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As Coronavirus has spread, the number of people and businesses willing to step up and help has been impressive. Yet, keeping track of every free service and product has been overwhelming for our team. Rather than lose track of all of the resources & ideas passed via Slack and email, we've curated a list of resources for living in this difficult period. Use the clickable directory below to find the topics relevant to you.

Refer to official sources for all healthcare information.

CDC Website

World Health Organization

Coronavirus cases by state

Covid-19

 

Directory of Resources during Covid-19

For Schools & Universities/Homeschool

Entertainment

Health & Fitness Resources:

Community Service

Unemployment Resources

 

Small Businesses

Work-from-home

Parents

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For Schools & Universities

Free Internet

Charter Communications

Charter Communications, which operates under the Spectrum brand, offers 60 days of free broadband, Wi-Fi and installation to households with K-12 and college students who don’t have Spectrum service. Professional or self-installation is available and can take one to seven days.

 

Comcast Corp.

Comcast Corp. said it would offer 60 days of free internet service to low-income families, who live in the company’s service area and sign up as new customers. Self-installation kits would be shipped for free with no term contract or credit check. After 60 days, customers would be charged $9.95 per month plus tax unless service is cancelled. The offer is available through April 30.

 

Cox Communications

Cox Communications said new customers will receive their first month of free service and installation to families enrolled in low-income assistance programs. After 30 days, customers will be charged $9.95 per month plus taxes. The offer expires May 15.

 


 

Library access

Internet Archive has suspended all waitlists for its 1.4 million books in its lending library. National emergency library 

 

Curriculum

 

Weareteachers.org

130+ Online Learning resources

 

PBS Learning Media

Virus information & protection

 

Distance learning resources searchable by subject and grade

https://utah.pbslearningmedia.org/

 

Edhelper

Free daily math and writing workbooks

https://www.edhelper.com/teacher-education/best-teaching-and-classroom-ideas.htm

 

Learn at home resources for families:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1b3-8S2b6klEfAKRbrDLflJj-6JS7Dp6QyjNlElyck1Q/edit

 


 

 

Virtual field trips

Zoos

 

Aquariums

 

Farms

 

Planetariums

 

Museums

 

National/State Parks/Nature

 

Global

 


 

Virtual Book Readings

List of children’s book authors doing online read alouds and activities by age group

 

 


 

 

Entertainment

Movies released for streaming/purchase

March 13

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (iTunes, Prime Video)

March 15

Frozen 2 (Disney+)

March 20

The Invisible Man (iTunes, Prime Video)

Emma (iTunes, Prime Video)

Onward (Disney+)

March 24

Birds of Prey (iTunes, Prime Video)

Bloodshot (available to purchase for $19.99)

Just Mercy (SharePlay Video)

The Gentlemen

The Way Back (available to purchase for $19.99)

March 27

I Still Believe (available to purchase for $19.99.)

April 10

Trolls World Tour (releasing the film digitally and for streaming on the same day)

 


 

Movies about Pandemics

Contagion (2011)

This fast-paced thriller charts the rapid transmission of a virus across the globe as scientists hurry to find a vaccine and social order disintegrates.

Available to stream in the US at: MaxGo and Amazon Cinemax

UK: Paid rental - including AmazonSky Store and Chili

Canada: Netflix and Crave +

Australia: Paid rental - including Google Play and iTunes

 

The Crazies (1973)

When a military plane carrying an untested bio-weapon crashes in the hills of a nearby American town, their water supply becomes contaminated causing local residents to die or become homicidal. The government draft in the military to quash the spread of the disease, given instructions to shoot on sight.

Available to stream in the US: Amazon Prime Video and VUDU

UK: Paid rental - including Amazon and Sky Store

Canada: Paid rental on Google Play and YouTube

Australia: Not available

 

Outbreak (1995)

Opening in Zaire, Africa, a fictional disease called Motaba spreads to California after an infected capuchin monkey is smuggled into the country. The disease develops into a strain of influenza, and the small town of Cedar Creeks is placed under martial law as

Available to stream in the US: Netflix

UK: Paid rental - including AmazonChili and iTunes

Canada: Paid rental - including Cineplex and iTunes

Australia: Paid rental on iTunes and Microsoft

 

Twelve Monkeys (1995)

Twelve Monkeys is a dystopian sci-fi fantasy set in post-apocalyptic Philadelphia in 2035. As most of humanity was wiped out by a virus in 1996, Earth’s remaining inhabitants live underground.

Available to stream in the US: FuboTV and Amazon Showtime

UK: Not available

Canada: Amazon Prime Video and Crave Starz

Australia: Paid rental - including Google Play and iTunes

 

Last Man on Earth (1964)

It revolves around the monotonous routine of Doctor Robert Morgan that, in the wake of a virulent plague, has left him the last human alive. Although rather dated and low-budget, it’s an evocative portrayal of crushing loneliness, with Morgan patrolling the streets during the day to kill the infected undead, only to return home alone at night to barricade himself against the vengeful hordes.

Available to stream in the US: Amazon Prime Video and Hoopla

UK: Amazon Prime Video

Canada: Amazon Prime Video

Australia: Kanopy and Amazon Prime Video

 

It Comes at Night (2017)

In the aftermath of a planetary contagion, a lone family exist deep in the woods until a handful of survivors cross their paths – father Will, mother Kim, and their son Andrew. Although initially distrustful, they agree to share resources and begin to bond. But, following a series of strange incidents, suspicions start to emerge that maybe one of them isn’t well after all.

Available to stream in the US: Netflix and Kanopy

UK: Paid rental - including AmazoniTunes and Sky Store

Canada: Paid rental - including Cineplex and iTunes

Australia: Kanopy

 

The Host (2006)

Like The Crazies, the film shows mankind sow its own destruction when an American pathologist instructs his Korean colleague to dump formaldehyde in the Han River. A few years and lots of dead fish later, a gigantic amphibious creature emerges, attacking the local residents and kidnapping a young girl called Hyun-seo. As the military arrive to quarantine the area, they declare that not only is the mutant dangerous, but that it carries an unknown virus too.

Available to stream in the US: Roku Channel and Hoopla

UK: Paid rental - including iTunes and Sky Store

Canada: Hoopla

Australia: Paid rental - including Microsoft and Google Play

 

28 Weeks Later (2007)

Those infamous scenes of Cillian Murphy walking through an abandoned London in 28 Days Later (2002) seem eerily prophetic in the wake of coronavirus. The 2007 sequel however begins after the outbreak of the rage virus, with the infected dying of hunger and NATO instigating a safe zone in the capital.

Available to stream in the US: Paid rental - including Amazon and DirecTV

UK: Paid rental - including AmazonSky Store and Chili

Canada: Paid rental - including Cineplex and Microsoft

Australia: Foxtel Now

 

Day of the Dead (1985)

Although less well regarded than Romero’s first two entries in The Dead series, Day of the Dead aptly captures the sense that, in a world where zombies outnumber humans 400,000 to 1, there’s nowhere left to run.

Available to stream in the US: Max Go and Flix Fling

UK: Paid rental from the Sky Store

Canada: Tubi TV and Flix Fling

Australia: Amazon Prime Video and Kanopy

 

Zombieland (2009)

Starring Jesse Eisenberg as Columbus and Woody Harrelson as Tallahassee, they’re two mismatched survivors: one has an extensive set of rules to keep alive (“Rule 22: When in doubt know your way out”), while the other is happiest eating Twinkies and kicking ass.

Available to stream in the US: Paid rental - including Amazon and DirecTV

UK: NowTV and Sky Go

Canada: Netflix and Crave Starz

Australia: Netflix

 


Free virtual concerts

List of concerts by date and genre

 


Books

Scribd- free access for 30 days

Libby- ebooks and audiobooks from your local library

 


Virtual Events

Calendar by kidsoutandabout

Calendar by Eventbrite

 

 


Virtual Parties

 

Virtual Book Clubs

Quarantine book club

Join your favorite authors on Zoom where you can have spirited discussions from the privacy of our own quarantined space! Quarantine book club

Our Shared Shelf

Actress and activist Emma Watson runs Our Shared Shelf, a feminist book club with over 100,000 members. Each month the group chooses a new book that deals with themes of race, gender, and justice, and opens up a friendly, literary dialogue on Goodreads.

Oprah's Book Club 2.0

You can't possibly talk about nationwide book clubs without talking about Oprah. Lucky for all of us, Oprah's Book Club 2.0 is still around to bring us all challenging and inspiring stories straight from Oprah's shelf.

 

Virtual Movie Night Apps

Discord

Netflix Party

 

Virtual dance party apps

Stationhead

Instagram Live

Zoom

 


Video Games

Epic Games

Download Watch Dogs and The Stanley Parable free of charge

 

GOG

27 free games for PC users

https://www.gog.com/partner/stay_at_home

 

Jackbox Games

Drawful2 is available free on Stream

 


Free virtual board games

6 Best Sites to Play Board Games Online for Free!

 


Virtual music lessons

Fender is offering 3 months of free guitar lessons through its online learning platform


 

Health & Fitness:

High Intensity Classes

Orangetheory: Orangetheory is now uploading new at-home 30 minute workout routines daily.

Barry's: Barry's is rolling out complimentary, twice-daily IGTV Barry's at-home workouts.

Rumble: This killer boxing studio is hosting daily Instagram Live videos featuring cardio and body weight workouts every morning.

 

Toning and Dancing Classes

Tone It Up: The app will be free for new users for the next 30 days, and workout videos range from 10-40 minutes to fit your schedule.

P.volve: This functional movement fitness program just announced it will be offering 30 days of free streaming to all new members, which gives you access to hundreds of workouts.

305 Fitness: Founder Sadie Kurzban is now offering free cardio dance live streams twice a day on YouTube at noon and 6PM EST.

OBE Fitness: Use code SWEATSANDCITY for your first month of at-home workouts free.

Bandier: Bandier will be hosting Instagram Live workouts every day at 4PM EST that can be done at home.

Dance Body: This awesome dance fitness workout is offering a free 7-day trial of their DanceBody LIVE platform and 50% off your first month with code DBATHOME.

Physique 57: Enjoy a 7-day free trial of their app here.

 

Yoga Classes

CorePower Yoga: CorePower Yoga is offering free streaming live classes for you each day.

Lululemon:will be hosting free Instagram Live sessions that feature yoga, do-anywhere workouts, meditation, and self-care tips.

Skyting: is offering a one week free of their yoga television platform.

Y7 Yoga: is offering Flow On Your Own Instagram Live sessions throughout the week.

 

Celebrity Trainer Classes

Don Saladino: is offering a free 4-week bodyweight training program 

Fit Body: new members of the app will be able to take advantage of it for free for the next 30 days. Go to www.fitbodyapp.com, select the 1 month membership, and enter code DAJEITALIA at checkout.

Transform HQ: They'll be offering 30 days of free workouts and recipes in their exclusive Transform App Users Community on Facebook.

 

Mix Classes

Peloton: Peloton is now offering a 90-day free trial of their yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running, and other fitness classes to anyone for use.

Redeem Fitness: Redeem's online workout platform will be free for the next 30 days. Visit redeemfit.com/sign-up and use coupon code REDEEM1.

Daily Burn: They are offering a 60-day free trial with premium access as well.

Planet Fitness: Planet Fitness will be hosting "Home Work-Ins" – a series of free fitness classes for everyone – that will be streamed live on Planet Fitness’ Facebook page daily at 7 p.m. EST.

YMCA: A new free online community program, YMCA 360, offers on-demand programs and digital coaching.

24 Hour Fitness: Everyone can access the 24 Hour Fitness app on-demand workouts and premium content for free during this time.

Gold's Gym: Try one of the over 600 audio and video workouts on the Gold's Gym AMP app, which they are offering for free through the end of May.

Life Time: You can participate in new classes added daily on demand from Lifetime as a way for members (and non-members) to stream cardio, strength, and yoga classes absolutely free.

Blink Fitness: Blink Fitness is now live-streaming workout videos at 8AM EST on weekdays called Get Up and Blink! 

 

 


 

Mental Health

 

Virtual Therapy

Rachel Wright, a New York City-based therapist, is holding virtual group check-ins for free.

Sign up Here: https://rachelwrightnyc.lpages.co/popup-support/

 

Apps

Calm: The Calm app is offering free resources right now to help you meditate, sleep, and stretch.

Headspace: Headspace is offering free subscriptions right now to help people de-stress.

Daylio: tracks mood and daily activity

Simple Habit:  is offering free premium memberships right now. To get one, email help@simplehabit.com

 

Online Resources

PsychCentral.com

Wiredforhappy.com

The Science of Well-Being- Free course from Yale

Social media accounts to follow

nedratawwab

Therapist Nedra Tawwab posts to her Instagram feed with bite-sized ideas for reducing stress and staying in the moment.

amymorinauthor

Amy Morin, another therapist, is sharing kid-friendly mental health tips on her Instagram account.

jennifer_rollin

Jennifer Rollin, a therapist who specializes in eating disorders has been posting helpful tips for coping during a time of food stockpiling.

 


 

LGBTQ resources

The National Center for Transgender Equality

https://transequality.org/press/releases/the-coronavirus-covid-19-what-trans-people-need-to-know

 

Trevor Project's youth counselors

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

 

SAGE National LGBT Elder Hotline

https://www.sageusa.org/what-we-do/sage-national-lgbt-elder-hotline/

 

Trans Lifeline

Trans Lifeline is  reopening the microgrant application on April 1 at 1 PM ET to provide financial assistance for transgender people in need. http://www.translifeline.org/

 


 

Community Service

 

Food banks: Donate money and food, volunteer

Feeding America is another source for food banks across the country that are seeking financial support as part of its response to COVID-19.

 

Remote volunteer opportunities

Alone is an organization that provides companionship to the elderly. There's an option to become a telephone volunteer where you call and check-in at least two hours each week

iCouldBe is a virtual student mentorship program where you dedicate one hour each week for the school year.

Crisis Text Line, where you would be a remote crisis counselor. The organization is asking for volunteers especially between 7 p.m. and 3 a.m. PT

 

Donate blood

The Red Cross is facing a "severe" blood shortage as a result of mass donor cancellations during the coronavirus outbreak.

 

Give to organizations helping with medical costs

HealthWell Foundation provides financial assistance to help with prescription co-pays, health insurance premiums, deductibles and coinsurance.

GlobalGiving has a coronavirus relief fund that you can donate to as well. Donations go toward medical supplies, delivering essential items to struggling families and older individuals in quarantined cities, feeding children that rely on school meals and more.

 

Order takeout or delivery from a local restaurant

Local Lists:

Save Our Faves in San Francisco 

Portland SOS

Utah local restaurants

Utah restaurants offering curbside pickup

Direct restaurant delivery in Utah

 

Help the elderly

Alleviate loneliness with regular phone calls, video calls, video messages and text-based chats. Send photos, fun articles, puzzles, adult coloring books and other items to help keep your loved ones and neighbors feeling connected. Consider establishing an upbeat daily call.

Offer to pick up groceries and other supplies and offer to bring them meals several times a week -- you can arrange to leave them on the porch so you don't risk spreading germs.

 

Babysit

Healthcare workers and others who must continue to work need help with childcare. See childcare section for more information.

 

Nonprofits to contribute to:

List of nonprofits from the WashingtonPost

Utah nonprofits:

https://coronavirus.utah.gov/help/

 


 

Unemployment Resources

What you need to know:

Businesses across the U.S. and Europe who are hiring:

https://stillhiring.org/


 

Small Businesses

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Coronavirus response toolkit

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce put together this toolkit to help businesses and citizens alike understand how to navigate the coronavirus. There are guidelines on how small business owners can ensure they are keeping their customers and employees safe.

Disaster assistance loans from the SBA

The SBA announced it would offer disaster assistance loans for up to $2 million for small businesses affected by the coronavirus. These low-interest loans are available to businesses that have sustained “substantial economic injury” due to the spread of the coronavirus.You can find a regularly updated list of states where disaster assistance is being offered here.

Assistance from banks

Capital One, Citi and Wells Fargo have all issued statements indicating that they are willing to work with customers that experience financial difficulties. Citi issued a statement that for 30 days, small business customers are eligible to have their monthly service fees waived.

Citi is also waiving the fees on early CD withdrawals.

Coronavirus small business guide

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting small businesses in a variety of ways. CO— is working to bring you the best resources and information to help you navigate this challenging time. Full guide


Work-from-home

Adjusting to working from home

Linkedin Remote Work Learning paths

16 courses on adapting to and working productively from home

 

Working From Home? 12 Guides To Help Navigate The Remote Life

A roundup of 12 Trello blog posts

 

Working from home with kids

https://www.parents.com/parenting/work/life-balance/how-to-master-being-a-work-at-home-mom/

 

Free Conference Calling

Microsoft

Microsoft has started offering a free trial of the premium plan for its Teams chat app. Microsoft is making the extended premium trial available for six months.

Google

Google will allow free access to the enterprise version of Hangouts Meet to all G Suite and G Suite for Education users. That plan includes up to 250 users per call, the ability to record meetings, and livestream capabilities for up to 100,000 viewers until July 1, 2020.

LogMeIn

LogMeIn is making "Emergency Remote Work Kits" available for free for three months. Those kits are designed for nonprofits, schools, and health care organizations that aren't already customers. The company also says it will work with existing small-business customers to provide access during the same time period. The kits include GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar and LogMeIn.

Cisco Webex

Cisco is offering the free version of its Webex service with no time restrictions. In addition, it will allow up to 100 meeting participants and has added toll-free dial-in features with a  90-day license for businesses that are not already customers.

Zoom

Zoom already offers a free version of its video conferencing software, but the company is currently working to test its network to "ensure maximum reliability amid any capacity increases, as uptime is paramount," according to a blog post from the company's CEO.


Parents

Children’s Entertainment

Books

Free children’s stories via Audible

https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Virtual Book Readings

List of children’s book authors doing online read alouds and activities by age group


Virtual art classes

Drawing with Deborah Putnoi

Deborah Putnoi is taking to Facebook to offer live, virtual alternatives to in-person art classes. Putnoi is broadcasting live every Monday through Friday at 2 p.m. for free.

 

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems  

Learners worldwide can draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing by visiting Mo’s studio virtually once a day for the next few weeks.  https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

 

Illustration with Jarrett Krosoczka

Jarrett Krosoczka is an author and illustrator and posts videos of his illustration process on YouTube. He has started posting daily livestreams at 2 p.m. on his channel under the series titled “Draw Every Day With JJK,”


Virtual field trips

Zoos

Aquariums

Farms

Planetariums

Museums

National/State Parks/Nature

Global


TV Shows

Amazon Prime has made a selection of kid's shows free for anyone to stream.


Childcare

Care.com

Care.com is providing 30 days of free, premium access to their site for all healthcare workers and seniors. https://www.care.com/vis/covid19FtpLandingPage

Stepuptosit

Connects older students home from school to babysit for families of essential workers.

https://www.stepuptosit.com/

Sittercity

Sittercity is giving all Chicago parents working as a first responder 3 free months of Sittercity Premium. https://family.sittercity.com/chicagoresponds/

Joinweekdays.com

We're offering this free service to match families and teachers/parents who can offer care in-home due to the COVID-19 child care crisis.

https://joinweekdays.com/

Portland nursing students

Medical and dentistry students at Oregon Health & Science University and nursing students at the University of Portland are offering to watch children, run errands and go grocery shopping, free of charge, while their classes are suspended. The assistance program is open to all health care workers in the Portland area.OHSU employees can send texts to Graulty’s and Lane’s pagers to get the form. Twitter users can send a direct message to Lane at @EmilyCALane. There’s also a program hotline: 503-383-9776.


 

Meals

50+ places where families can get free meals for kids during COVID-19.

https://parade.com/1013234/stephanieosmanski/free-meals-for-kids/

 


 

Talking about Coronavirus

Nickelodeon

Content provides "kid-appropriate, kid-directed" information using original short-form videos, downloadable activities and social content.

http://www.nickhelps.com/

 

PBS Learning Media

Virus information & protection

 

NPR's Just For Kids:

A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus

 

Child Trends

Resources for Supporting Children’s Emotional Well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic

 


 

Sources:

https://districtadministration.com/coronavirus-free-teaching-resources-free-education-services-covid-19/

https://www.weareteachers.com/free-online-learning-resources/

https://thejournal.com/Articles/2020/03/13/Free-Resources-Ed-Tech-Companies-Step-Up-During-Coronavirus-Outbreak.aspx?Page=9

https://www.weareteachers.com/virtual-author-activities/

https://time.com/5805624/movies-streaming-early-coronavirus/

https://www.techradar.com/news/the-top-10-best-pandemic-movies-you-can-stream-right-now

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown

https://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/news/story/2020-03-20/spectrum-and-other-internet-providers-offer-free-internet-for-students-at-home

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/fitness/a31792038/coronavirus-live-stream-workout-classes/

https://www.insider.com/online-mental-health-resources-for-coronavirus-related-anxiety-stress-2020-3#if-youre-part-of-the-lgbt-community-there-are-resources-that-are-specifically-geared-for-your-needs-right-now-8

https://www.cnet.com/how-to/7-ways-to-help-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-where-to-volunteer-donate-give-blood/

https://www.inc.com/jason-aten/these-5-tech-companies-are-providing-free-remote-working-tools-during-coronavirus-outbrea

 

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