updated September 30, 2020
Food, Transportation, Medicine
- Grocery stores are open, but may have modified hours. Curbside pickup services may be delayed because of high demand. Check individual stores for more details Aldi, Costco, Dorothy Lane Market, Kroger, Meijer, Save a Lot, Trader Joe's, Walmart, Whole Foods
- Foodbank of Dayton is open. Call (937) 461-0265 or visit website for Food distribution details.
- Ohio National Guard Activated to help with Food Distribution in Montgomery County.
- Restaurants & bars are closed for eat-in service, but many are open for carry out/delivery.
- Gas Stations are open.
- Dayton RTA buses are running as scheduled.
- Pharmacies are open. State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy Covid-19 Response Efforts
The Ohio Department of Aging is offering a FREE, daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. This service can also connect you with aging network information and support.
Are/were you out of work because of Coronavirus?
- State of Ohio claim information page: https://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/ClaimInformationPage.stm
- Weekly filing instructions for claims related to COVID-19, from Ohio Job and Family Services
- Apply for unemployment benefits online at http://unemployment.ohio.gov
- Apply by telephone 1-877-644-6562 - Agents are available to assist with PIN resets and take initial applications Monday through Friday 7 AM - 7 PM, Saturday 9 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM.
- Montgomery County Job and Family Services has closed access to their public computers but
Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley is providing use of their computers for unemployment applications
660 S. Main St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
- Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- (Please be sure to bring all necessary documents (click here for a list) and, if you have an account with unemployment.ohio.gov, be sure you know your PIN before arriving to Goodwill Easter Seals.)
- Help is also available by calling 937-528-6430 or 937-528-6301.
- Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PAU) - even if you are not eligible for state benefits, you may be eligible for PAU. More information.
- Ohioans can now access training at no cost through 12 training providers under the Individual Microcredential Assistance Program (IMAP). Ohioans who are low income, partially unemployed, or totally unemployed can visit the IMAP landing page to work directly with the training provider of their choice to enroll in the training program that works best for them.
Ohio is matching essential businesses with able workers. Find Ohio Jobs during COVID-19
Unemployment benefits are taxable. The IRS provides information on reporting your unemployment income on your federal tax return.
Economic Impact Payments
- What You Need to Know
- Non-Filers: Enter Payment Information Here
- Free File Fillable Form to complete, if you receive veterans disability compensation, a pension, or survivor benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or your income level does not require you to file a tax return, then you need to submit information to the IRS to receive an Economic Impact Payment.
- Track Your Payment
- Treasury Department
Mental health concerns
If you, your student, or a peer is experiencing a more extensive or crisis-related concern (such as severe depression, self-harm, harm to others, or suicidal ideation), please immediately contact one of the following resources:
- Crisis Care (937) 224-4646
- Crisis Text Line-Text CONNECT to 741741
- National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK
- Drug and Poison Control: 1-800-222-1222
- 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
- Dayton Children’s Crisis Center (for students 17 or younger)
- Monday through Friday 8:00 am - midnight
Saturday and Sunday 2:00 pm - midnight
Visit the ER during other times
- Miami Valley Hospital or Kettering Medical Center ER - if 18 or older
- Monday through Friday 8:00 am - midnight
- Miami Valley Warmline: 937-528-7777 (Non-emergency support open Monday-Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.)
Small Business Help
Reopen Dayton - offers grants to small consumer-focused businesses located in the downtown Dayton core.
All federal agencies are working together to protect public health, including the U.S. Small Business Administration. The small business administration's top priority is to ensure Ohio small businesses – which total nearly 950,000 – can continue their contributions to the state’s economy, and our nation.
The SBA is working directly with Governor DeWine’s office to facilitate a disaster declaration from the SBA for businesses to be eligible for Economic Injury Disaster loans.
The SBA will continue to support small businesses through this difficult time, and urges Dayton area businesses to visit www.sba.gov/coronavirus and follow @SBA_Columbus on Twitter or sign up for our newsletter for more updates.
Free Wireless Internet Hotspot Locations
On April 4, the Ohio Governor's office announced an initiative to map public hotspot locations that Ohioans can use in areas where they may not otherwise have access to internet from home. Dayton area locations include:
- Levitt Pavilion - 36 S. Main Street, Dayton (from Cincinnati Bell)
- Various locations - search map by zip code (from Xfinity)
- others throughout the state & region are listed here but some may require a customer account
Free wifi access is also available outside most public libraries, including ours.