BCGC Covid-19 Informational Page

Get all the latest updates from BCGC on COVID-19 on this page.



“Unity in diversity is the strength of humanity”

Dear Community people,

As you are undoubtedly aware, we are in the midst of a public health crisis of an unprecedented nature. Bhutanese Community Of Greater Cleveland (BCGC) has always been an Organization that embraces its people and demonstrates a strong sense of community. As your umbrella organization, we would like to thank each of you for following the Governor’s and CDC guidelines to help protect not only yourself but your neighbors as well. It has been heartening to hear about how many people are looking out for their elderly neighbors or for families that may be struggling.

We have been cautioned by Governor DeWine and Dr. Acton that we may be entering the toughest weeks since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is more important than ever that we stay at home unless it is essential to go out (e.g. grocery shopping, doctor visits, work in an essential function). Of course, getting outside, getting fresh air, and exercising on our sidewalks, in all of our beautiful parks and on our bike and walking trails is encouraged, but you must practice social distancing of six feet or more. Wearing cloth masks in places where social distancing is difficult (like the grocery store) has strongly been recommended to help mitigate the spread of the virus. This is not at all meant to bypass social distancing but rather to supplement it. 

Although the BCGC office remains closed, all essential functions are continuing virtually. Our organization assembled a COVID-19 Task Force. The team, made up of all areas, meets regularly to review community needs, develop plans based on new requirements or guidelines, interact with health officials, and update the organization. We would like to express our appreciation for all organization members that continue to support us throughout this difficult time. Many of our members are scheduled workers, but they are available to assist you and answer your questions as soon as possible. They are working very hard to ensure the continued provision of all essential services. We would like to thank all the volunteers, the BRAVE Cleveland team, and members who have continued to support the community without interruption during this extremely challenging time. Their admirable service in the face of this pandemic is appreciated and will not be forgotten by the organization. We also thank our local businesses holders, stores, health workers, Police departments, Schools, and all those who are taking risks to support us staying on the front line. We must continue to support them too as they face many difficulties and high risk of infection. Many of these workers are experiencing a very hard time and deserve our thanks for being there to serve us. 

The organization continues to offer free services understanding the needs of people.If you have an issue you would like to bring up during this pandemic time please email it to [email protected][email protected] or contact at 216 543 3195 and you will get responses as soon as possible.

If you are infected and need help or have any concerns and questions about COVID-19 feel free to call our Emergency Contact Team   any time. They provide free support and maintain confidentiality. Our board members and volunteers are working remotely so you may need to leave a message but please reach out to us if you are in need of help or interested to help to contact us at any time.

We are your relatives, friends, neighbors, and fellow community members. We’re here for you. This is a unique and unprecedented time for all of us and we are in the same cases, learning as we go. We thank you for your patience and for your continued willingness to practice the safety measures that have been ordered. Your little help makes a big difference. Thank you so much for your support and donations. We are a strong, diverse, and united community. 

“United we stand divided we fall”