is how we are going to save our economy,” said Governor DeWine. “What this comes down to now is that each of us has a responsibility to each other to slow the spread.  No other time in our lives will our individual actions play a greater role in saving lives.”
  • The health order replaces language requiring Ohioans to stay at home with limited exceptions with language that strongly recommends that citizens, especially those who are high-risk, stay at home as much as possible. The order does not change the mass gathering restrictions, which remain at a 10-person limit.
  • The new health advisory also lifts overall travel restrictions and the requirement to quarantine if someone travels to or returns to Ohio. Unnecessary travel within or outside of Ohio is not encouraged.
  • In addition, those who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have not recovered, those who are presumptively diagnosed with COVID-19, and those who are exhibiting the symptoms identified in the screening guidance available from the CDC and the Ohio Department of Health, remain prohibited from entering the state of Ohio unless they are doing so under medical orders for purposes of medical care, are being transported by emergency medical services EMS, are driving or being driven directly to a medical provider for the purposes of initial care, or are a permanent resident of Ohio.

Ohioans Protecting Ohioans Urgent Health Advisory

  • Click Here for a List of all Public Health Orders Issued by the State of Ohio.
  • Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s & Department of Health Daily Updates. Click Here.
  • Click Here to view COVID-19 Dashboard.
  • Click Here to watch Governor DeWine’s press conferences regarding COVID-19.
  • Click Here to read Ohio Governor DeWine’s press releases regarding Coronavirus/COVID-19

 Important Cuyahoga County Government Information Regarding COVID-19

  • On March 10, 2020 Cuyahoga County Government opened the County’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and Joint Information Center (JIC) in response to confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County and Governor Mike DeWine’s Declaration of Emergency for Ohio. Read More.
  • On March 11, 2020 County Executive Armond Budish declared a State of Emergency for Cuyahoga County in response to COVID-19. The State of Emergency declared by the County is in-line with declarations by the State of Ohio and others. Read More.
  • Cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Cuyahoga County. Stay up to date on the County’s response. Click Here.
  • Cuyahoga County COVID-19 information. Click Here.
  • The North Royalton Library will be reopening June 1, 2020 for curbside and drive-thru window service.
  • On May 14, 2020 Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish signed an Executive Order requiring that all those entering County buildings and facilities wear a face mask.
  • Cuyahoga County Board of Health Updates and Daily Briefings. Click Here.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has made Temporary Assistance for Needy Families funds available to assist families affected by COVID-19. Eligible families should apply to Cuyahoga Job and Family Services immediately funds are limited. Visit https://bit.ly/2yaM2X0 for details. 

Cuyahoga County Small Business Stabilization Fund Established

  • Cuyahoga County has established a Small Business Stabilization Fund. Read More. The Small Business Administration (SBA) currently offers two loan programs that we’ve been directing our communities small businesses to when they call our Small Business Resource Center (216-452-9714). The problem is that not everyone will qualify for these programs. Even if you do, you may have to wait weeks or months for the cash to arrive. An the paycheck protection program ran out of money already! So to fill these gaps, the county has created the small business stabilization fund. They have raised over $4 million for the fund, and are continuing to fundraise. The fund will make grants to business with up to 20 employees, and loans for businesses up to 500 employees. Grants can be up to $5,000, loans up to $50,000.
  • Businesses can begin applying for the grants or loans today by filling out a business association application on the county’s website at cuyahogacounty.us/stabilizationfund. The goal is to start getting money into the hands of small businesses during the week of April 27th.

Important North Royalton City School District Information Regarding COVD-19

  • Click Here to view the March 12, 2020 Message from North Royalton City School District Superintendent Greg Gurka regarding the Closure of the School District due to COVID-19.
  • By order of Governor Mike DeWine the North Royalton City School Disrict will remain CLOSED for the 2019-2020 school year ordered by the Governor. All school events scheduled to take place between now and then remain CANCELED. This includes all athletic practices, scrimmages, club meetings, and any activity that is part of our school program.  Last Day of School remotely is  May 22, 2020. Additionally, Serpentini Stadium is CLOSED. Students teachers will be doing online educational instruction with the students during the closure.
  • Free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Click Here for more info. 
  • Bagged Lunches/Breakfasts begin March 18, 2020. The North Royalton City Schools’ Food Service program will be providing the opportunity for a daily bagged lunch and a breakfast for the next day for students at no charge beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The details of this program are as follows: Parents who are interested in their student receiving a meal should complete this electronic form by Clicking Here or call 440-582-9041 for each child, by 5:00pm the day before the meal is requested. The form or phone call must be completed daily. Parents may pick up the meal at North Royalton High School between the hours of 10:00am-11:15am. Monday through Friday by entering driveway #4 and pulling up to the side of the building on the left. Stop at the ramp with the yellow railing for meal pick up (Door #26). There will be a sign to direct you to the location. Once you provide your child’s name and school to the food service worker, you will receive the meal.
  • For additional updates directly from the North Royalton City School District Click Here to view their special COVID-19 Website

North Royalton City Government Important Updates Regarding COVID-19

  • Click Here to view the Current Updates and Messages from Mayor Larry Antoskiewicz and City Alerts regarding COVID-19.
  • Click Here to view the City of North Royalton Facebook Page with COVID-19 Updates.
  • Click Here to view the March 16, 2020 Message to small business owners from North Royalton Community Development Director Tom Jordan.
  • On June 13th the Memorial Park Playground was reopened by the Mayor as well as the outdoor restrooms too. Before reopening the playground a product known as MicroShield 360, which is being used in other municipalities and businesses was used to sanitize the playground. It is a clear, odorless, colorless, antimicrobial coating that is EPA registered and FDA approved and is being utilized at not only the playground but also our outdoor restrooms, pavilions, skate park, tables, and eventually city buildings, to help reduce the spread of pathogens, including COVID-19, for an entire year.
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in compliance with State House Bill 197, Council members may attend and participate in the May 19, 2020 North Royalton City Council meeting by online teleconference. To view the meeting, please Click Here. For the Zoom Meeting ID and Password questions contact 440-237-4260.                                                                                                                      

Important Information Regarding Rumpke Waste & Recycling Collection:

  • Rumpke is closely monitoring the rapidly changing public health environment and following sanitary protocols recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as OSHA. Employees have been instructed to follow CDC recommendations regarding proper hand washing and sanitization. Rumpke’s safety team is reinforcing that field employees, including drivers, landfill and recycling team members, continue to wear required personal protective equipment, including gloves and protective eye wear. It has elevated cleaning procedures, reinforcing cleaning of frequently touched surfaces inside its facilities. Rumpke is encouraging office personnel to limit travel and conduct meetings virtually, when possible, and has suspended public tours of Rumpke sites as well as participation in public events through the end of April.
  • Residents can help Rumpke by bagging all trash, thereby reducing employee exposure to items like used tissues and other personal hygiene products. Ensure you only place the correct items in your recycling container. Remember items such as tissues, napkins and paper cups aren’t accepted. Rumpke is experiencing higher call volumes at this time, so if you have a question, please consider contacting Rumpke Customer Service via email at Rumpke.com or through Facebook private message.
  • This continues to be an evolving situation, and Rumpke said it will continue to adjust its policies and procedures in accordance with recommendations from national and local authorities to ensure the safety of its employees and customers.
  • To further slow the spread of COVID-19, some operational changes will be made to help reduce potential exposure to our staff, while also being mindful of the safety and well-being of our community.
  • Our Saturday drop-off station, located at 11545 Royalton Road, will be closed until further notice.
  • Daily curbside trash and recycling pick-up will remain as scheduled.
  • Residents can call the Service Department at 440-582-3002 with questions.

North Royalton Food Bank

During these difficult times, the North Royalton Food Bank is reaching out to the community to assist in its efforts to serve those in need. Anyone who would like to give, by donating food or monetary donations, can contact the food bank directly at 440-237-7958, ext. 200. The North Royalton Food Bank is located at 11680 Royalton Road (entrance is off Abbey Road). Non-perishable items sought include: spaghetti noodles and sauce, canned fruit, dry cereal, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese, tuna, canned chicken, beef stew, chunky soups, saltine crackers, Jell-O and pudding, rice and complete pancake mix, as well as hygiene products.

If you are in need of monthly food assistance, you can also call St. Albert the Great Church at 440-237-6760 for information on their food pantry requirements.

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North Royalton COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 cases are throughout Cuyahoga County, including even here in North Royalton per the reporting from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. Click Here for updates. Click Here to view an important message from Fire Chief Robert Chegan about COVID-19 cases in North Royalton.

North Royalton Family YMCA

  • North Royalton Family YMCA has announced it anticipates reopening, beginning May 26, 2020 and has incorporated several precautions to ensure the safety of both members and staff: sanitizing the facility, updating cleaning procedures, increasing cleaning and sanitizing materials, designing environments that support social distancing, screening visitors and having their staff wear masks and gloves. Click Here for more updates from the North Royalton Family YMCA.

North Royalton Baseball Boosters  2020 Season Update

The NRBB has decided to move forward with a summer recreation baseball and softball program, after working with the city to open the fields based on the NRBB’s COVID-19 Guidelines. The summer program will be very different and details are still in the planning stages. The first course of action will be to refund all recreation players registered in the spring program. Once refunds are processed, registration for the new program will open, and run for a fairly short period of time which has not yet been determined. The goal of this effort is to provide a FUN summer activity for the youth of our community.The summer program’s intent is to be instructional for some younger ages and games for others. The number of participants will dictate what can be offered. In some cases and if registration is too low, the NRBB may still need to shut down that specific age group, and issue refunds. The program will most likely run through the end of July. The number of participants, available and open fields, city staff resources and coaching resources will influence what is and can be offered. The cost of this program will be a flat $25 fee. Uniforms will not be issued. There will also be guidelines for all to follow. Please check this Google Drive link. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tEIHGXsGZycUMPvA65BI_AcK2Z6_v_4a/view?usp=sharing

Municipal Income Taxes

  • Ohio’s Municipal income tax returns and payments for tax year 2019 with a due date of April 15, 2020 have been extended to July 15, 2020.  Estimated payments for the first and second quarters of tax year 2020 have also been extended to July 15, 2020.
  • No request for extension or other filing is required to receive these extensions.
  •  No late filing or late payment penalties, or interest, will be imposed for the period of April 15, 2020 through July 15, 2020 for these extended filings and payments. Read More.

Community Meetings & Events Canceled or Postponed Due to COVID-19

  • Cub Scout Pack 218 Annual Pancake Breakfast at Royal Redeemer Church Scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been CANCELED.
  • Royalton Hills Lions Club’s Annual Poor Man’s Raffle Scheduled for March 14, 2020 at American Legion Post #703 has been CANCELED. The club hopes to re-schedule at a later date.
  • Community Cafe at Saint Albert the Great Church Scheduled for March 16, 2020 has been CANCELED.
  • Saint Albert the Great Church’s “St. Patrick’s Day Benefit” Scheduled for March 14, 2020 has been POSTPONED and is re-scheduled for May 16, 2020. Read More.
  • North Royalton Business Group Spring Networking Happy Hour Scheduled for March 27, 2020 at BlueLine Classics, LLC has been CANCELED.
  • North Royalton Community Meal at Saint Albert the Great Church Scheduled for March 29, 2020 has been CANCELED.
  • North Royalton Garden Club has CANCELED their Rain Garden & Rain Barrel Workshop Scheduled for March 30, 2020 and will be re-scheduled at a later date to be announced.
  • North Royalton Athletic Boosters Night at the Races Fundraiser Scheduled for April 4, 2020 has been CANCELED and re-scheduled for April 2021. All ticket and horse sales will be reimbursed.
  • North Royalton/Broadview Heights Rotary Club’s Easter Egg Hunt Scheduled for May 5, 2020 at Memorial Park has been CANCELED.
  • North Royalton Lion’s Club Raffle Scheduled for May 8, 2020 has been CANCELED.
  • North Royalton Alumni Association has CANCELED their Annual Social that was scheduled for May 9, 2020. As of this date, the Wing Ding set for July has been POSTPONED. Please keep an eye on the website for ongoing information. www.noroalumni.org
  • North Royalton Garden Club’s Garden Fest Scheduled for May 23, 2020 has been CANCELED.
  • City of North Royalton Shred day has been RE-SCHEDULED to Saturday August 1, 2020.
  • North Royalton Fire Department has CANCELED all CPR Classes, public appearances and car seat installations at this time.
  • North Royalton Pet Carnival and the North Royalton Community Festival has been CANCELED. There were simply too many uncertainties surrounding public gatherings, as well as financial burdens for vendors. Hopefully, if state restrictions are eventually lessened, the City and Chamber of Commerce will see if an event can be held in the fall for the community.
  • For Additional Updates Click Here to view the City of North Royalton Facebook Page.

North Royalton Restaurants and Bars offering Carryout/Delivery due to COVID-19 

Governor DeWine has ordered ALL of Ohio’s Restaurants and Bars CLOSED to “eat in” due to the COVID-19. Read More. While the health and safety of residents must be top priority, most of all of the restaurants and bars in North Royalton are small, locally owned businesses. Remember that you can still order delivery and carry out. In order to make life easier for residents I have put together a list of businesses plans to operate moving forward due to COVID-19 (See Below List). Please help our businesses and by working together we can help ensure they don’t have to permanently close their doors! I ask all residents to use the hashtag #SupportNOROBusinesses and snap a picture of the food you got and give a shout out on Social Media so your fellow neighbors, family, and friends can share the word on what’s available in our city. I thank you for your support! Email me at ward3@northroyalton.org if you have more businesses I can add to the list below.

CLICK HERE to View North Royalton Restaurants and Bars offering Carryout/Delivery due to COVID-19 List


List of North Royalton Grocery Stores

Click Here to View List of North Royalton Grocery Stores and special hours for elderly/high risk customers due to COVID-19

Click Here to view a Check List  from the Ohio Department of Health on how to Safely go Grocery Shopping with COVID-10


List of Local North Royalton Businesses Selling Face Masks or Coverings

Click Here to View List of Nort Royalton Businesses Selling Face Masks or Covering

#MaskUpNRWard3 & #MaskUpNoRo Initiative Click Here to learn more on how to get a FREE Masks


North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Buddy Program

Mission: Councilman Dan Langshaw launched on March 20, 2020 North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Buddy Program, to establish a North Royalton Ward 3 “buddy” system in North Royalton, Ohio to ensure vulnerable and hard-to-reach community members stay connected to COVID-19 related news, food, services, and help keep a positive morale to get through the COVID-19 emergency safely.

How to get a Buddy?

North Royalton Ward 3 residents who are interested in having a buddy are to contact Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw via email at ward3@northroyalton.org, or online at http://www.danlangshaw.com/contact or by phone at 440-785-4240. We especially want elderly residents, residents living alone, those with health conditions making them high risk to COVID-19, and just residents who want to have an extra neighbor to check in on them. (Note: Residents not living in Ward 3 who want a buddy will not be turned away).

How to be a Buddy Volunteer?
Any North Royalton Ward 3 residents who are interested in volunteering to be a buddy are to contact Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw via email at ward3@northroyalton.org, or online at http://www.danlangshaw.com/contact or by phone at 440-785-4240. (Note: Residents not living in Ward 3 who want to be a buddy will not be turned away). Once you volunteer to become a buddy, then Councilman will pair the two buddies together. Every effort will be made to have folks in the same neighborhood paired up. Councilman Langshaw will make the initial introductions, provide a buddy program checklist, and then the buddies will determine the frequency/means of check ins. Due to serious safety concerns with COVID-19 it is strongly urged that buddy communications are done by phone, email, Facebook, video chat, and other means till deemed safe by proper state and local authorities.

How the Program Works?
How the North Royalton Ward 3 Neighborhood Buddy Program for the COVID-19 Emergency works. Buddies will contact each other on a daily basis or a frequency they both mutually agreed upon. The volunteer buddy will have an emergency contact of their buddy in case they are unable to be reached. The volunteer buddy when contacting their assigned buddy will go thru a basic checklist to ensure their buddy is ok and then can discuss anything they like to talk about as buddies. Due to serious safety concerns with COVID-19 it is strongly urged that buddy communications are done by phone, email, Facebook, video chat, and other means till deemed safe by proper state and local authorities. Once buddy volunteer makes contact with their assigned buddy they are to email Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw at ward3@northroyalton.org a quick update on their buddy as follows: that they have made contact and if their buddy needs any assistance.

Check out the North Royalton Ward 3 Buddy Program Facebook Page by Clicking Here.

Click Here to view a recent The Post Newspaper story on the program.

Note: This program is a voluntary neighborhood program established by North Royalton Ward 3 City Councilman Dan Langshaw on March 20, 2020 and is not affiliated with any specific group, organization, or part of the North Royalton City government. All those participating are expected to take all appropriate safety measures to not put their life or others at risk during the COVID-19 Emergency.


Bags of Joy Project

Blossom Hill, a residential care facility for individuals with developmental disabilities here in North Royalton, has partnered with Ward 3 Councilman Dan Langshaw on a project called Bags of Joy (#BagsOfJoyNoRo).

Staff members from Blossom Hill and Councilman Langshaw will donate items for these bags such as chalk, crayons, stickers, little toys, and etc for students at each of the elementary schools in North Royalton if a bag is requested. (Students can be from anywhere in North Royalton and don’t have to live in Ward 3). The bags will also include a positive note to the kids saying that we are proud of them and wishing them a great summer.

This project is completely voluntary. If a parent would like a bag for their child, then should contact Councilman Langshaw at ward3@northroyalton.org and request a Bag of Joy. In the email, please include your home address, the elementary school the child attends and first name of the child so each bag can be personalized. Once we get requests and the bags are completed. Blossom Hill Staff will drop off each of these bags at the student’s house, and with proper social distancing, as a nice surprise to help them get through this COVID-19 Emergency.


North Royalton Ward 3 Town Hall Meetings & Virtual Coffees on COVID-19

Meeting March 20, 2020 North Royalton Ward 3 Tele/Facebook Live COVID-19 Town Hall

March 23, 2020 North Royalton Ward 3 Tele/Facebook Live COVID-19/Stay Home Order Town Hall Meeting

March 28, 2020 Virtual North Royalton Ward 3 Monthly Constituent Coffee

April 3, 2020 North Royalton Ward 3 Zoom/Facebook Live COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting

April 17, 2020 North Royalton Ward 3 Zoom/Facebook Live COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting

April 25, 2020 Virtual North Royalton Ward 3 Monthly Constituent Coffee

May 13, 2020 North Royalton Ward 3 Zoom/Facebook COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting

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