Governor Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health have announced several measures intended to support the nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. These measures largely reflect directives from the Centers for Disease Control and the State of Ohio. Some state-level directives go even further than those issued at the federal level.
Latest Updates: Masks and social distancing are no longer required by the State of Ohio, though businesses still have discretion to mandate both in their facilities. Certain vaccines are now available to anyone 12 or older, though not all vaccines are approved for children and adolescents under the age of 16.
The City of Westlake has taken great care to adjust its operations to align with guidance on best practices as recommended by state, county and federal health professionals. The city is constantly evaluating those measures and whether more needs to be done to protect the safety and well-being of our community.
To help our residents and business owners, we have compiled a list of resources available to people in need of assistance during this difficult time.
These resources include messages detailing the city’s actions pertaining to the containment effort and links to information about available through various public and private organizations. Additionally, you'll find information about tax relief for businesses, low income loans and suspended insurance payment plans.
The City has been in touch with officials with the Cuyahoga County Board of Health about its efforts to distribute vaccines for Covid-19. The City has informed the County that it will make facilities available for vaccine distribution as determined appropriate by public health officials. We will continue to update this page with more information and links as new details become available:
From the Cuyahoga County Board of Health
From the City of Westlake
From the State of Ohio
From the CDC, federal government
For Employers & Employees
The Economic Development Department has compiled an extensive list of information on COVID-19 policies regarding essential businesses and employees, as well as available aid, on the department’s homepage.