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File #: 202000984    Version: 1
Type: Motion Status: Adopted
File created: 7/30/2020 In control: Cincinnati City Council
On agenda: 8/5/2020 Final action: 8/5/2020
ORD/RES# date: ORD/RES#:
Title: MOTION, submitted by Councilmember Landsman, Beating COVID-19 and Helping to Reopen Schools Safely; We have lost 77 Cincinnatians to COVID-19 and our 14-day average of new cases remains close to Many efforts, including a requirement to wear masks, have helped to lower new cases. However, we are not currently beating COVID-19. Cases have spiked before, and we continue to get new cases every day. As a result, more people will lose their lives, our economy cannot fully reopen, and children and teachers cannot go back to school normally.; To change course, and to do so in a way that could help schools reopen safely, we must act now to significantly reduce if not eliminate daily new cases and hospitalizations.; As such, WE MOVE that the Administrations work with the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD), Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and other regional and state partners to: * Supporting and Partnering with CPS on Reopening. In an effort to better support the district, attempt to determin...
Sponsors: Budget and Finance Committee
Attachments: 1. Motion
Related files: 202001441
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MOTION, submitted by Councilmember Landsman, Beating COVID-19 and Helping to Reopen Schools Safely; We have lost 77 Cincinnatians to COVID-19 and our 14-day average of new cases remains close to Many efforts, including a requirement to wear masks, have helped to lower new cases. However, we are not currently beating COVID-19. Cases have spiked before, and we continue to get new cases every day. As a result, more people will lose their lives, our economy cannot fully reopen, and children and teachers cannot go back to school normally.; To change course, and to do so in a way that could help schools reopen safely, we must act now to significantly reduce if not eliminate daily new cases and hospitalizations.; As such, WE MOVE that the Administrations work with the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD), Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and other regional and state partners to: * Supporting and Partnering with CPS on Reopening. In an effort to better support the district, attempt to determine what resources the District needs from the city, and what the City's 14-day average of new cases must be in order for CPS parents, teachers, and Administrators to return to school safely. The Mayor and/or Councilmembers could assist in this effort and help support a working group that would tackle this question of new cases as well as issues of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and testing and tracing supports that the District may need. We can work together to achieve the lowest possible 14-day average of new cases while helping CPS with health- and safety-related supports, our children and teachers will be more likely to be able to return to school normally and safely. * Increased Enforcement to Address Non-Compliance. Determine what additional resources CHD will require to increase enforcement of mask requirements and the guidelines and policies relative to indoor gatherings, including bars and restaurants. Administration and CHD should also work with local bar and res...

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