COVID-19 Response and Resources


COVID-19 Recursos Para la Comunidad en Español


In response to COVID-19, ILI will continue to serve the Indiana Latino community remotely in all priority areas as well as provide a compilation of community resources available during this time.



Currently in Indiana, people ages 50 and older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccination.  Check if you are eligible to receive your COVID-19 vaccine

For more information or to schedule your appointment, visit Indiana Vaccine Information and Planning or call 211.



The World Health Organization states that COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus, first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.



According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID-19 symptoms typically appear 2-14 days after exposure.  The most common symptoms present are:

  • Dry Cough
  • Fever
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Loss of senses: taste and smell

Other symptoms may include:

  • Sore Throat
  • Tiredness
  • Bodily Aches and Pains
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

Symptoms may present themselves in a mild to moderate strength.



The World Health Organization declares that there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19 at this time; however, there are steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you think you are sick or are sick with the COVID-19.

The CDC recommends the following:

  • Stay home except to get medical care
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home, this is known as home isolation
  • Call ahead before visiting your doctor
  • If you are sick, wear a face mask if available
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes
  • Clean your hands often
  • Avoid sharing personal household items
  • Clean all “high touch” surfaces everyday
  • Monitor your symptoms

For any questions regarding symptoms, the following hotlines and websites can help you determine the best next steps.


Indiana Department of Health

Phone: 877-826-0011

Eskenazi Health Connections
Phone: 317-880-7666
Community Health Network
Indianapolis: 317-621-5500
Anderson: 765-298-4240
Kokomo: 65-776-3990
Indiana University Health

Virtual COVID-19 Screening



If you develop emergency warning signs for COVID-19, seek medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include*:

  • Trouble Breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*this list in not all-inclusive.  Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.


Call 911 if you have a medical emergency.

If you have a medical emergency and need to call 911, notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19.  If possible, put on a face mask before medical help arrives.



Food Services

Community Compass

Free and Easy to use app designed to show people where they can find food assistance in Marion County.  Text “HI” to 317-434-3758 or visit their site.

Indy Parks

Indy Parks is providing meals for all kids 18 and below.  They are available Monday – Friday.  Locations are all around Marion County.


Child Care

Brighter Futures Indiana

Families who need help finding or paying for care can contact Brighter Futures Indiana at 808-299-1627 to speak to a referral specialist.



Work One Indy

If you are in need of work opportunities, call 317-798-0335 or email Work One Indy.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

For assistance in applying for unemployment insurance or to file for unemployment visit the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s website.


Mental Health

Be Well Indiana

If you are seeking resources for mental health and wellness, substance abuse disorders, or more information regarding COVID-19, visit their website.


Domestic Violence

Indiana Latino Coalition

To report any type of domestic and/or sexual violence, call (317) 689-8724 or (317) 708-9844. The Indiana Latino Coalition offers translation and interpretation services as well. If you need more information, you can send an email their office here.

YWCA Greater Lafayette

YWCA Greater Lafayette offers a 24/7 safe and confidential shelter with continuous case management to help you with employment, housing, financial resources, childcare, counseling and other services. If you are in need of emergency shelter, please call us at 765-423-1118 or toll free at 888-345-1118 to speak to an advocate. YWCA serves the following counties: Carroll, Benton, White, Warren, Clinton, and Tippecanoe.

Other Domestic Violence Organizations

National Domestic Violence Hotline
Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence


Other Resources

Marion County Public Health Department

Contact the MCPHD for more information regarding COVID-19 and guidance on how to seek medical attention.

Indiana State Department of Health

Go to the Indiana State Department of Health site for information regarding COVID-19 and any questions you may have.

La Plaza

La Plaza offers information in Spanish and resources in Central Indiana or join their Spanish COVID-19 Facebook Support Group.

Radio Latina

“El Diario del Coronavirus” – Maria Antonieta Collins & with Univision’s Jorge Ramos
Monday through Friday from 4 to 5 PM on Radio Latina 107.1 FM

Regular updates and breaking news regarding the coronavirus during scheduled progamming. Send in your questions to Radio Latina’s Facebook page or by email.

Download the Radio Latina App for iOS.

Telemundo Indy

Telemundo has articles, videos, and interviews in Spanish covering information about COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC offers the most up to date information regarding COVID-19, its symptoms, prevention, and treatment.



The health and safety of the Indiana Latino Institute clients, staff, and stakeholders during the COVID-19 outbreak is our number one priority.  Thus, in accordance with recommendations from the CDC, as well as state and local officials, our office will be closed for the remainder of the month.  Our staff will continue to work for you remotely throughout this time.  If you need assistance, please contact us:

Corporate Partnerships & Administration – Marlene Dotson

Education & Leadership Programs – Emily Price

Health Program – Berenice Tenorio

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