Covid-19 Resources

Cleveland Schools Updates and Learning Resources

As of now, all K-12 schools in the state are closed. Individual districts have published information to help the families they serve. Click on your district below for more information.  

Cleveland Metropolitan School District 

Constellation Schools 

Breakthrough Schools 

The Intergenerational Schools 

CMSD has granted free access to Scholastic Learn At Home, an online learning platform with daily lessons for children from pre-K to grade 12. Find the free login and additional information here: 

https://www.clevelandmetroschools.org/Page/

Yes, Assignments and lottery results for applications that were submitted prior to March 13 will be emailed and/or texted to parents and caregivers in the evening on Monday, April 6. Applications that were received after March 13 will be listed as WAITLIST. Get up-to-date information here.

The Ohio Education Association offers this link for parents to find resources
for instruction based on subject area.
Click here for the OEA Parent and Caregiver Remote Learning Resources Page

Cleveland Schools Book Fund is offering free books for kids Pre-K to 4th grade
at all school meal sites during regular meal pick-up.

The The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program is supporting AP
students during the Coronavirus outbreak by providing live and on-demand
courses for free.

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio are launching The Cyber Club
on Monday April 6. Stay connected virtually at The Club.

Sesame Street has released at-home learning materials, including animations
on healthy habits, resources providing comfort, and learn-at-home activities
on topics including reading, math, and science. For access to these
free resources, visit www.sesamestreet.org/caring.

NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration has some great
at home science resources.

Cleveland Metroparks has launched a virtual classroom.

The Center for Arts Inspired Learning’s has resources for arts education at home.

Ready4K—a service that texts parents three times a week with simple learning
activities to integrate into their everyday routines. To enroll, simply text
CleRead” to 70138 and follow the prompts. You’ll receive texts 3x a week
with simple, age-appropriate tips to engage your kids.

Beginning Monday, March 30, Ohio’s eight PBS stations will air grade-level
appropriate, standards-based programs for students as part of their new
Learn at Home initiative. Check your local listings for the full schedule. Visit http://pbslearningmedia.org/ to access free online resources for educators
and students.

Crayola has creative at-home learning resources including art-infused lesson
plans, parents resources, kits, art sets & inspiration. Check it out here.

Sign up for Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library to receive free books
monthly. Children birth to age 5 are eligible. https://ohioimaginationlibrary.org/

Cleveland Public Library and Cuyahoga County Public Library 
provide 
Kanopy streaming media to customers. Kanopy offers an outstanding 
selection of FREE K-12 educational videos. Topics include math, science,
literature, history and more.  Learn more here.

Food and Nutrition Assistance

Here is a list of Cleveland area food pantries: Cleveland OH Food Pantries | Cleveland Ohio Food Pantries, Food Banks, Soup Kitchens 

Cleveland, Cleveland Heights and University Heights school districts are offering free meals for individuals under 18 at some of their sites. Find a list of all locations here.   

Breakthrough Schools is offering meals for pick-up Monday-Friday 11:30-1:30pm during school closure. Find more information here 

Shuttles are also available to schools providing free meals. Get more information here.   

Here is an interactive map of the meal pickup and shuttle stops. 

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is still operating, and has information on how they are addressing COVID-19 here.

Use this site to manage or apply for healthcare, child care, food and cash benefits. The county has suspended all work requirements for food and cash assistance, and the state is working to fast track applications.  

You can find information about other public supports through the Advocates for Ohio’s Future, here http://advocatesforohio.org/post?s=2020-03-23-aof-covid19-resources  

Health and Safety

Your water is definitely safe! See what Cleveland Water Department is doing to ensure you have access to safe water during this time. Learn more here.

The state of Ohio is preparing to shut all day care centers. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will provide child care to families where parents work in the health, safety, and essential service fields during the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information visit jfs.ohio.gov. 

All regulated Ohio water, electric, gas, sewer, and landline telephone companies have suspended disconnections. Balances are not being forgiven, but you should contact your utility to request that your service is restored. If you have issues, please contact the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO)

The CDC and Ohio Department of Health recommend that we wear cloth masks or other face coverings in public as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. This link provides information on how to make sew, and no-sew masks at home. 

Cleveland Pandemic Response (CPR) is offering mutual aid and community support for residents.

To learn more, get involved, or ask for help, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cprCLE  

Umbrella is coordinating grocery delivery and medication pick-up for Cleveland seniors. Adults 60+ can request grocery deliveries online or call 844-402-2480. They will be matched to a local volunteer who can shop on their behalf. $10 suggested contribution for each delivery, but it is up to the customer to pay what they wish. They are also seeking volunteers to do the shopping. There is no minimum commitment to volunteer – even doing one grocery shop makes a big difference. All deliveries are contactless and hyperlocal. https://www.askumbrella.com/

Economic Stability

Use this site to manage or apply for healthcare, child care, food and cash benefits. The county has suspended all work requirements for food and cash assistance, and the state is working to fast track applications.

You can find information about other public supports through the Advocates for Ohio’s Future, here http://advocatesforohio.org/post?s=2020-03-23-aof-covid19-resources  

If you were layed off or fired from your job, you can file for unemployment here.

The government has approved stimulus relief checks for families,
find information here.

The government has approved stimulus relief checks for families. 
Most will not need to take any action to receive the stimulus check,
but if you haven’t yet filed your 2018 or 2019 taxes, those will need
to be completed.  F
ind information at www.IRS.gov/coronavirus.  

Voting and the Census

Yes! Ohio’s Primary Election was extended to April 28, 2020. If you are registered to vote, but haven’t yet, contact the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections (https://boe.cuyahogacounty.us/) to request an absentee ballot by noon on April 25th. There will be NO IN PERSON VOTING at the polls. Completed ballots must be postmarked by April 27th, or placed in the dropbox at the Board of Elections, 2925 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.  

Yes! Responding to the Census is required, and the process continues despite the coronavirus pandemic. You may respond by phone, online, or by using a paper form. Learn more at https://2020census.gov/en/ways-to-respond.html