Local COVID Resources

Local Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allowing shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to be distributed. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to individuals who are 70 years of age and older, by appointment only, in Monroe County. Visit the ourshot.in.gov website to register, or call 2-1-1 for assistance. If you have mobility issues, please choose the Convention Center when selecting an appointment location. Please spread the word to individuals who are in this age range.

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available and we enter phases to vaccinate large portions of the public, the Monroe County Health Department will need your help. The Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is the local chapter of a national program to coordinate volunteers in the event of a disaster or public health emergency. Anyone age 18 and up without a criminal history may join (even those with a non-medical background). Volunteer roles vary and your time and involvement are voluntary. If you are interested in volunteering, please email monroemrc [at] co.monroe.in.us for more details.

 

Community Resource Database

The Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce and many collaborators in the community have gathered an extensive database of resources to help Monroe County individuals and businesses navigate the effects of COVID-19. This includes guidance for businesses, legal resources, economic information, health department recommendations, and more. Search the database here.

 

Free Monroe County Tax Help

Did you make $57,000 or less in 2020? You can file your state and federal tax returns free through United Way of Monroe County's free tax prep services. This year, there are two limited-contact and two no-contact locations in Monroe County. Get help dates, locations, and contact information

 

Indiana 2-1-1

For Hoosiers in need of help accessing local resources in Monroe County, Indiana 2-1-1 has a team of Community Navigators available to provide expert referrals to services in our community. 2-1-1 Community Navigators are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist you with a variety of resources such as food and clothing, mental health and addiction services, healthcare, housing and utility assistance, education and employment, parenting support, tax assistance, and more. Learn more.

 

Resources for Survivors of Violence

We are committed to being a supportive voice for survivors of violence in Monroe County. As many predict an influx of family violence during the pandemic, Middle Way House remains open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is offering a new webchat resource to assist survivors without telephone access. Learn more about how to get help.

 

Bloomington Mask Drive

The Bloomington Mask Drive offers free reusable masks in the Main Library parking lot entrance vestibule and in other community locations. View a full location list and learn more about the organization, including how to become a volunteer.

 

Community Access Television Services

Want to stay informed? Our television station, Community Access Television Services, telecasts five cable channels in Monroe County and provides live and archived coverage of councils, boards, and commissions, including the Mayor's weekly COVID-19 community press conference. Find a full lineup.

 

Health Sources

As COVID-19 information changes frequently, we are committed to keeping you safe and informed. Visit these websites for current health information.