Last Updated:  Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Test and Protect – COVID testing locations

Test and Protect aims to mitigate COVID-19 through rapid, efficient testing in those areas and organizations within Hamilton County that need it the most. Click here for testing sites.

Cincinnati mask ordinance: How it will work

Cincinnatians will be required to wear face coverings in public spaces to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Click here to know more about the mask requirement.

Lactation Support

For local lactation support during COVID-19, visit Lactation Support during the Pandemic

Local Resource List

For a wide range of resources available locally, visit Local Resource List.

Health Insurance

If you have lost work or otherwise need health insurance, see if you are eligible for Open Enrollment for a CAC Marketplace plan or Medicaid at Find Your Health Insurance Plan.

Emergency Dental Services

Interact for Health is pleased to provide funding so that three Cincinnati Health Department dental centers can remain open to handle urgent oral health needs. Patients must call any of the locations first for an evaluation by telephone or video call.

• Bobbie Sterne Health Center, Over-the-Rhine. 513-352-2927.
• Crest Smile Shoppe, Avondale. 513-352-4072.
• Millvale at Hopple Street Health Center, Millvale. 513-352-3196.

An on-call dental provider can be reached after-hours at 1-866-485-0271.

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

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 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

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 SizeIncome Limit

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.

Coronavirus Testing

Mildly ill patients are encouraged to stay home to self-isolate and contact their healthcare provider by phone for guidance about clinical management. Patients who have severe symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, should seek care immediately. Older patients and individuals who have underlying medical conditions or are immunocompromised should contact their physician early in the course of even mild illness.

If you have symptoms and suspect you have been exposed:

(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.


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.

Health Gap


The Center for Closing the Health GapUrban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio , The African-American Chamber of Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky, and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People are collaborating to provide COVID-19 information from organizations serving the African American underserved and marginalized populations in the Cincinnati region.

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Coronavirus 2019

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Ohio Department of Health

City of Cincinnati Health Department

National Alliance on Mental Illness

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

Freestore Foodbank

Community Action Agency Updates

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority

CMHA Letter

National Institute for Children’s Health Quality

CDC recommendations on pregnancy, infant health and breastfeeding

Coronavirus and Pregnancy

Consumer Reports

Coronavirus Resource Hub

Multilingual Resources

CDC Flyers

Handouts in English, Spanish and Chinese

World Health Organization

Multiple types of information in 6 languages

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

Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio

Follow on social media (Facebook) to get updates

Twin City PBS

Coronavirus:  An Almanac Special

Information in Somali, Hmong and Spanish

Includes Somali videos

MN Department of Health

Somali, Spanish, Hmong under News and Announcements

California Endowment

Information in Spanish, Chinese and Hmong

Our Lady of Guadalupe – Catholic Social Services

Good resources for Spanish speakers.   See Facebook for updates

Riverview International Center

Sign up for email updates for needs in their community

King County

COVID-19 Public Health Recommendations

Fact sheet in 11 languages including Somali