City of Cleveland Announces Vaccination Campaign with Support from Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA

City of Cleveland Announces Vaccination Campaign with Support from Cleveland Cavaliers and NBA

By Office of the Mayor

Community Support and COVID-19 Protocols for NBA All-Star Ticketed Guests Unveiled; NBA All-Star Expected to Generate More Than $100 Million in Economic Impact to Cleveland 

Today, Mayor Justin M. Bibb announced a vaccination campaign developed in partnership with the recently announced citywide COVID-19 Taskforce, that will receive support from the Cleveland Cavaliers and the National Basketball Association (NBA) ahead of NBA All-Star 2022 on February 18-20, which is expected to generate more than $100 million in economic impact, according to the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission.

The efforts to encourage vaccination, boosters and health education include:

  • The city’s public education campaign featuring NBA and Cavs personalities;
  • Special incentives when residents receive a vaccine/booster, including NBA All-Star tickets, merchandise and special autographed items, tickets to Cavs games and more; 
  • Additional financial donations, resources and support to aid citywide testing and vaccine efforts, including:
    • A donation of 10,000 rapid antigen tests and 100,000 N95 masks or similar to the COVID-19 Taskforce for distribution to schools and community-based organizations.
    • Cleveland Foundation’s Funders Collaborative for COVID Recovery.
  • The creation of additional pop-up vaccine sites in partnership with the COVID-19 Taskforce.

In addition, in anticipation of thousands of visitors coming to Cleveland to enjoy NBA All-Star events, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA and health officials worked in partnership to develop health & safety protocols for all ticketed guests attending NBA All-Star events. The protocols are guided by the most recent recommendations from the CDC and Cleveland Department of Public Health and are as follows:  

  • Before participating in any ticketed events, all guests aged five and up must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or of having a negative COVID-19 test. Fulfilling the testing option requires either a negative PCR test 48 hours before their first event or a negative antigen test the day of their first event.  
  • Full vaccination is defined by the CDC as one dose of the J&J vaccine or two doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. The city’s mask advisory is expected to remain in place through the weekend.

“The health and safety of our residents and visitors is a top priority,” said Mayor Bibb. “We are excited to bring this global event to Cleveland and want to ensure that everyone involved in NBA All-Star has a great experience while following necessary precautions to minimize the spread of COVID-19.”

Beyond the health and safety measures and contributions, the NBA and National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have committed to provide additional support to the city throughout the year, including more than $3 million in social and community impact. Those details will be announced in the coming weeks.  

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Cleveland Museum of Art

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The Cleveland Museum of Art (CMA) invites you to celebrate love in all its forms Sunday, February 14. Stroll through the galleries with your loved one and enjoy the NEW, highly anticipated special exhibition Stories from Storage. Other highlights include a love-inspired self-guided collection tour via the ArtLens App, which can be accessed on- and off-site, and sweet treats for purchase in Provenance Café.

For those who wish to cuddle up at home and visit the CMA virtually, a selection of high-level digital-engagement offerings—for which the CMA is known worldwide—is available online. Home Is Where the Art Is offers an abundance of online resources and activities to enjoy the museum’s collection and includes a host of engaging programs and events.

Share your CMA Valentine’s Day experience using #CMALoveStory.

The Cleveland Museum of Art is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum is closed Mondays.

CMA Valentine’s Day Activities

Featured Exhibition

Stories from Storage

Sunday, February 7, to Sunday, May 16

The Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Exhibition Hall and Gallery

More than 4,000 artworks from the Cleveland Museum of Art’s permanent collection are on view in the galleries. However, many works remain in storage for various reasons: some are light sensitive, some have condition issues, some have contested attributions, or others simply do not fit into the narratives or finite spaces of the galleries. Stories from Storage reveals approximately 300 works of art from storage. Visitors will encounter 20 stories—told by the museum’s 17 curators, as well as the director and the chief curator—that highlight works seldom on view, spanning the museum’s encyclopedic collection, from the ancient world to today. The unifying thread is the glimpse into storage that each story provides.

Tickets on Sale Now

Adults $12; seniors and adult groups $9; students and children ages 5 to 17 $6; children 5 and under and CMA members FREE.

Tickets can be reserved online at, at the box office or by calling 216-421-7350. FREE general admission tickets are also required.

Museum Gifts

CMA Membership

Share your love of art by purchasing a CMA membership for someone special. Recipients can take advantage of exclusive discounts and free exhibition tickets. Shop online at choose the perfect level for your loved one.

CMA Store
Celebrate your loved one with something from the CMA store. Members receive a 15% discount.

Artful Treats

Provenance Café

Enjoy a Valentine’s Day cookie for you and your sweetie. Members receive a 10% discount. 

Self-Guided Collection Tour

ArtLens App Tour

First Date 

Dive into the CMA’s collection with works chosen to inspire conversation and provoke “getting to know you” questions.

For more information on using the ArtLens App, visit ClevelandArt.orgThe ArtLens App is free to download to iPads or iPhones (iOS9 or higher) or to Android devices (5.0+) from the iTunes App Store or Google Play.

Photo: Scott Shaw Photography. Courtesy of the Cleveland Museum of Art