COVID-19 UPDATES (November 2020)

November 18th, 2020

Dear Community,

The LGBT Community Center is here to support our LGBTQ siblings across Greater Cleveland and we are well aware that many who utilize the Center for services are at high risk for COVID-19. This is of particular concern to our participants who are older, immunocompromised, or are not unable to connect or afford adequate medical care. While the governor of Ohio has not issued new mandates, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health has issued a stay-at-home order.  The Center takes the wellbeing of those in the Center and the broader community seriously. It is for this reason that the Center is implementing several measures to keep our staff and community members safe as the current pandemic increases in severity across Cuyahoga County, while still providing the valuable services to our community.

These measure are effective as long as the County Board of Health stay-at-home order is in effect.

Safety Measures:

All programs will be conducted virtually effective immediately (SAGE, Q-You, Trans Wellness, and Community-Based Meeting Groups). For information on participating in these groups please reference the staff contacts below.

The Center will be open and operating at reduced hours to the public from 10a-5p Monday, Wednesday and Friday and will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Guests to the Center will be limited to stays of no longer than 20 minutes in order to pick-up meals, safe sex kits, receive referrals and resources, or to use the computers.

All guests must maintain social distancing of at least 6 feet between individuals and wear a mask covering the mouth and nose at all times when in the Center space.

David Bohnett Cyber Center computer work stations will be cleaned and left to sit after being disinfected for 5 minutes prior to another person being allowed onto that work station.

Grocery delivery to program participants and the provision of  boxed meals on a first come first serve basis will continue uninterrupted, and deliveries will be conducted in a contactless manner.

Program Information:

All programs will continue to be offered in virtual format and all staff will continue to work and support the community both at the Center and remotely to ensure LGBTQ folk have access to the resources and support that we need.

CENTER CONTACTS

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Cuyahoga County Information

Cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Cuyahoga County. Stay up to date and follow the latest guidance from local, state, and federal agencies by visiting the following resources.

How Coronavirus Is Affecting the LGBTQ+ Community, From Drag Queens to the HIV+

For some queer demographics, the virus presents unique medical risks and co-morbidities. Others are adapting and coping the best they can.

Cuyahoga County Opens Emergency Operations Center in Response To Coronavirus • 3/10/2020

Cuyahoga County on Tuesday opened its emergency operations center and joint information center, operated in coordination with the city of Cleveland, in response to three confirmed coronavirus cases in the county.

Coronavirus and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Learn more about what you qualify for during statewide closures.

Need HIV Testing?

Our Partners at Project Safe will be doing HIV Testing at their Woodland Location and they also can come to you for testing if needed. You must call and make an appointment for testing. They're available to come to you, as well.  To make an appointment contact: Rickey Lewis. Project Safe, 6001 Woodland Ave.Cleveland , Oh 44102, 216-563-2043

Candid resources to advance your work during the coronavirus crisis

Fundraising tools and more.

Funding for coronavirus (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information

COVID-19: What You Need to Know from MetroHealth

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.

Find an Alcoholics Anonymous Remote Meeting Near You

Find A.A. meeting schedules throughout Greater Cleveland Ohio including Cuyahoga, Geauga and Lake counties.

Find an Alcoholics Anonymous Conference Call

Find meetings around the country via telephone.

Detroit Shoreway Resources

Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization and Cudell Improvement, Inc. have compiled this list of nearby providers. This list was last updated March 24, 2020, at 10:30am, but all items are subject to change. For updated information and additional resources, contact providers directly or call 211.

Where can I find emergency financial resources to help with COVID-19 hardships?

With an increase in hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Candid has started this list to point you to emergency financial resources.  NOTE: this is not a comprehensive list; we are simply adding resources as we become aware of them.

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