CUYAHOGA FALLS — For residents who need assistance with errands or other tasks during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city is starting an initiative called "Cuyahoga Falls Cares" to coordinate finding a neighbor willing to help.

Mayor Don Walters said residents who are seeking help with tasks such as going to the grocery store or pharmacy, or taking their trash can to the curb, can call 330-971-8208, 330-971-5637, or email Those citizens wishing to provide help should call those same numbers or send an email to that same address.

"We will try to match you up with someone in your immediate neighborhood if possible," stated Walters in a video announcement posted Thursday afternoon. "…Please call if you need help or can give help. Together, we will get through this because Cuyahoga Falls cares."

Walters is also urging residents to participate in a Post-It Note campaign by posting their name, phone number, and address on doors of their neighbors in an effort to offer assistance to those who may not have family nearby who can help.

Reporter Phil Keren can be reached at 330-541-9421,, or on Twitter at @keren_phil.