Congressman David Joyce : What You Can Do to Help

What You Can Do to Help

Everyone plays an important role in keeping our communities healthy. Below are simple and effective ways you can help prevent the spread of communicable diseases such as COVID-19.

  • 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.
  • When using hand sanitizer, use alcohol-based products that contain at least 60% alcohol.
  • Don't share personal items such as water bottles.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Cover your mouth with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean "high-touch" surfaced daily. These include counters, doorknobs, tabletops, light switches, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables.
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  • Social distancing is the act of deliberately increasing the physical space between people to avoid spreading illness. Staying at least six feet away from other people lessens your chances of catching COVID-19. When you practice social distancing, you're not only helping slow down the spread of COVID-19, you're also helping the health care system from getting overloaded, ensuring those who truly need care can access it.


As Governor DeWine has said, we are in this together, Ohio. That's why I was proud to join members of the Ohio National Guard and help distribute meals at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank the other week during their second drive-thru distribution. On that day, we served over 4,000 families and individuals in need. To learn more about volunteer opportunities with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, click here.

Greater Cleveland Volunteers has a number of volunteer opportunities located on their website here, including:

  • Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging: Help with wellness phone calls, delivery of groceries and/or other essentials, or assist with home-delivery of meals.
  • American Red Cross Blood Services: Assistance is needed with Disaster Response, Blood Donor Ambassador (at donation sites) and Blood Transportation.

  • Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM)- Men's Shelter: Help by making masks for high-risk shelter clients.

  • Sharing positivity: Many senior-living and health facilities are accepting cards, letters, drawings, crossword puzzles, poems, and other positive acts to help cheer up their residents!


University Hospitals is seeking volunteers to make facemasks for COVID-19 caregivers. Learn more here.

Teleworking from home and feeling isolated because of social distancing? Help out a local animal shelter and foster a furry friend.

Support your local restaurants and all those who work there! Check out this list of Northeast Ohio takeout and delivery options from