Cleveland NBA All Star 2022

Mayor Justin M. Bibb Stands By Decision to Put Health and Safety of Cleveland Residents First


Wednesday, February 9, 2022 – Cleveland, OH –Mayor Justin Bibb—with full support of the departments of Public Health, Public Safety and the Division of Police—stands by his decision to put the health and safety of Cleveland residents first.

Statement from Mayor Bibb:
“Protecting the residents and visitors of Cleveland is our number one priority. After consulting with the departments of Public Safety, Public Health and the Division of Police, I made the decision to put the health and safety of our residents first. I know how tough the past two years have been on local businesses, especially the bars and restaurants. I understand the frustration of these businesses. I have and will continue to support them in their economic recovery along with the rest of the City, as we come out of the pandemic. However, this is a different time from the RNC and MLB All-Star game. The pandemic has had a significant impact on the City and its public safety forces. While we want people to enjoy themselves, we must lead by example and put safety first – not extending the hours is the right decision and in the best interest of the residents of the city of Cleveland and our visitors.”