The world is a scary place right now. As numbers continue to build around the COVID-19 outbreak and we practice social distancing and may have to self-quarantine, we all need a little something positive to get us through this time of crisis. Here are five positive newsbytes happening in CLE to get you through the coming days ahead.
Sometimes, all you need is a little Love.
After the cancellation of the NBA season, Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse began working on putting together a compensation plan to pay event staff and hourly employees. But until those details are sorted out, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love donated $100,000 through his foundation to help support the staff through this time of need.
Testing for the coronavirus is getting better.
The Cleveland Clinic is conducting on-site testing with an 8-hour turnaround on results. To increase those odds for a faster response, they’re working on implementing a drive-thru testing process which should be online within a few days.
Economic relief is coming.
If you’ve been affected financially in Northeast Ohio by the COVID-19 outbreak, the Hebrew Free Loan Association of Northeast Ohio is offering up to $1,500 in interest-free loans. You’re eligible if you’ve lost wages due to being unable to work, if you need childcare due to school closures, you’ve experienced small business losses or have related medical costs.
Your vote still matters.
Don’t be discouraged from hitting the polls for primary voting. If you’re uneasy about waiting until Tuesday, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is holding in-person voting hours Friday thru Monday.
The Cleveland Indians’ Home Opener will catch some sun.
Major League Baseball announced a suspension in operations and a delay of two weeks for all opening day games — which means when this is all over, we’ll be able to enjoy a (hopefully) much warmer and relaxed trip to Progressive Field.