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STAY WELL, STAY CONNECTED

We hope that this message finds you healthy, safe, and calm. Calm is contagious, so be sure you are practicing good physical and mental health. Call a loved one. Invest time in a hobby. Breathe deeply. Know that your neighbors are thinking of you.

COVID-19 UPDATES
The Cincinnati Health Department continues to ask people who think they have COVID-19 symptoms (fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing) to call their primary care doctor, or call the city's Hotline: (513) 357-7462. Please make the phone call first before going to any in-person office or clinic.

OTHER RESOURCES
  • AlertHC.org - allows you to sign up for local alerts and info about coronavirus.
  • cincinnati.com is providing all COVID19-related for free to all. If able, consider purchasing a subscription to thank them for this public service.
LOCAL CLOSURES
  • Kennedy Heights Art Center is closed thru at least April 5, classes and events are cancelled. But they have many virtual resources available to keep you creative! Click here to learn more.
  • Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church is closed thru at least April 5. All services, classes and events are cancelled.
  • All Rec Centers are closed thru at least April 5.
  • Public Schools are closed thru at least April 5, but serving meals. See attached.
  • The Guardian Savings Bank Speaker Series in March is postponed.
  • Sap Run on April 4 is postponed until future notice. Learn about our "Virtual 5K" further on in this message.
  • Large trash pickup and yard waste pickup will not start until June 1.
SUPPORTING NEIGHBORS IN NEED
  • Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is closed to the public, but curbside meals will be available on weekdays for youth ages 18 and under, at select locations. Children must be present to receive a meal. The meal service locations and serving times are subject to change. Learn more.
    • 12-1 pm: Elmwood Place, Groesbeck, Madisonville, North Central, Reading and Main Library
    • 2-3 pm: Avondale, Bond Hill, College Hill, Pleasant Ridge, West End, and Westwood
    • 4-5 pm: Corryville, Covedale, Deer Park, St. Bernard, and Walnut Hills
    • This service is made possible through federal funding, as part of the USDA’s Child and Adult Care Food Program.
  • The Caring Place is operating with the health and safety of our neighbors in need and our volunteers as our first priority.
    • The pantry is open to distribute food in the parking lot on Tuesdays and Thursdays 9am to 2pm.
    • Teddy's Closet, our clothing room, is closed. We are not accepting clothes or housewares.
    • We are accepting non-perishable, prepackaged food, personal care item, baby diapers and wipes and household cleaning items. Drive-thru to drop off your donations.
    • For more information email caringplc@yahoo.com or call (513) 841-1499. And thank you for helping our neighbors in need! 
  • Your Community Action Agency, in partnership with Freestore Foodbank, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield & The Welcome Project/Wave Pool, are a part of a community mobilized to help aid in the hunger crisis. We are on a mission to provide food and services, and create self-sufficiency for people in our community. Through our Mobile Food Pantry, we distribute fruit, vegetables, and baked goods on a first-come, first-served basis. 
    • Wednesday, April 22 | Begins at 2:00 pm
      Community Action Agency
      1740 Langdon Farm Rd. 45237
    • Monday, April 27 | Begins at 9:00 am
      Tryed Stone New Beginning Church
      5550 Reading Rd. 45237
    • Wednesday, May 20 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
      Community Action Agency
      1740 Langdon Farm Rd. 45237
OHIO PRIMARY ELECTIONS
Absentee voting (voting by mail) is still available. Please vote.

Per legislation that is expected to pass Wednesday afternoon (3/25), Ohioans will have until April 28 to get an absentee ballot in the mail. They will not get another chance to vote in person. You can apply for an absentee ballot by mail.

SAP RUN: JOIN US VIRTUALLY

The CDC has recently recommended that all gatherings of 50 or more be postponed for eight weeks, which requires cancelling our beloved Sap Run. The Board's hope is to postpone, but bridge construction complicates that option. We will update you when we have more information. 

Meanwhile, we encourage you to participate virtually on Saturday, April 4. Head to the Event Page on Facebook, and post pictures or videos:

  • Run your own 5k route through the neighborhood and share your results!
  • Go for a family bike ride, and share pictures of what you see! 
  • Cook a pancake breakfast for your family and share pictures! 
  • Consider donating your registration fee, if you have the means; become a Friend of Kennedy Heights
APRIL COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING
We hope to meet in-person on April 21, but it is looking less and less likely. The Board is exploring ways to hold a virtual meeting, following best practices put forward by Invest In Neighborhoods and their partnership with ProBono Partnership of Ohio. Please look for future communications to learn how you can participate in a Virtual Community Council Meeting. 
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