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  • This Week At Home - 3.26.20

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    March 26, 2020
    While we all shelter in place, many of our local arts, education and cultural organizations have gotten creative in providing fun ways to stay active and engaged. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra is providing daily lessons and activities available for homeschooling, as well as craft ideas, playlists and more. Visit the CSO’s Learning at Home page for more information. The Mercantile Library is also hosting literary discussions, providing book recommendations and other activities on their Facebook page.

    The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County has a free, easy-to-access Downloadable Library Card for all ages. The library provides various community resources, including tips on self-care, how to talk with children about the COVID-19 virus, and recreational and literacy-building resources such as virtual storytimes for children. For more information, click here.

    Starting this Sunday, March 29, 2020, Metro will temporarily suspend all fare collection on buses and Access paratransit vehicles to reduce contact between customers and operators. The system will also be operating on a modified service schedule. For more information on the new bus schedule, click here.

    If you’re able, please continue to support your local restaurants by ordering carryout meals. We have compiled a list of the downtown restaurant carryout options here. You can also find helpful community resources for businesses, employees, and those looking for activities to do while at home.

    As I mentioned last week, please use this time to complete the 2020 United States Census form.  The participation of all households will ensure that Hamilton County is accurately funded and represented for the next 10 years. For every person not counted, the county loses $1,814 in federal funding, according to a study by The George Washington University. The Greater Cincinnati Complete Count Committee has more information on why your participation matters.

    While it’s very important to maintain social distancing, I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the sunshine as much as possible! 

    See you downtown (sometime soon),