Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is changing rapidly. Here we have gathered websites with regularly updated information, and community resources to help support families.
- Corona Virus Checklist: When to Contact a healthcare provider
- For more information about Covid-19 visit the Frequently asked questions at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – CDC Website
- Grocery Shopping tips during COVID-19
- The Ohio Latino Affairs Commission has created a page specifically with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) bilingual information.
While the situation with COVID-19 is concerning and uncertain, we are resolved to take all necessary action to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Ohio.
Please visit our Commission’s webpage on COVID-19 (Coronavirus) with English and Spanish language resources
- Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a call center to answer questions regarding coronavirus (COVID-19). The call center will be open 7 days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and can be reached at 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634).
- Cincinnati Compass: Coronavirus, School Closings and Immigrant and Refugee Families
We want to ensure all immigrant, refugee, and international community members are informed about COVID-19. Therefore, we have created a COVID-19 resource page for easier access to information, most of which is available in multiple languages. We have collected some basic information, resources, and webpages that are multilingual and that we hope you find useful. Please check back as we will continue to update and revise this resource page.Also, please let us know if you have information to add or information on the site needs updated. We are also working with the State of Ohio to ensure more multilingual resources come out. We appreciate your support in sharing this information with community members who need it.
- Public Charge Updates:
Seeking testing and treatment for COVID-19 will not be considered a public charge. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services encourages anyone—including foreign-born individuals—to seek medical treatment or preventative services.
Ohio is distributing vaccines in priority groups based on relative risk of exposure or developing serious illness. The initial phases are outlined below and are continuing to be updated by the Ohio Department of Health.
PHASE 1A (ONGOING)
- Front line hospital staff and healthcare workers
- Residents and staff at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and veterans homes
- EMS Responders
- Patients and staff at psychiatric hospitals
- People with developmental disabilities and those with mental health disorders who live in congregate living facilities and staff at those locations
PHASE 1B (STARTED MID JAN.)
- Seniors ages 65-69 (starts Feb. 8)
- Seniors ages 70+ (ongoing)
- Individuals with a developmental disability and qualifying medical condition* (started Jan 25; eligibility managed through County Boards of Developmental Disability Services, see details HERE)
- K-12 teachers and staff (ongoing in Feb.; districts will reach out to schedule based on timing from Ohio Department of Health: see info HERE).
- Individuals with severe congenital, developmental or early-onset, and inherited conditions. See list of qualifying conditions HERE (starts Feb.15).
If you are part of any of these groups click here to make an appointment for vaccination in Ohio
Sign up here to be notified when you can make an appointment based on vaccination phases in Hamilton County
The schedule for additional phases of vaccine administration has not yet been determined.
For the most update information on vaccination phases visit:
- Hamilton County Public Health – COVID-19 Testing Sites Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) is setting up walk-up and drive-through testing sites throughout the County. Testing will be available at no cost (for those without health insurance)
- More information: COVID-19 Nasal Swab testing sites: for detection of active disease
Testing sites continue to change on a weekly basis. Please continue to stay updated on testing sites for Covid-19 available to you through your state’s websites:
Each site may have different criteria for testing (symptomatic and asymptomatic), so please see specifics for each site.
- Good Samaritan Free Health Center of Price Hill:
3727 St. Lawrence Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45205
Accepting new patients. The goal is to provide uninsured adults in Hamilton County, who are disproportionately at risk for chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension, the medical care they need to enjoy a higher quality of life. Volunteers are the primary providers of care, which also includes specialties, dental, and behavioral healthcare.
Phone Number: (513) 246-6888
- 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. If an office visit is necessary, patients will be contacted immediately to schedule an appointment. The centers accept Medicaid and most major private insurance and offer income-based fees for patients without insurance.
Hours: Monday–Thursday: 7AM – 5PM. Friday: 7AM – 1PM
- Bobbie Sterne Health Center, Over-the-Rhine
- Crest Smile Shoppe, Avondale
- Millvale at Hopple Street Health Center, Millvale
An on-call dental provider can be reached after-hours at 1-866-485-0271.
- St. Vincent de Paul: Deaconess Health Check Charitable Pharmacy
The Charitable Pharmacy has waived certifications and created an emergency voucher process for those eligible and without medication access.
- Maritza Maldonado-Dyer, Consejera/educadora.
Hispanic individuals can call her for orientation for resources in Cincinnati. She can help with information about where to go specifically for services for Covid-19. Phone number: (513) 313-7615
- CAA Mobile Food Pantry: Free Fruits and Vegetables
The second Tuesday of the month, 11:00 am-1:00 pm
The Welcome Project
2936 Colerain Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45225
The third Wednesday of the month, 2:00 pm- 4:00 pm
Community Action Agency
1740 Langdon Farm Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237
The fourth Monday of the month, 9:00-11:00 am
Tryed Stone New Beginning Church
5550 Reading Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45237
- The “COVID Resource List” lists the restaurants providing food for children, also information on how to get tested, how to file unemployment, etc. Resource List
- Free Store Foodbank
Undocumented clients are welcome to come in and get food. They are encouraged to bring any kind of ID (passport, consular ID card, A# identification). They do not need a social security number to obtain food.
There are three Spanish-speaking staff who work at the Freestore.
For the time being, the Freestore has suspended all of their other services and are only focusing on food distributions. All clients are welcome to come once a month to get food.
Our Liberty Street Market (112 E. Liberty St., 45202; is open Mon-Fri from 8:30am to 3:00pm).
- Freestore Foodbank Partner Agencies are food pantries, soup kitchens & shelters, located in 20 counties through-out OH, KY & IN. For detail information about location click here. NOTE: Hours of operation change without notice. Please call agency before visiting to confirm hours & eligibility requirements.
- The Healing Center Cincinnati 11345 Century Circle W. Springdale, OH 45246
Every other week as a guest your household is able to shop in The Marketplace. To use this service please come to the Healing Center during our regular serving hours of Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday mornings of 9 am to 11 am or Thursday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. Please provide proof of residence, a piece of mail postmarked no more than 60 days ago with your name and current address, or a lease. No driver’s licenses or state identification can be accepted.
- St. Vincent de Paul: Ted and Becky Catino Food Pantry
Until further notice, the food pantry is only offering pre-packed food boxes, in a drive up format.
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30am-4:00pm. Saturdays 8:30-12:00pm. Call 513-562-8850 to request food.
- For His Glory Pantry ( 931 McPherson Avenue, Cincinnati, OH)
It is a 3-day emergency food pantry serving our neighbors in need living within the Price Hill Community area. For His Glory Pantry provides more than just food; we also offer prayer, Bibles, and a listening, loving heart. (in the following zip codes: 45204, 45205, and 45238.) Open every Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. You will need photo ID and proof of address
- Cincinnati Public Library – Free Meals: In an effort to combat hunger, The Library is partnering with UMC Food Ministry and La Soupe to bring meals to select Library locations.
- Frozen Meals for All Ages: On Mondays from 3-6 p.m., La Soupe will provide individual or family sized frozen meals for all ages, while supplies last. One meal per person. Youth do not need to be present to receive a meal. Info about Locations
- Meal Boxes for Youth: Meal boxes from UMC Food Ministry will be available for pickup on Mondays from 3-5 p.m. at the following locations while supplies last. Each box will include seven dinner meals and seven snacks. Youth do not need to be present to receive a box. All meals and snacks are shelf stable and ready to eat.Info about Locations
UTILITIES AND SHELTER
- Greater Cincinnati Water Works is not doing any water disconnections during our current state of emergency. If a customer had been disconnected prior to this moratorium, they can contact GCWW to ask for their water to be restored. Check out GCWW’s update here
- Duke Energy suspended disconnections due to non or late payments and offers flexible payment plans for those affected financially during the pandemic. For more information on how Duke is facing the pandemic and Covid-19 assistance, visit Duke’s website. If a customer has been disconnected prior to the moratorium, they can call Duke to request that their service be restored.
- For more precise information about the Freestore Foodbank rental assistance services at the Customer Connection Center (112 E. Liberty St.) feel free to contact the Director of Public Benefit Services, Mr. Ryan Luckie (513-357-4633, email@example.com). The rent and utility assistance line is 513-357-4687; they’ll be able to inform the customer about the eligibility process and available funds. Keep in mind that these funds are both spent and replenished relatively often, so customers could have to check constantly for availability.
- Rental and Housing Assistance
Cincinnati Ohio and Hamilton County rent assistance programs, housing programs, and non-profits offering support.
- How to stay safe during the pandemic
Please visit our youtube channel to find more videos about Covid-19 and other resources on our website.
- Child & Family Treatment Center Director, Dr. Maria Piombo provides tips to help manage parental and caregiver anxiety!
- COVID-19 Mental Health Q&A with Dr. Maria Piombo from Central Clinic Behavioral Health (Español)