COVID-19 Information

Philanthropy Ohio's Response

Due to the current pandemic, all Philanthropy Ohio programs scheduled before June 18 have been changed to virtual convenings or rescheduled. Please check our events page for the latest information.

Philanthropy Ohio's Response to COVID-19 - March 18 Blog post details our CEO's full message.

Philanthropy Ohio is compiling information on what Ohio funders are doing to address this crisis. Send your information to Martha Wood, mwood@philanthropyohio.org.

Contacting staff

Staff are telecommuting at this time and can be contacted via email or telephone.

What can we all do?

While the full economic impact of the virus is far from being known, we recognize that workers who rely on hourly wages, freelance work or gig-economy jobs do not have the safety-net resources of paid sick days and other employer benefits — meaning they will likely suffer a heavier economic burden should they or someone they care for fall ill.

Stay informed. CSH provided a summary of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201).

Follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and take sensible precautions, especially while traveling.

Find out more about Ohio's Guidance on the coronavirus from the Ohio Department of Health.

Read WHO's guidelines for coping with stress and helping children cope with stress.

Do you want to help those impacted by COVID-19? Your local community foundation can help.

Coronavirus: Prevention Tips

There is currently no vaccine to prevent coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  • Keep 6 feet between yourself and others.