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Last Updated: Friday, April 3, 2020

Stay at Home Order Extended through May 1

Under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton’s director order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 has been extended through May 1, 2020.

For more information on what this order means for you, visit Stay at Home Order FAQ

Mental Health Crises

The Talbert House 281-CARE crisis hotline will be available 24/7 if you or a loved one need assistance: 513-281-2273 or text “talbert” to 839863

Schools Closed until Monday, May 4

Ohio schools to stay closed through at least May 1, 2020. For home schooling resources and ideas, visit healthcareaccessnow.org/bright-spot/

Metro Bus

METRO BUS SCHEDULE BEGINNING MARCH 29
Effective Sunday, March 29, Metro will temporarily suspend all fare collection and implement a modified service schedule to continue providing essential service to the community as safely as possible, while balancing service level needs.

https://www.go-metro.com/

Unemployment Benefits

If you are affected financially from the mandatory closing of your place of work, employment benefits have been expanded. Apply for unemployment benefits ASAP at unemployment.ohio.gov/. Call 877-644-6562 only if you do not have internet access. For detailed guidance view or download How-to-Help-Unemployment-Claimants.pdf

No-Cost Legal and Long-Term Care Advocacy

Have a legal or long-term care issue? If you are 60 or older and live in Ohio, you are eligible for Pro Seniors’ no-cost legal and long-term care services. Call (800) 488-6070 to schedule an appointment. Details and resources are also at www.proseniors.org

Hamilton County Jobs and Family Services PRC

Residents of Hamilton County can potentially access funds through a public program called PRC (Prevention, Retention and Contingency).

Eligibility requirements for PRC are:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Must have at least 1 dependent (minor child)
  • Must meet income requirements of 200% of Federal Poverty Guideline

200% of Federal Poverty Level

Family Size Income Limit
1 2,082
2 2,819
3 3,555
4 4,292

Based on Gross Monthly Income

Eligible families can apply on line via the link below. Simply follow the instructions on the PRC link below.  Be sure to upload required documents to avoid delay in processing.

www.hcjfs.org/services/job-placement/prevention-retention-and-contingency-funds/

Coronavirus Testing

If you live in Cincinnati and feel like you may need to be tested for Coronavirus, do NOT head to urgent care or the ER.
(1) If you have a primary care doctor or pediatrician, CALL that doctor for advice. Do not walk into the office. CALL.
(2) If you don’t have a primary care doctor, CALL the Ohio Department of Health at 1-833-427-5634. They will tell you what to do next.

UC Health has a Drive-thru testing site, but you must have an appointment. You can call 513-41-Virus to get an appointment after getting a note from your doctor.

Internet Access

Charter Communications (Spectrum) is providing free broadband and wi-fi access for 60 days to households in need with K-12 or college students. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.

Evictions

Hamilton County Clerk of Courts  (513) 946-5700

Eviction proceedings are not being held right now. If eviction has been filed and a court date has already been set, it is being pushed out 45 days from the original court date. If the court date has not been set, the tentative dates will be around May 11th and after.

Electric and Gas Utilities

The Ohio Public Utilities Commission is extending its utility reconnect order to ensure that electric and natural gas utilities will not be discontinued during this emergency. For Southwest Ohio, please contact Duke Energy for more information.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Coronavirus 2019

Obtener la última información

www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index-sp.html

Ohio Department of Health

coronavirus.ohio.gov/

City of Cincinnati Health Department

www.cincinnati-oh.gov/health/covid-19/

National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI COVID-19 Resource Guide (PDF to view or download)

Community Action Agency Updates

www.cincy-caa.org/covid-19.html

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

CMHA Letter

CDC recommendations on pregnancy, infant health and breastfeeding

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Consumer Reports

Coronavirus Resource Hub

Multilingual Resources

CDC Flyers

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

Handouts in English, Spanish and Chinese

World Health Organization

who.int

Multiple types of information in 6 languages

English, Spanish, French, Russian, simplified Chinese and Arabic

Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio

ccoh.org

Follow on social media (Facebook) to get updates

Twin City PBS

tpt.org

Coronavirus:  An Almanac Special

Information in Somali, Hmong and Spanish

Includes Somali videos

MN Department of Health

Health.state.mn.us

Somali, Spanish, Hmong under News and Announcements

California Endowment

Calendow.org

Information in Spanish, Chinese and Hmong

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Social Services

Good resources for Spanish speakers.   See Facebook for updates

Colscss.org

Riverview International Center

Riverviewinternationalcenter.org

Sign up for email updates for needs in their community

King County

kingcounty.gov

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations

Fact sheet in 11 languages including Somali

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