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For Immediate Release

Easterseals responds to COVID-19

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Updated July 13, 2020

Program Updates 

Easterseals services, including disability services, services for residents on cash assistance and other government benefits, Kitting and Production, Military & Veteran Services, and Building Value remain open in accordance with the terms of Gov. Mike DeWine's "Ohioans Protecting Ohioans" order issued on May 19, 2020. We are working closely with public health officials to maintain these critical services while also adhering to the provisions outlined by the order.

Easterseals is requiring all staff, clients, volunteers, visitors, and vendors to wear appropriate face coverings at Easterseals facilities in accordance to guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Ohio Department of Public Health. For more information on wearing face coverings in public, please visit the Ohio Department of Public Health.

Current Visitor Restrictions

All visitors and vendors are required to wear face coverings at all times at Easterseals faciliites. On-site volunteer activities are currently suspended.

If you are sick, especially with a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing, stay home.

Call your healthcare provider for medical advice. Contact Easterseals staff by phone or email to discuss the proper steps for returning to your program.

For those participating in day programs for individuals with disabilities who have the ability and supports in place to stay home, we encourage you to do so. We are following public health guidance to limit services to groups of no more than 10 people in a space including our staff. We will be observing frequent hand washing and disinfecting of common surfaces. We are also monitoring the health of staff and participants.

For all other services, please call your Easterseals representative for any scheduled appointments. We are encouraging staff to limit in-person visits and conduct meetings by phone, email, or video conference when possible. 

If you need to reach someone at Easterseals, please contact our main line at 513-281-2316 during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For Easterseals Military & Veteran Services, please call 513-878-2200.

Easterseals Retail Operations

  • Building Value is operating on normal business hours. Face coverings are required. The number of customers inside the store may be limited. More information at BuildingValue.org

Attendance guidelines for those served by Easterseals

For the health and safety of others, it is important that you be honest and accurate with us. Keep those served by Easterseals home if:

Adults 65+ and those with compromised immune systems are at increased risk for COVID-19. Please have conversations about the best decisions for participating in programs and community events that are right for your family.

A message from Pam Green, President & CEO of Easterseals Serving Greater Cincinnati

We have been actively monitoring evolving developments surrounding COVID-19. At Easterseals, we want to keep you and your family safe while maintaining the services you rely on every day.

Good hygiene is a focus of our programs year-round. We are working with local health departments and county boards of developmental disabilities to improve and strengthen these protocols as part of the community response to COVID-19.

Our response includes:

Thank you for your partnership and cooperation as we work together to prevent the spread of disease. If you have any questions, please reach out to your Easterseals program manager.

Additional COVID-19 Resources

What to do if you think you are sick (CDC)

Centers for Disease Control

Ohio Department of Health

Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Indiana State Department of Health

City of Cincinnati

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