COVID19: Homeschooling Week 4

Parents, by now you have settled into homeschooling rhythm and have helped your children cope with many changes. #KidsHealth wants to make sure you take care of yourself during #Coronavirus #selfisolation and has suggestions on the Parents section: https://kidshealth.org/en/parents/coronavirus-calm.html

Some of the tools to relieve your #COVID19 stress and #coronavirus anxiety can be shared with your children and done together:

Would your child like a virtual pet? The Friendly Felines of the Philbrook Museum’s Garden Center is looking for a few pen pals and some new friends. See link below for info and cats profiles: https://philbrook.org/visit/philbrook-gardens/garden-cats/

The National Weather Service is hosting weather science webinars geared towards 4th, 5th & 6th grades for the states of
#Florida #Georgia #SC #NC #VA #MD #DE #COVID19
https://twitter.com/NWSNHC/status/1251129740779495425?s=20

Google Chrome has partnered with a number of companies to offer free distance learning tools for students and educators during #COVID19: Education: https://chromebookapphub.withgoogle.com/distancelearning… Make Music: https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments

Check out our other Homeschooling posts for additional resources:


Small Business Resources During COVID19

Small businesses are the economic backbone throughout the US. Many are struggling to survive and may not get through this #shutdown. So tonight we’ve gathered resources in the hope of helping them get through this time.

The key to any business survival this year is having an online presence.  For those businesses who do not yet have a full online presence Yahoo Small Biz is hoping to make the transition easier by offering the following free services: a website, domain name and 5 email addresses for a year. To learn more visit: https://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/businessmaker/payitforward

Inc Magazine has a list of Free Tools, Resources, and Financial Help for #SmallBusiness Owners Hit by #COVID19. Link: https://bit.ly/2K4mGN1

The US Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Inc Magazine for virtual Town Hall Webinars to help answer questions on the Stimulus Plan and share information about innovative programs that small businesses might be eligible to apply for.
https://www.inc.com/stimulus-2020-qa?icid=hmhero

ICIC has developed a #SmallBusiness Resource Center to help businesses during the #COVID-19 Crisis. They have identified hundreds of resources from national to local opportunities and keep the list updated so please follow and visit their page: https://twitter.com/icicorg/status/1248665336678842371?s=20

Make sure you subscribe to your state’s #SmallBusiness Administration (SBA) for information on financial grants, networking or webinars, such as the one below: https://twitter.com/TexasEconDev/status/1250120848008192001?s=20

The US Chamber of Commerce has created a state guide to bring you the best resources and information to help  #SmallBusinesses navigate this challenging time. Visit them here to access:
https://www.uschamber.com/co/small-business-coronavirus

Women business owners can turn to Business Journal for COVID-19 financial help. They have been updating their business resource list periodically:  https://www.bizjournals.com/bizwomen/news/latest-news/2020/04/where-women-business-owners-can-turn-for-covid-19.html?page=all

The Small Business Administration has nearly a hundred resources, tools and webinars you can access year round. They have now created a special #SBA #COVID19 Resource Page so please make sure you bookmark the page so you can return often.
Link: https://www.sba.gov/content/online-small-business-resources

Finally, Client-to-Consultant Bridge (C2CB) is a program for business owners to get assistance they need to navigate #COVID19 period. Our volunteer consultants will be available to assist businesses in their communities free of charge. https://c2cb.wildapricot.org

Financial Survival In The Time Of COVID19

Tonight’s Highlighted Resource is the #NY State Comptroller’s: #COVIDー19 Financial Survival Toolkit for #NewYorkersThe links below will offer guidance & resources to help you during this challenging time. #NYC #Nassau #Suffolk https://www.osc.state.ny.us/covid-19/financial-toolkit.htm

The NY Times developed: “A Hub for Help During the #Coronavirus Crisis” that is broad and robust enough to help residents from: Washington, Oregon, California, Texas, Florida, Connecticut, Michigan. We urge you to visit and check out their #COVID19 financial resources: https://nyti.ms/3ax7kfJ

Another great #COVID19 finanical resource is the United Way’s 211 system that is used in over 80% of states in the #US. You call or visit their website to check what financial/economic #coronavirus support system is available locally and in your state: http://www.211.org/services/covid19#Resources

You can legally take steps to financially protect yourself from the impact of the #coronavirus. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has the legal info you need to work with your mortgage company & creditors in order to secure #COVID19 relief: https://bit.ly/34qTHMK

Personal finance adviser, Suze Orman offers 12 money do’s and don’ts to help you survive the #financial and health crisis of #COVID19. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/suze-ormans-money-dos-donts-151204225.html

If you are unemployed or had your work reduced, you may be eligible for SNAP, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Pgm. USDA really wants people to know they should see if they are eligible and apply: https://fns.usda.gov/snap/state-directory

If you live in these states: NY, WA, AL, OR, AZ, CA, the US Gov’t has made arrange so that you can use your SNAP benefits to buy #food online via Amazon, Walmart and a few others. https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2020/04/08/arizona-and-california-added-innovative-snap-online-pilot-program

For those in immediate need of putting food on the table, we have 2 sources:-Feeding America’s website to search for addresses info for your local/county food pantries: https://bit.ly/3cdFRQn-check your local religious orgs, such as Catholic Charities for distribution info.