Leaders of several Cleveland suburbs are making plans that could see them share police officers and firefighters in the event of a coronavirus outbreak in their departments.
Officials from Lyndhurst, Richmond Heights, Highland Heights, Mayfield Heights and Mayfield Village met Friday in Lyndhurst for a preliminary discussion about sharing resources if a coronavirus outbreak impacts them. The goal is to have a plan for a worst-case scenario where one city’s police officers or firefighters are forced to self-isolate and cannot work, Lyndhurst Mayor Patrick Ward said Monday.
“We are confident but cautious,” Ward said. “We’re confident we’re going to get through this but cautious by assuring we’re making all the plans we need to make.”