Resources

Are you looking for additional ways to support the community? Stay #WeAreColumbusStrong with these resources:

To see the latest reported COVID-19 cases in your county, CLICK HERE.

The Ohio Department of Health call center is open 7 days a week from 9am – 8pm to answer questions
regarding COVID-19 at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).

Click on the links below for the latest information:

Ohio Department of Health coronavirus website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio vaccination scheduling tool



Information by county

Columbus Public Health

Franklin County Public Health

Delaware General Health District

Fairfield Co. Department of Health

Licking County Health Department

Madison County Health Department

Pickaway County Health Department

Union County Health Department


Click on the image below for more info on Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

Click on the links below for the latest information:

Ohio Department of Health coronavirus website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Ohio vaccination scheduling tool

Click here to search for vaccination locations by county or ZIP code

 

For testing and vaccination information, click on your local health department website below

Columbus Public Health coronavirus resources

Click here for vaccination information in Columbus and Worthington

Franklin County Public Health

Click here for vaccination information in Franklin County

Delaware General Health District

Click here for vaccination information in Delaware County

Fairfield County Department of Health

Click here for vaccination information in Fairfield County

Licking County Health Department

Licking Co. COVID-19 Vaccine Hotline: (740) 670-0949 Click here for vaccination information in Licking County

Madison County Health Department

Click here for vaccination information in Madison County

Pickaway County Health Department

Click here for vaccination information in Pickaway County

Union County Health Department

Click here for vaccination information in Union County


More Helpful Links

The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund has a resource guide for parents

“Responsible RestartOhio”: Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan for reopening Ohio’s businesses and workplaces

For those struggling to find jobs during the crisis
Unemployment benefits for affected workers

For a step-by-step guide to file your unemployment claim, go to unemployment.ohio.gov. Your benefits are retroactive to when you became eligible. File claims during non-core business hours, if possible.

Thousands of self-employed Ohioans, 1099 tax filers and part-time workers are eligible for unemployment benefits under the Pandemic Assistance Program

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has established a new toll-free number for individuals to notify the agency if they believe their personal information was compromised and used to file a fraudulent unemployment claim. They can also visit the agency’s website click on the “Report Identity Theft” button.

The Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation has developed a website specifically geared toward matching essential businesses with those looking for work

For those struggling to find food during the crisis
Mid-Ohio Food Collective
Lifecare Alliance Meals On Wheels
Ohio Association of Foodbanks

Help is available for those struggling with mortgages as a result of the pandemic

Businesses & non-profits: Apply for Economic Injury Disaster Loans from the Small Business Administration or call 1-800-659-2955.

 

 

Are the kids at home looking for something to do? Here are some great ideas:

  • Keep the kids fed – Columbus City Schools is offering “Grab-and-Go” style lunches to any children 18 and under. Get more information, maps, and locations here.
  • Write letters or create a work of art for the elderly! The residents of local nursing homes are not getting many visitors these days. Pull out the old craft bin, fire up the glue gun (with adult supervision of course) and create something they will cherish for a lifetime. Here is a directory of local nursing homes that would love to hear from you – but any nursing or retirement home would greatly appreciate something from you little ones!
  • Art For Kids Hub has a huge database of free videos that teach your kids different creative skills- like drawing, painting, and even origami!
  • Visit the San Diego Zoo from your home! Featuring live videos, children’s activities, photos & more!
  • The Cincinnati Zoo is bringing you “Home Safari,” with daily live informational videos with the zoo residents, as well as paired activities that follow!
  • Take a Virtual Tour at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institute! Including some previously unseen archives!
  • Kids Live Cupcake Class – Every Wednesday at 10am, decorate cupcakes in a fun and unsualy ways with Jenny!
  • Macaroni Kid is a valuable resource for lists of events and activities to keep your kids busy! 
  • Play Outside – Go for a walk, hang out in the yard, go to a park. (while keeping social distancing and handwashing in mind) Visit any of the Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks, featuring 19 outstanding natural area parks with more than 230 miles of trails and over 27,700 acres of land in seven central Ohio counties.
  • Ohio History Connection – While Ohio schools are closed, caregivers are tasked with educating kids at home. The Ohio History Connection team has developed a number of engaging and educational history resources that you and your family can easily access on their website. New content is added all the time, so check back often.
  • Keep the kids educated or entertained – A variety of educational websites are available for free. Through a collaborative effort, we’ve compiled a long list of them for you

We are always looking for great online or educational resources for kids. Email us with your suggestions.

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