COVID-19 Resources

This list is currently being updated and and pulls from many sources around Cleveland. Please confirm with organizations directly, as offerings are changing regularly.

Information

When and How to Wash Your Hands:
https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

Ohio Department of Health:

833-427-5634

https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/

Cuyahoga County Board of Health:

216-201-2000

https://www.ccbh.net/coronavirus/

Cuyahoga County Emergency Management:

216-771-1363

https://ready.cuyahogacounty.us/

World Health Organization Coronavirus Information:

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

Information regarding organizing around the country & how to get involved:

https://itsgoingdown.org/autonomous-groups-are-mobilizing-mutual-aid-initiatives-to-combat-the-coronavirus/

CARE FOR YOUR CORONAVIRUS ANXIETY
https://www.virusanxiety.com/
Resources for anxiety and your mental health in a global climate of uncertainty.

 

Food Distribution

Greater Cleveland Food Bank:

216-738-2265

https://www.greaterclevelandfoodbank.org/

Cleveland Metropolitan School District:

216-838-0000

https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/Coronavirus

The District will try to help families during the break by providing meals to go for children 18 and younger, as well as shuttle service to and from the 22 pickup sites. Schools also will provide instructional material for students to use during their time off.
Click here for the school meal flyer.

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Cleveland will be distributing pickup meals for kids from noon to 1 p.m. weekdays at the following Club locations: Broadway, 6114 Broadway Ave., Cleveland 44127; King Kennedy, 2561 E. 59th St., Cleveland 44104; and Saint Luke’s, 2705 Martin Luther King Jr., Cleveland 44104

Free Food Pantries
(City-wide map of free meals and food distributions)
Asian Services in Action, Inc. 3631 Perkins Ave., Suite 2A-W (216) 881-0330
Fatima Family Center, 6600 Lexington Avenue , (216) 391-0505
Church of God and True Holiness Temple, 7710 Euclid Avenue (216) 391-2167
Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2020 E. 79th Street, (216) 391-8448

Food giveaway every 1st Wednesday (April 1, May 6), 2:30-4:30 PM - Sterling Recreation Center, 1380 E. 32nd Street 44114 - (216) 664-2319

Food Delivery and Take-Out
Many MidTown and AsiaTown restaurants are open for takeout or delivery! Many are on delivery apps, but to best support these small businesses (and to get your order the fastest!), call directly and pick up. Please tip as if you’re dining in!

Ball Ball Waffle
Carry out (call ahead)
Waffles and ice cream, Portuguese style egg tarts, Hong Kong milk tea
Open Saturdays, 2pm to 4pm
Call to order egg tarts and egg roll pastries in advance by Friday at noon
(216) 282-3834

Map of Thailand
Carry out and delivery through Postmates and Door Dash
12pm-7pm
(216) 361-2220

Li Wah
Open Friday to Sunday for carry out, 11am - 9pm
(216) 696-6556

Emperor’s Palace
Carry out and delivery
11am to 9pm, Closed Mondays
216-861-9999

Sichuan Hot Pot
Carry out and delivery on Door Dash
12-10pm
(216) 523-1188

Pho Lee's
Carry out and delivery on Uber Eats
11am-8pm, closed Tuesdays
(216) 273-7093

Miega Korean BBQ
Carry out
12pm-6:30pm
(216) 432-9200

Angie's Soul Cafe
Carry out and delivery on Uber Eats, Grub Hub, Uber Eats, Postmates or order online
(216) 426-8890

Cafe Phix

Grab & Go coffee, wraps, and salads.
Call ahead for soup, breakfast sandwiches, hummus or boxed cofffee for pick up.

7:30am to 4:00pm, Monday thru Friday.
(440) 850-8318

Grocery Stores and Specialty Shops

Asia Food Company

1579 E. 38th Street

Open 11am - 6pm Monday to Friday; 10am - 7pm Saturday and Sunday

Park to Shop

1580 E 30th St

Open 9am - 8pm

Good Harvest Food Market
3038 Payne Ave

Open 9am to 8pm

Kim's Market

3700 Superior Ave

Open 11am to 9pm, Tuesday to Sunday

Tink Holl

1735 E 36th Street

Open 9am to 8pm

(216) 881-6996

Gust Galluci's Italian Foods

6610 Euclid Avenue

8am - 6pm

Call ahead (216)-881-0045 for curbside pickup

 

Financial & Utility Support

Hebrew Free Loan:

E-mail team@interestfree.org

https://interestfree.org/coronavirus-covid-19-emergency-fund-press-release/

Click here for their Coronavirus emergency loan application.

Beginning March 16, Charter Communications will offer free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps.

To enroll, call 844-488-8395.

Free internet for 60 days (low income/students):

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, new Internet Essentials customers will receive two free months of Internet service.

 

If you are facing eviction and would like to resist, please send contact via email to: therhizomehouse@protonmail.com

 

Disaster Loan Declaration Loan

 

Utilities & Service Providers-coronavirus information on individual pages
FirstEnergy
AEP
Columbia
Dominion Energy
AT&T
Spectrum
Ohio Electric Cooperatives

 

For Businesses

HFLA
HFLA will provide expedited interest-free loans of up to $1,500 for purposes including (but not limited to): lost wages due to being unable to go to work, child care costs due to school closures, small business losses, related medical costs.

To apply visit interestfree.org, team@interestfree.org, or call 216.378.9042

Honeycomb Credit
The Honeycomb Relief Loan program: loans up to $50,000 with a 6-month interest-only period. If you’re a small business,

visit: https://www.honeycombcredit.com/relief

Ability for Bars and Restaurants to Return Unopened Liquor
For bar and restaurant owners that have stocked up on alcohol in expectation of St. Patrick’s Day, NCAA or other events that drive bar and restaurant traffic, bar and restaurant owners have an opportunity to return unopened, high proof liquor products purchased in the last 30 days back to the agency of purchase.

For information on this program, please contact 877-812-0013 or ohioliquorinfo@com.ohio.gov.

Restaurant resource group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2796578053760831/

 

ODJFS SharedWork Ohio. SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/SharedWorkOhio/

 

 IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief. The IRS has established a special section focused on steps to help taxpayers, businesses and others affected by the coronavirus. This page will be updated as new information is available. https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus

 

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers from the CDC. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. The CDC is working across the Department of Health and Human Services and across the U.S. government in the public health response to COVID-19. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Combating the Coronavirus: The U.S. Chamber is working closely with the White House, U.S. government agencies, and foreign government officials to inform and equip businesses with the most important and up-to-date information to prevent the spread of the virus and prepare businesses for the near and long-term impact. https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus.

 

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus Response Toolkit: The U.S. Chamber has compiled CDC’s coronavirus recommendations for businesses and workers across the country. https://www.uschamber.com/coronavirus-response-toolkit.

 

SBA Disaster Assistance Resources for Businesses

 

Disaster Loan Declaration Form

 

SBA loans: Small business owners that have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus can provide information about the impact to businesshelp@development.ohio.gov. This information will be helpful for Ohio’s application for support. In the interim, general information about the economic injury assistance loans can be found here https://www.sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19.

 

 Economic & Community Development Institute Loan Program. The Economic & Community Development Institute Loan Program helps fund startups and small businesses. https://www.ecdi.org/invest/loan-program

 

ODSA: Economic Damage Assessment Survey Filling out the Ohio Development Services Agency’s Economic Damage Assessment Survey will determine damage related to economic impacts in Ohio. After filling out the survey, federal, state or local agencies may reach out to you through the contact information provided if you indicate your interest. https://odsa.force.com/EDASurvey.

 

Restore Your Economy.  This page has several resources for economic development leaders to help support their economies in the short- and long-term. https://restoreyoureconomy.org/index.php?src=gendocs&ref=COVID-19%20Resources&category=Main

 

International Economic Development Council The International Economic Development Council put together these resources to help you stay informed on this rapidly evolving situation. https://www.iedconline.org/news/2020/03/09/default/iedc-novel-coronavirus-response/

 

TeamNEO: Resource list from the state’s non-profit business arm. https://teamneo.org/covid19/

 

GCP Webinar for Small Business Guidance and Resource Loans

 

For Employees

You can perform many of the JFS county office functions you need at

http://benefits.ohio.gov OR by calling 1-844-640-6446.

Unemployment benefits will also be available for eligible individuals who are requested by a medical professional, local health authority, or employer to be isolated or quarantined as a consequence of COVID-19, even if they are not actually diagnosed with COVID-19. In addition, the waiting period for eligible Ohioans to receive unemployment benefits will be waived. FAQ; unemployment.ohio.gov

Asian Services in Action is currently open but not receiving any in-person appointments. Case workers are assisting clients to apply for unemployment benefits, as well as other social services (food assistance and other benefits) in any language.

Call (216) 881-0330.

SharedWork Ohio is a voluntary layoff aversion program. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain trained staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, the participating employer reduces affected employees’ hours in a uniform manner. The participating employee works the reduced hours each week, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) provides eligible individuals an unemployment benefit proportionate to their reduced hours

Dave's Market is hiring temp and permanent workers for those who may find themselves in need of employment at this time. https://www.davesmarkets.com/employment.shtml?fbclid=IwAR07CuSW93lSqd25jocpdpa9L_XI6XMNGLe0xRElulJ7J3kPTujhFek5eBw

Medical Resources

MetroHealth hotline:

440-59-COVID (440-592-6843) or https://www.metrohealth.org/…/coronavirus-covid-19/resources

CDC info on coronavirus:

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

Ohio Department of Health info on coronavirus:

https://odh.ohio.gov/…/…/know-our-programs/Novel-Coronavirus

Cuyahoga County Board of Health info on coronavirus:

https://www.ccbh.net/coronavirus/

Housing

Additional Resources

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry

LMM programs continue to provide food, shelter, housing, health & wellness needs to people experiencing life challenges. In coordination with our service partners, we're implementing infectious disease prevention policies and procedures specific to each of our sites. Keeping our valued clients, volunteers, partners, staff and the broader community safe is our top priority!

Scholastic Classroom Magazines

Scholastic Classroom Magazines are providing free online learning experiences for all grades while students are learning at home.

U-Haul

U-Haul is offering free storage for college students impacted by coronavirus changes. The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Click on uhaul.com/storage to find the store nearest you. Contact the store by phone or visit in person to take advantage of the offer.

Internet

Spectrum is offering free broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll, call 1 (844) 488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households.

Free shuttles at 11am from: Case (4050 Superior Ave) and Campus International (2160 Payne Ave). Student RTA passes are also still valid.

Are you a senior who needs help?

Senior Transportation Connection:

(216) 265-1489 or http://ridestc.org/

Cleveland Dept of Aging:

216-664-2833

Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services:

216-420-6700

Rose Center for Aging Well:

216-373-1913

Salvation Army – Harbor Light at 12645 Lorain Ave:

216- 781-3773

Looking for electronics?

Affordable Computers and Internet

Secure Electronic Waste Recycling Service

Virtual Engagement Ideas

Covid-19 Webinars Originating in Ohio (all are free unless otherwise noted)

March

 

26th

  1. Past Video: Jumpstart-Leading your Business for an Economic Crisis- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OI1K5wlCAw&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=85363285&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8dXN8fI3vr7ZqBZFvS0FVUCGbiIi7PCCiI85eg1uZsEuASnfCiA5SXajdKtZoz_l0pOOBKl0NTXWpMAvkxVu8tobHpJTF4234JZsbV3qmPExuTJP8&_hsmi=85363285

27th

  1. 10:00am – Montrose Group: COVID 19 Small Business Finance Options. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7726099289299834893

 

  1. 12:00 and 3:00 pm- G2G Consulting: Coronavirus response legislation, grant funding and SBA loan programs with updated information on the third pending legislative package. http://www.g2gconsulting.com/legislative-update/3-25-2020

 

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

30th

  1. 12:00pm EDT-Womens Business Center of Northern Ohio-What is the SBA Disaster Loan? So many questions. Come learn what the SBA Disaster loan is, whether you qualify, how to apply, the terms, eligible uses, and more. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/what-is-the-sba-disaster-loan-tickets-101217307692?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

31st

  1. 3:00pm-Greater Cleveland Partnership: Join Raymond Graves, Lead Lender Relations Specialist of the U.S. Small Business Administration's Cleveland District Office as he offers guidance to small businesses and shares loan resources they can use in this uncertain time. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2860779028156723468

 

April

 

2nd

  1. 1:00pm- Greater Cleveland Partnership: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources. https://www.gcpartnership.com/en/Coronavirus/For-Businesses

 

 

3rd

  1. 1:00 pm- CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefing to stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

10th

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

17th

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

24th

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

 

May

1st

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

8th

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

15th

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

22nd

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

29th

  1. 1:00 pm-CDFA COVID-19 Resource Center (collection of financing programs and resources to address disaster relief and recovery): Weekly Development Finance COVID-19 Briefingto stay at the forefront of the development finance community's mitigation and recovery efforts. https://www.cdfa.net/cdfa/cdfaweb.nsf/resourcecenters/COVID-19.html

 

 

Webinars not originating in Ohio (all are free unless otherwise specified) (please note time zones specified after time of day)

 

March

27th

  1. 12:00pm EST-Safety Chain: former FDA Chief Medical Officer David Acheson, MD, will update the food industry on the best ways to control the coronavirus in food facilities. Joining Dr. Acheson is Ben Miller, Ph.D., renowned epidemiologist and Senior Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs at the Acheson Group, for an all-facts, no-spin, 30-minute updateon this developing situation. https://info.safetychain.com/webinar-fsma-friday-coronavirus?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=FSMA%20Fridays&utm_term=tag&utm_content=webinar

30th

  1. 4:45pm EDT-Centre for Social Innovation: Artists, arts organizations, activists, and funders will come together on this panel to draw on the first wave of field data on the real economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on precarious workers in arts, culture, gig, event, and freelance communities. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/real-numbers-relief-for-vulnerable-arts-workforce-in-the-covid-19-era-tickets-100940090528?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
  2. 11:00am CDT-Urban League of Louisianna- COVID-19: Understanding SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Small businesses experiencing economic loss due to COVID-19 are now able to access the SBA’s economic Injury Disaster Loans. During this special webinar, participants will learn more about EIDLs: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-understanding-sba-economic-injury-disaster-loans-tickets-100990090078?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
  3. 6:30pm EDT-Diamond Nestegg- Online Only: How The Government & Companies Can Help Your Finances. Learn about the $2 trillion government stimulus plan & what companies are doing to help your wallet during the COVID-19 financial crisis. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/online-only-how-the-government-companies-can-help-your-finances-tickets-101054348276?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

April

1st

  1. 3:00pm EDT-Office of congressman David Trone: Covid-19 Business Resources. During this webinar, you will be able to learn and discuss important resources available to businesses in the community and across the nation during in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-business-resource-webinar-tickets-101124895284?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
  2. 3:00 pm EDT NDC: Advancing Our Communities During Covid-19 Crisis. In this webinar, you will learn about the current federal rescue efforts and how NDC is helping its clients and partners find solutions and craft programs to meet the immediate and long term economic development needs of their communities. https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/3330283687379482379?source=VIP+NDC+Client+Community

2nd

  1. 2pm EDT-C Douglass and Associates Inc.: HR, Workers' Compensation & COVID-19. The intersection of Workers' Compensation and COVID-19 is monumental. Hear from Leading Workers Comp Experts on how to navigate the process. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/webinar-hr-workers-compensation-covid-19-registration-101018344588?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
  2. 3:00pm EDT-Latino Economic Development Center- Disaster Planning and Resources for Small Businesses Affected by COVID-19. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/disaster-planning-and-resources-for-small-businesses-affected-by-covid-19-tickets-100300655962?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

 

9th

  1. 3pm JST- Zinnov LLC: Covid-19 Managing the Impact on Your Business. Impact of COVID-19 on the global business market and the best practices adopted by the organisations to ensure business continuity. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covid-19-managing-the-impact-on-your-business-tickets-101112072932?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

20th

  1. 7:00pm EDT- Femme X Columbia- We are in this Together - Unemployment 101- Episode four in the series will provide an opportunity to learn and chat with an expert to explore the worst unemployment situation we are faced with in our country’s history. This episode will focus on breaking down information about the unemployment system: who is eligible for unemployment and how to apply. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-are-in-this-together-unemployment-101-tickets-101214545430?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch