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COVID-19 RESPONSE: Frequently Asked Questions

Seeds of Literacy’s physical locations remains closed. Our Virtual Classroom is OPEN.

We will add additional information to this page as it becomes available. Last updated 09/29/2020.

During COVID: I have an appointment at Seeds to take a (re)assessment test / TABE test. What should I expect?

The classroom looks a bit different than before and we’ve added all kinds of safety measures to protect your health.

Please READ the rules BEFORE you come in. 


Why is Seeds Closed?

Although the State of Ohio has reopened, Seeds of Literacy is not yet prepared to offer on-site learning.

Our tutoring program thrives on one-to-one learning, while social distancing doesn’t allow for tutors and students to work closely together in person.

Once the classroom is reconfigured and the threat of the virus has lessened, we will reopen our classrooms.

Our  VIRTUAL CLASSROOM is still open.


When will Seeds be open again?

Unfortunately, we don’t know.

We will post on our website and social media channels, as well as email students and tutors, with frequent updates.

Our VIRTUAL CLASSROOM is still open.

Can I still do work on my own?


How can I protect myself from COVID-19?

The Center for Disease Control has very clearn instructions about preventing the spread of COVID-19. For details, visit their website here.  

I have seen lots of COVID-19 Charts and Graphs on TV but I'm not sure what they mean.

Tutor Ed Round gave a video lesson on Maps, Charts, and Graphs, using COVID-19 materials as examples. Give this video a watch and you’ll know how to read the maps when new data is published!

Can I still take sections of the GED test while Seeds is closed?

Seeds students hoping to schedule a test should contact

I lost my job. Can Seeds help me file for unemployment?

The Unemployment Phone Lines and Website are very slow due to the large volume of unemployed Americans. If you can’t get through, do not worry. You will be back-paid to the time you lost your employment. The Ohio Department of Labor has created step by step instructions for filing for the first time and filing weekly. Use the links below.

My hours were reduced. Do you know if I can file for unemployment?

If you have received unemployment benefits in the past, you should know that the rules have temporarily changed as a result of COVID-19.

If you weren’t eligible before, YOU MIGHT BE ELIGIBLE NOW! See the previous question for information on creating an account and filing weekly for benefits. See below for an explanation of what has changed.

Can Seeds help me find a job?

We are focused on providing you with distance learning. However, as we find resources to help you, they will be added to this page.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services

List on Channel 19’s Website

Greater Cleveland Partnership

  • The Greater Cleveland Partnership’s site has listings for businesses that are able to comply with the state’s stay-at-home order, and features a link for those who wish to apply for the jobs.

I need help with housing issues, food shortages, medical issues -- BECAUSE OF COVID-19

We’re happy to try and find resources for you. However, your best bet is to call United Way’s 211. United Way operators can direct you to organizations that specialize in those issues. Simply dial 211 from your telephone.