GENERAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Ohio Department of Health | coronavirus.ohio.gov
This website is updated daily and provides helpful tips on preventing infectious disease, educational videos, and news releases with updates from the Department of Health and the Ohio Governor’s Office, and more.
For answers to your COVID-19 questions, call 1-833-4ASKODH (1-833-427-5634).
Please be advised that on Sunday, March 22, under the direction of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, issued a director’s order to require all Ohioans to stay in their homes to prevent the further spread of COVID-19 beginning at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday, March 23, 2020, until 11:59 p.m. on April 6, 2020. On Thursday, April 2, Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton announced that this order will be extended until May 1, 2020, at 11:59 p.m. This order prohibits holding gatherings of any size and closes all nonessential businesses. It does NOT prohibit essential activities like going to the grocery store, receiving medical care, or taking your pet for a walk. Residents can return home from out of state and can leave the state.
For more information, visit the links below:
Read the Stay at Home order
Stay at Home order information sheet
Stay at Home order FAQs
Find contact information for local health departments
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | cdc.gov
The CDC’s website has many resources, including information specifically for schools, businesses, healthcare professionals, and travelers. Get Your Mass Gatherings or Large Community Events Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019 provides interim guidance for event organizers.
Americans for the Arts: COVID-19 Resource and Response Center | americansforthearts.org
Americans for the Arts has developed a hub of information that includes valuable links to funding/grant opportunities throughout the country. It also features a link to a five-minute economic impact survey aiming to “capture a broad spectrum of data and stories that will demonstrate how the arts and culture workers triumphed and survived this crisis as well as the effect of the outbreak on operations through cancelled events, lost wages, and additional expenses.”
NEW: Americans for the Arts released a dashboard that shows data collected from the organization's ongoing economic impact survey. Using this tool, you can view data at a national level, as well as localized state and ZIP code data. View the dashboard here.
Arts Midwest | artsmidwest.org
Regional arts organization Arts Midwest has assembled a page of resources that includes links to the websites of public health departments in the Arts Midwest region (which includes Ohio), a list of resources for arts and culture organizations, and answers to questions from recipients of Arts Midwest grants.
CARES Act Resource for Individuals and Nonprofits (provided by Independent Sector) | independentsector.org
Independent Sector has put together a guide that helps individuals, small nonprofits, and large nonprofits understand various components of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, including eligibility criteria, timelines, how nonprofits can apply for relief funds, how individuals can navigate expanded unemployment insurance, and more.
National Endowment for the Arts | arts.gov
The National Endowment for the Arts offers COVID-19 resources for artists and arts organizations, as well as a list of updates and frequently asked questions for applicants and grantees of its programs.
U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA): Low-Interest Loans | SBA.gov/Disaster
Nonprofits and small businesses in Ohio are eligible to apply for low-interest, long-term loans of up to $2 million through the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program. The loans may be used by Ohio nonprofits and small business owners to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable, and other bills that cannot be paid because of the coronavirus pandemic's impact. The interest rate for nonprofits is 2.75 percent. The interest rate is 3.75 percent for small businesses without credit available elsewhere; businesses with credit available elsewhere are not eligible. To keep payments affordable, the loans are long term, with up to 30 years for repayment. Terms are determined on a case-by-case basis, based on each borrower's ability to repay.
NEW: The federal CARES Act, signed into law on March 27, provides additional assistance for small business owners and nonprofits, including the opportunity to get up to a $10,000 advance on an Economic Injury Disaster Loan. For more information on the advance, how to apply, and other SBA assistance in response to the coronavirus, visit sba.gov/disaster-assistance/coronavirus-covid-19
FOR NONPROFITS AND ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
American Alliance of Museums | aam-us.org
AAM offers a directory of resources compiled to assist museums in internal and external preparations relating to COVID-19.
ArtsReady | artsready.org
ArtsReady is an online emergency preparedness service that collects and shares resources that help arts and cultural nonprofits plan for and respond to a crisis. ArtsReady published a newsletter detailing actionable steps for preparing for the potential impact of COVID-19, which can be viewed here.
DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland | devosinstitute.umd.edu
The DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland announced on March 24, 2020, that it will offer pro bono consultations to U.S.-based arts and culture nonprofits. Interested organizations can submit a request for support in order to schedule one hour of free consultation with the Institute between March and June 2020.
League of American Orchestras | americanorchestras.org
The League of American Orchestras provides a page that includes travel considerations for musicians and orchestras, funding resources for communities impacted by the coronavirus, and sample communications that can be tailored to convey important messaging regarding program rescheduling and wellness precautions.
Local and National Resources for Nonprofit Organizations (compiled by Janus Small Associates) | janussmallassociates.com
Janus Small Associates, based in Cleveland, provides a list of local and national resources, including emergency funds, loans, grants, and credits, for nonprofits and community organizations.
National Council of Nonprofits | councilofnonprofits.org
The National Council of Nonprofits highlights key provisions of the federal CARES Act and explains how these impact the nonprofit sector.
North American Performing Arts Managers and Agents: Coronavirus FAQs | napama.org
NAPAMA has put together a list of frequently asked questions relating to the impact of COVID-19 on the performing arts field. The site will be updated regularly as more information becomes available and includes a list to additional resources for agents, managers, and self-represented artists.
Ohio Museums Association's COVID-19 Response Resources for Museums | ohiomuseums.org
The Ohio Museums Association has created a list of resources for both museums and museum professionals. In addition to a list of Ohio community foundations that are offering COVID-19 emergency response funds, OMA has also started a guide to Ohio museums that are offering virtual programming.
Arts Administrators of Color | aacnetwork.org
AAC has compiled a page to share ways to connect through Facebook groups and other virtual meet-and-greets, links to access available resources, and information on the Arts Leaders of Color Emergency Fund, which is currently accepting donations and applications.
Artists Thrive | artiststhrive.org
Artists Thrive has compiled resources, tools, and opportunities for artists and those who work with artists. In addition to links to various funding sources and grants, the Artist Thrive COVID-19 page includes tips for self care and opportunities to engage in digital creative prompts and challenges.
Alliance of Artists Communities | artistcommunities.org
The Alliance of Artists Communities' Emergency Relief Programs page offers support to artist residencies and artists as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The web page includes links to resources, including emergency funds, grants, and programs.
Capacity Interactive | ideas.capacityinteractive.com
Capacity Interactive, which provides digital marketing consulting for the arts, has put together a guide to specific digital marketing suggestions that show how you can maintain a presence on social media, in your audience's inbox, and online—even when in-person plans change.
CERF+ | cerfplus.org
CERF+ calls itself "the artists safety net," and it has put together a page dedicated to helping artists and organizations find assistance as they respond to COVID-19. CERF+ also wants to hear from studio-based artists to learn more about the challenges they are facing in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Responses can be submitted in the COVID-19 national impact survey.
COVID-19 Resources for Freelance Artists | covid19freelanceartistresource.wordpress.com
This site is specifically designed for freelance artists seeking free preparedness resources, links to online platforms, temporary/remote employment opportunities, financial relief options., and more. The website also features a link to a recorded panel discussion, "Artists in a Time of Global Pandemic," which highlights more best practices for freelance artists and independent contractors as they navigate the COVID-19 pandemic.
Creative Capital | creative-capital.org
Creative Capital has developed a list of resources, including emergency relief funds and grants, for artists working in all disciplines, arts philanthropists, and arts professionals. They will continue to update this page and provide links to additional resources as they become available.
Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences webinar | apap365.org
The Alliance of Performing Arts Conferences hosted a free webinar that virtually gathered presenters, agents, artists, and legal and emergency response experts to discuss navigating crises and sustaining healthy relationships in the performing arts presenting, booking, and touring industry during the coronavirus pandemic.
NEW: Americans for the Arts CARES Act webinar | April 8, 2020, at 3 p.m. | artsu.americansforthearts.org
In this webinar, Americans for the Arts Government Affairs staff and guests will lay out the various pieces of legislation included in the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and how it pertains to the arts sector. Register for "How the CARES Act Supports the Arts Sector" here.
Association of Teaching Artists' COVID-19 Community Conversation webinar | teachingartists.com
View a free recording of the Association of Teaching Artists' COVID-19 Community Conversation. This presentation discusses topics relevant to teaching artists, such as contingency planning, best practices for modifying teaching during a public health crisis, and working options for teaching artists.
NEW: Dexibit coronavirus webinars | dexibit.com
Dexibit, a software company that serves visitor attractions such as museums; galleries; zoos; and other arts, cultural, and entertainment destinations and organizations around the world, hosts webinars that share COVID-19 response resources and strategies for managing visitor attractions and retaining audiences through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Event Safety Alliance webinar | eventsafetyalliance.org
The Event Safety Alliance has made a recording of its free "Prepare Your Organization for the Coronavirus Disease Outbreak" available to watch at the link above. This presentation aims to help increase understanding of the COVID-19 situation and encourage the development of continuity plans and crisis management processes.
NEW: National Guild for Community Arts Education | nationalguild.org
The National Guild for Community Arts Education has a COVID-19 resource page that includes links to ongoing webinar series focusing on themes such as "Transitioning Arts Programming for Shelter in Place Audiences" and "Human-Centered Approaches in a Time of Crisis." The page also includes opportunities for virtual engagement through general and specific Facebook and Slack groups and video-enabled "Community Conversations."
Theatre Communications Group: Coronavirus Preparedness Webinar | vimeo.com/396031559
Visit the link above to watch a free replay of the Theatre Communications Group’s webinar, which discusses resources for preparedness for theatres by touching on topics such as insurance, budgeting, and outbreak prevention.