Staying in quarantine means you’re helping prevent the spread of the virus. It is for the safety of you, your family, and the community that you adhere to the quarantine. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers additional information about quarantine.
Being in quarantine can make it hard to get the supplies you need – like food, toiletries, medical supplies and medicine.
Below are resources to help get the things you need delivered to your home, so you can avoid going in public except to seek medical care.
Education and Activities
- ABC Mouse
- CMC Storytime - Children's Museum of Cleveland
- Cosmic Kids Yoga YouTube
- Fun Brain
- Google Arts and Culture
- Home Safari - Cincinnati Zoo
- Learning Resources - ABCs to ACTs
- Nightly Met Opera livestreams
- Open Culture
- Scholastic Learn-At-Home
- Virtual rides from Disneyland and Disney World
- 15 Broadway plays and musicals you can watch on stage from home
Food & Groceries
School District Meal Resources
CMSD is offering a meal pick-up program at 22 PreK-8 sites across the city. Meals will include breakfast and lunch and is open to all children 18 and younger, regardless of where they go to school – public, parochial, charter or private schools in Cleveland. Learn more.
Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, in partnership with AVI Food Systems, are also offering meal pick-up during the school closures. Learn more.
- Uber Eats is waiving delivery fees for all orders from independently owned restaurants on the app. You can find the independent restaurants by looking for the EAT LOCAL banner in the app. Delivery fees will be automatically waived on all applicable orders.
Local Food Resources
- Bagged lunches - Boys and Girls Club
- Food Pantry/Blessing Basement - Blessed Trinity
- Greater Cleveland Food Bank
- Meals for Seniors - Benjamin Rose
- FCC agreement. The FCC has worked with providers to waive late fees, not cutoff service for lack of payment, and open hot-spots.
- AT&T COVID-19 response: Offering open hot-spots, unlimited data to existing customers, and $10/month plans to low income families.
- Comcast COVID-19 response: Offering free WiFi for 2 months to low income families plus all Xfinity hot-spots are free to the public during this time.
- Sprint COVID-19 response: Following FCC agreement, providing unlimited data to existing customers, and, starting Tuesday, 3/17/2020, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
- T-Mobile COVID-19 response: Following FCC agreement, plus unlimited data to existing customers, and, coming soon, will allow all handsets to enable hot-spots for 60 days at no extra charge.
- Verizon COVID-19 response: No special offers, but following the FCC agreement.
Talking to Kids about COVID-19
- COVID-19 Resources for Kids and Families - PBS/CET
- PBS Kids: How to Talk to Your Kids
- Talking to Tweens and Teens - New York Times
- Aldi locations in Northeast Ohio are hiring temporary workers. Apply online.
- Amazon is opening more than 4,000 positions in Ohio while trying to meet the surge in demand caused by COVID-19. Learn more about open positions.
- Bartender Emergency Assistance Program - USBG Foundation
- COVID-19 and Unemployment - Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services
- FedEx and UPS are both hiring. Learn more about FedEx open positions and UPS positions.
- GOJO is hiring production workers in Cuyahoga Falls and Wooster to help meet the demand for Purell. Call 216 537-5527
- Marcs is hiring to support the increased demand at their stores
- Walmart has increased hiring throughout Northeast Ohio
Medications & Medical Supplies
- MetroHealth Pharmacy
The health of our patients, our caregivers and the community is always our primary concern. MetroHealth is taking several steps to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. These include practicing social distancing and limiting the number of people entering our facilities. With that in mind, we began complimentary delivery of your prescriptions. This allows patients to avoid crowds in accordance with the current guidance from the state of Ohio and Centers for Disease Control.
- CVS Prescription Delivery
- If you have questions or concerns about COVID-19, please call the dedicated MetroHealth support line at 440-59-COVID (440-592-6843)
- MetroHealth COVID-19 Website
- MetroHealth Infectious Disease Department
- COVID 19 recommended precautions
- COVID -19 recommended precautions (in Spanish)
- MetroHealth Institute for H.O.P.E.™ Community Resources Directory
- The Warm Line through the Trauma Recovery Center will be available to provide emotional support for patients, family, and employees in quarantine due to COVID-19.
- MetroHealth Patient Education Materials:
Other Community Resources
- State of Ohio Coronavirus/COVID-19 hotline: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH or 1-833-427-5634. Live staff are available M-F: 9:00am-8:00pm.
- Ohio Department of Health: Information about Coronavirus, how it is spread, prevention, and frequently asked questions
- AA Online
- Census information
- IRS Stimulus Payments
- Legal Aid
- Medicaid, SNAP and Unemployment
- Phone Apps for Coping While Quarantined
- Red Cross Emergency Preparedness
- Steps to Help Protect Against Coronavirus COVID-19
- United Way 211
- Voting information
How You Can Help
If you are looking for ways to help those in need, there are many ways you can support your family and friends who are in quarantine, helping ease their stress and meet their needs.
A couple of ways you can help:
- Check-in on your friends, family and neighbors. Offer to drop off meals or supplies at their front door if they’re in quarantine.
- Helping Hand Fund– The MetroHealth Foundation has established a fund to help purchase and distribute those things people in quarantine will need, such as food, medical supplies, water, etc. Donate now.
- The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage. Healthy individuals are needed to donate.
- The Greater Cleveland Food Bank is doing everything they can to ensure children, families, seniors and hard-working neighbors have the nutritious food they need to stay healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Volunteer or donate to Meels on Wheels - Rocky River & Lakewood