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Community Resources

Institute for HOPE logoStaying 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.

Multilingual resources for COVID-19 can be found on the Cuyahoga County website.

Education and Activities


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.

Download the CMSD meal pick-up locations and guidelines

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.

Download the Cleveland Heights-University Heights school district meal pick-up guide

Delivery Services

  • Grubhub
  • Instacart
  • Postmates
  • Target
  • 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. 
  • Walmart
  • Zagara's

Local Food Resources


Internet Service

  • 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


Unemployment Support


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

Multilingual Resources


MetroHealth Resources


Other Community Resources


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
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Resources to Keep You Informed
Physicians at The MetroHealth System are urging the public to use a mix of vigilance and common sense when it comes to combating COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus.
Symptoms
Watch for symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).  Source: CDC Learn more
Physicians at The MetroHealth System are urging the public to use a mix of vigilance and common sense when it comes to combating COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus.
Prevention & Treatment
Everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases.  Source: CDC Learn more
Physicians at The MetroHealth System are urging the public to use a mix of vigilance and common sense when in comes to combating COVID-19, also known as the Coronavirus.
If You Are Sick
Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick.  Source: CDC Learn more
Physicians at The MetroHealth System are urging the public to use a mix of vigilance and common sense when it comes to combating COVID-19, also known as the new coronavirus.
Videos
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