Information about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is changing rapidly. Here we have gathered websites with regularly updated information, and community resources to help support families.



    • Cincinnati’s Mask Ordinance 
    • Hamilton County Public Health Announces COVID-19 Testing Sites — Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) in partnership with the Cincinnati Health Department is setting up walk-up and drive-through testing sites in areas of concern throughout the County. Testing will be performed by the Ohio National Guard and will be available at no cost (for those without health insurance). Testing will be available on the following days at these locations:
      • August 3
        Aiken High School
        5641 Belmont Ave
        Cincinnati, OH 45224
        9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

      • August 5
        Forest Chapel United Methodist Church
        680 W Sharon Rd
        Cincinnati, OH 45240
        12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • 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:
    ● Ohio:
    Kentucky:  Drive-thru test sites:
    Additional testing options:
    Indiana: site may have different criteria for testing (symptomatic and asymptomatic), so please see specifics for each site.
    • The HealthCare Connection, in collaboration with TriHealth, will offer COVID-19 testing at their Lincoln Heights and Mount Healthy locations on Sundays from June – August 2020.  The COVID-19 testing will be conducted as drive-thru events.  Those who walk up will also be accommodated.  For additional information, please contact the HealthCare Connection at:
      (513) 588-3623 
        • Crossroad Health Center can attend new patients who have concerns.  The number is 513-381-2247.  They are seeing new patients, and they are doing phone visits for new patients as well. All patients are asked to do a phone visit first, and then if the patient needs to be seen in the office, they will see them, but they are trying to manage as many patients at home as possible. For most patients, a phone visit is $15 if they do not have insurance.  They will receive a bill in the mail. (They never send anyone to collections.)
          • Good Samaritan Free Health Center of Price Hill:
            3301 Warsaw Avenue 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



              • Su Casa Hispanic Center invites you to participate in the ditribution of fresh food boxes and PPE. 
              • Map of Food Distribution Hubs for Children in Cincinnati
                Attached is a map as well as an informational letter translated into our top languages regarding food distribution hubs for children who live within the CPS geographic area. Please share with your contacts who may need this critical information!
                Map of Locations for Food Distributions
                CPS Student Dining Service-Meal Distribution- English
                CPS Student Dining Service-Meal Distribution- Spanish
                CPS Student Dining Service-Meal Distribution- Arabic
                CPS Student Dining Service-Meal Distribution- French


                  Healthy meals will be available for pickup from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Meals will now be available at Evanston Academy, 1835 Fairfax Ave. Meals will no longer be available at Withrow University High School or the Frederick Douglass School. Families living near Douglass are encouraged to pick up meals at Evanston Academy.In addition, learning packets are available to students and families that do not have access to online learning and for pickup at the following sites from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.:
                  -Riverview East Academy, 3555 Kellogg Ave
                  -Roberts Academy, 1702 Grand Ave
                  -Oyler School, 2121 Hatmaker St
                  -Parker Woods Montessori School, 4370 Beech Hill Ave
                  -John P. Parker School. 5051 Anderson Pl

                  • 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), or share this FSFB Partner Agencies map with them:
                        • The Healing Center Cincinnati
                          Beginning March 18, The Healing Center will be providing pre-packaged grocery and personal care items in a drive-thru Wednesday-Saturday in the morning, 9am-11am, and Thursday evenings, 6:30pm-8pm. These will be the only services provided at this time.They will continue to post updates on social media and their website. For more information, call 513-346-4080.
                        • 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. 

                        UTILITIES AND SHELTER:

                        • Evictions in Hamilton County are not currently being held.  New eviction filings are being scheduled for hearing in May.  Eviction cases that were to be heard during this time are being reset for dates no earlier than May.
                        • GCWW 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.
                        • Duke is also not disconnecting electric/gas service at this time.  If a customer has been disconnected prior to the moratorium, they can call Duke to request that their service be restored.  The number they should call is 1-800-544-6900  Customers will likely still receive disconnection notices as Duke has not been able to quickly edit their automatic billing system to stop the notices being sent out.
                        • 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, 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.

                         OTHER RESOURCES:

                        • Cincinnati Community Resource Guide for Covid-19
                        • Endangered Language Project has information on COVID-19 in >150 languages, including Mam and Kaqchikel
                        • Ohio Department of Job and Family Services:
                          Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits
                          This is for individuals who are unemployed as a result of closings due to coronavirus.Individuals who are not proficient in English may call 1-877-644-6562 or their assigned processing center:
                          (Languages available: Spanish, French, Somali, Arabic, Mandarin (Simplified Chinese), Russian, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Burmese, Korean, Serbo-Croatian (Bosnian), Polish, Hindi/Indian, Hungarian)
                        • St. Vincent De Paul: Updates On Changes In Services Due To Health Concerns Around Coronavirus
                          St. Vincent de Paul is open and committed to serving our neighbors, even during this challenging time brought on by the Coronavirus pandemic. We are working to develop strategies and plans that allow us to both serve our neighbors in the best way possible, while at the same time protecting the health and well-being of our volunteers and staff. These plans may change as the situation evolves. Please check this page regularly for the most recent updates. POSTED MARCH 17
                        • SOCIAL SERVICES It is recommended that applications for all social services be made over the phone by calling 513-421-0602.
                        • BIRTH CERTIFICATES AND STATE IDS Vouchers remain available. Please call 513-421-0602.