CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES AND INFORMATION
April 3, 2020
If you need assistance finding food, mental health support or other essential services, dial 2-1-1, 740-369-3316 or 419-947-2520 or text helpline to 898211 and a Certified Resource Specialist will help to locate available resources in your area. As an essential service, HelpLine will remain open however all in-office visits will be by appointment only to comply with the Ohio Stay at Home Order.
The COVID-19 pandemic in the United States is evolving rapidly as more becomes known about the virus, how it is spread, and how it effects people. For the most accurate and timely information, visit the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, Ohio Department of Health’s website or refer to your local health department (see numbers below):
Ohio Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotlines:
- Ohio Department of Health, 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (427-5634)
- Delaware General Health District, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 740-368-1700
- Morrow County Health District, 419-947-1545 ext. 303
- Union County Health District, 937-642-2053
- Logan County Health District, 937-592-9040 option 1
- Shelby City Health District, (419) 342-5226
If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 9-1-1 immediately. For non-emergencies and community resources, dial 2-1-1.
Use the CDC COVID-19 Symptom Checker here if you or someone you are caring for is experiencing symptoms.
Mental Health and Crisis Resources
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people and communities. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. Visit this CDC page to learn more about things you can do to support yourself and your loved ones. If you need to talk to someone, these resources are confidential and available for free 24/7:
- Call 2-1-1 to reach a HelpLine certified resource specialist to provide information and referrals for local resources including emergency assistance, immediate and long-term advocacy for sexual assault survivors, those struggling with suicidal ideation and mental health support
- Call 1-800-684-2324 or text helpline to 898211 to talk with the HelpLine Support and Information Text Line
- Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources)
- Call 1-800-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 or click here to chat with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
- Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline (support survivors of domestic violence or abuse)
If you are looking for guidance about how to respond as a school administrator, non-profit or faith-based organization staff member, business owner, or event planner, the CDC has provided detailed information for different sectors here.
Food Pantry, School-Based Services and Medical Assistance
- Delaware County Hunger Alliance Community Meals and Food Panty Brochure
- United Way of Delaware County and Delaware County Hunger Alliance Resource List
- Southeast Health Telehealth
- People In Need
- Due to the recent restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, People In Need, Inc. will implementing the following changes to its Emergency Services Program. All Delaware County residents requesting Emergency Services assistance from PIN must call the office prior to any in-person visits at (740) 363-6284.
- Beginning Monday, March 23rd, People in Need will provide pre-packed weekly bags for families. Due to limited supply, the pre-packs will change and shopping will be done one day per week.
- PIN is now operating on reduced hours to allow their staff and volunteers to restock shelves in preparation for the next day. New hours are: Mondays and Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an hour break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m, and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with an hour break for lunch from noon to 1 p.m.
- Common Ground Free Store
- Common Ground Free Store will be closed March 14 through April 4. They will open for Take Out Meals on Tuesdays 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. beginning Tuesday, March 17. Also, the 2nd location is closed. To sign up for meals or volunteer, email Jill Ignaszewski at email@example.com
Serve as a Volunteer During COVID-19
Visit Connections Volunteer Center for urgent volunteer needs during COVID-19. The list below also features contacts for agencies who are actively seeking volunteers. Please contact the agency prior to showing up to volunteer.
- SourcePoint – Jill Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
- People In Need, Inc. – Kathy Hoff at Kathy at email@example.com
- Common Ground Free Store – Jill Ignazzewski at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Delaware County Board of Developmental Disabilities – email@example.com
Donate during COVID-19
Visit the following special funds created to assist in the community response to this pandemic. Your donation will support local nonprofit organizations who are working to help vulnerable people and households as result of the virus:
- Delaware County Foundation Crisis Fund
- United Way of Delaware County Coronavirus Community Relief Fund
- United Way of Morrow County
United Way of North Central Ohio’s Community Relief Fund (serving Crawford, Wyandot and Marion counties)
Coronavirus FAQs and Checklist (provided by ODH and CDC)
- What is Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- What to Do If You’re Sick
- When to Contact Your Provider
- Community Spread
- Avoid Group Gatherings
- Shopping Checklist
- Helping the Isolated or Quarantined
- Travel Tips
- Working and Learning Online
- When to Stay Home
For the Ohio Department of Health News and Announcements, click here.