Right to Recover

The Right to Recover, funded by Columbus City Council, provides up to $1,200 to cover the time off work needed to isolate, recover or care for a minor child recovering from COVID-19. The program has been extended to December 31st, 2021.

The Right to Recover initiative is a once in a lifetime benefit designed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. To qualify, you must be a resident of Columbus; recently tested positive with COVID-19 or caring for minor child who has;  have been employed at least 20 hours a week prior to diagnosis; earn under 185% of the Federal Poverty Level (see chart for info); and, commit to isolate for 14 days after the diagnosis.

If you are looking for Vaccine Green, which provides funds for those receiving a vaccine on or after 6/14/2021, please click here.

If you believe that you meet the eligibility requirements for Right to Recover, you can start the application process here:


Questions? Call us at at 614-372-2312 (and select Right to Recover).

Please note, you’ll need to submit your positive COVID test result and income/employment verification during the application process.