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COVID-19 RESOURCES AND TIPS

Below is a growing list of resources and tips on how to adapt during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

These lists will continue to be updated as the situation develops.

RECOMMENDED RESOURCES

 Source  Link
 Centers for Disease Control (CDC)  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
 World Health Organization  Rolling updates on coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
 Johns Hopkins University & Medicine  Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
 Arizona Together  Website
 State of Arizona  Coronavirus Update
 Arizona Department of Health Services  Coronavirus Home
 Arizona Department of Economic Security  DES Services Related to COVID-19
 Mayo Clinic  COVID-19 Articles
 COVID-19 information hotline (2-1-1 Arizona)  DIAL 221
 Website
 U.S. Department of Labor  Coronavirus Resources
 The Families First Coronavirus Response Act Posters: Employee Rights
 Arizona Republic  Articles related to Coronavirus
 Arizona Daily Star  Tucson area coronavirus updates
 Medium (a subscription news service)

 Coronavirus: Why You Must Act Now
An article that shows why immediate, community-based action is necessary to stem the spread of pandemics like this one.

FOOD BANKS

 Source  Link
 Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona  Our Sites and Locations
 St. Mary's Food Bank  Get Help
 Arizona Food Bank Network  Find a Food Bank Near You
 United Food Bank  Website
 Desert Mission Food Bank  Website
 Hope for Hunger Food Bank  Website
 List of Food Providers in Apache, Coconino, Gila, Mohave, Navajo, and Yavapai Counties  Northern Arizona Food Providers
Food Banks, Pantries, Soup Kitchens, Shelters, and others that distribute emergency food.

ADDITIONAL FOOD RESOURCES

 Source  Link 
 AZ Health Zone  Website
 Double Up Arizona  Website
 Good Food Finder  Website
 Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens  BY PHONE: 520-836-2758
In an effort to continue to meet the nutritional needs of program participants, congregate meals will continue to be offered at the individual sites via a drive-up “to-go” method or delivered directly to the homes of those individuals who may not have access to transportation. Home delivered service will continue as planned, with nutrition sites working to increase the number of meals typically authorized per individual. Where feasible, sites will deliver additional frozen meals for the week or provide a box of shelf stable meals for individuals to use in the event they are short of food. PGCSC will continue to accept home delivered program referrals in an effort to serve the most frail and isolated individuals in our communities during this health emergency.
 PGCSC Meals on Wheels website
 This is Tucson  List of places to find free meals for Tucson children
 USDA National Hunger Clearinghouse  By Phone: 1-866-3-HUNGRY or 1-877-8-HAMBRE
 By Text: Send FOOD to 97779
 Website

NATIVE NATIONS/TRIBAL RESERVATIONS

As more sites add resources, please advise us – we will add the link

 Community  Link
 Arizona Public Media  New law to increase internet access for rural and tribal communities
 Ak-Chin Indian Community  Website
 Cocopah Indian Tribe  Website
 Colorado River Indian Tribes  Website
 Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation  COVID-19 Response
 Fort Mojave Indian Tribe  Website
 Fort Yuma Quechan Indian Tribe  Latest News
 Gila River Indian Community  Gila River Health Care page
 Havasupai Tribe  Website (Tourism temporarily suspended)
 Hopi Tribe

 Newsletter | Website

 Hualapai Tribe  Website
 Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians  Website
 Navajo Nation  Website
 Pascua Yaqui Tribe  Press Release |  Website

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

 Resource  Link 
 Arizona Department of Education  Guidance to Schools on COVID-19
 Arizona School District Website List
Most districts are in the process of putting plans together for grab and go meal options or other methods of meal service, so keep an eye out for communication from your school and check frequently for updates.
 Arizona Association for the Education of Young Children (AzAEYC)  AZToolkit
 AZ Childcare and COVID-19
 Arizona Child Care Resource & Referral  Website
 Arizona Historical Society  Arizona History Digital Hub
 Arizona State University  ASU For You
 ASU Center for Child Well-Being  The Germfighter's Guide to COVID-19
Free information booklet geared towards children with activities and puzzles.
 At Home Learning

 Website

 Audible Stories  Website
Free audio books entertain, engage, and inform young people, ages birth to 18. The experience is completely free – no log-ins, credit cards, or passwords required. Just click, stream and listen. There are selections for our listeners in English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese and Italian.
 Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy  Educational Tooklit for At-Home Learning
 BrainPOP  Website
 Child Care Aware of America  Arizona Resources
 Code.org  Website
 Duolingo  Website
 Google Arts & Culture  Website
 Google for Education  Applied Digital Skills
 Hoopla  Website
 Khan Academy  Website
 The Math Learning Center  Free Math Apps
 MENSA for Kids  Website
 Mindster  10 Best Free Educational Apps for Students
 National Geographic Kids  Website
 New York Times  The Learning Network
 NPR Comic: How To Turn Your Home Into A School Without Losing Your Sanity
 PBS Kids  How to Talk to Your Kids About Coronavirus
 How You and Your Kids Can De-Stress During Coronavirus
Includes links to download free activities and teaching resources. Sign up for their newsletter here which sends daily items.
 PBS Learning Media  Website
 Scholastic Books  Scholastic Learn at Home 
 YouCubed  Website

SMART TOOLS

 Resource  Link 
 Harvard Business Review  A Guide to Managing Your (Newly) Remote Workers
 LinkedIn Learning  Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success
 TIME Magazine  Welcome to the golden Age of Live-Streaming
 Sunstate Technology Group  Cybersecurity Issues & Coronavirus Phishing Scams on the Rise
 Calendly  Website
 FreeConferenceCall  Website
 Google Hangouts  Website
 GoToMeeting  Website
 Microsoft Teams  Website
 Office365  Website
 Open for Business Hub  Website
 Skype  Website
 Slack  Website
 Small Business Connection  Free Small Business Tools
 Zoho  Website
 Zoom  Website


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

 Resource  Link
 AARP Neighbors Helping Neighbors
 All About Arizona News  Companies That Are Hiring Workers In Arizona
 How To Cope With Anxiety During The Coronavirus Outbreak
 Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits  Urge Inclusion of Nonprofits in Federal Relief Package
 COVID-19 (coronavirus) Resources
 American Red Cross  Steps to Help Cope with Evolving Coronavirus Situation
 Apple App Store  App Store Website | Download Instructions
 Area Agency on Aging  602-264-4357 (For seniors only)
 24 Hour Senior Help Line Information Website
 Arizona Community Foundation  Arizona COVID-19 Community Response Fund
 Arizona Family Health Partnership  Website
 SEXfyi
 Arizona Gives  Nonprofit Emergency Relief Fund
 Arizona State University  ASU for You
 Arizona @ Work  Arizona Employers with Immediate Openings
 Bath and Body Blog  Hand Sanitizer Recipes You Can Make At Home
 Bottom Line Inc.  Coronavirus Resource Center
 Consumer Reports  Coronavirus Resource Hub 
 Community Foundation for Southern Arizona  COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to Support Nonprofits
 Crisis Response Network  Website
 CVS  Resource Center
 Duet Arizona  Website
 Google Play App Store  App Store Website | Download Instructions
 Greater Good Magazine  How to Keep the Greater Good in Mind During the Coronavirus Outbreak
 Hay House  Free Resources
 Interfaith Community Services Tucson  Responding to COVID-19 – Keeping our Community Healthy
 Jo-Ann Craft Stores  How to Make a Face Mask
 The Lily  8 tips for hosting the perfect virtual hangout
 Mountain Park Health Center  Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
NOTE: these are Phoenix-wide
 NAMI Southern Arizona  Crisis Information
 NPR  Tips for Homeschooling During Coronavirus
 Our World in Data  Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) – Statistics and Research
 City of Phoenix  City of Phoenix Impacted Services Update
 Coronavirus Business & Resident Resources
 Pinnacle Prevention  Website
 Pima Council on Aging  COVID-19 Information
 USA Today Support Local
 U.S. Small Business Administration  Disaster Assistance | Disaster Loans Infographic
 Valley of the Sun United Way +
 United Way Worldwide
 VSUW United For The Valley COVID-19 Fund
While there is a general COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund with United Way Worldwide, the organization suggests to find your local chapter and contact them directly to inquire about emergency funds.
 Walgreens  Resource Center
 The Washington Post  How you can help during the coronavirus outbreak
 Gift cards, merchandise and to-go orders: Here's how restaurants say customers should support them
 Various Resources  List document with links
This document lists many examples of various online entertainment, educational, spiritual life, and fitness resources, phone apps, and podcasts.
 Various Guided Meditations  Popsugar 10-minute Guided Meditation
 Chopra Center Guided Meditation
 A Guided Meditation with the Jellies
 Guided Meditation for Inner Peace and Calm / Mindful Movement
 15 Minute Guided Meditation

Don't see a resource? Email ansedillo@aztownhall.org with your suggestions.

TIPS

  • When setting appointments with doctors, personal physicians, and mental health professionals, use telephone and on-line resources prior to visiting as many are limiting in-person contact.  If your provider has a patient portal, you may be able to change routine appointments online. Check your Provider’s website, patient portal or call for more information on appointments and visits.
  • Remember that self-care is important too. Take a break from the 24-hour news cycle and listen to some music, read, meditate, make a healthy meal, tackle a home project or get reacquainted with an old hobby. Right now, with so few people driving cars or flying planes, our air quality is wonderful. It’s a great time to experience the beauty of the natural world.
  • Many pharmacies, grocery stores, retail stores, banks, credit unions, credit cards, and other services are offering special services during the pandemic. Some of these services include: pharmacist chats, drive-up services for most goods, free delivery, discounts, and much more. Check their individual websites for additional details.
  • Keep in contact with friends and family by phone and sharing encouraging, positive information when possible on social media. It’s important not to be flippant, but give people permission to breathe, walk, and enjoy their pets and their families. Ask them to share their favorite music playlist, show you the puzzles they're working on, and encourage positive thoughts.
  • Donations to Qualifying Nonprofits for Arizona Tax Credits Must Still Be Made by April 15 - Extension of Tax Filing Deadline Does Not Affect Charitable Contributions


I WILL

Recognizing that the power to change the future begins with each individual, Arizona Town Hall members have committed to take personal actions utilizing the I WILL cards that have been used at Community Town Halls. Below are their statements.

I WILL...

  • Contact a nearby assisted living, memory care or nursing home facility to ask what I can do to help seniors in a lockdown situation.
  • Donate blood if I am able to do so.
  • Find out how to be a virtual volunteer for a nonprofit I support.
  • Send  a “thinking of you” card each week to a different friend or family member.
  • Practice the proper hand washing technique and teach it to my family members.
  • Use the proper name for the virus to eliminate ethnic or racial implications.
  • Donate pet food and supplies to local animal shelters.
  • Contact my elected representatives to let them know my feelings about the status of the response to the virus in my community.
  • Use my medical providers online health portals for scheduling routine appointments and asking non-urgent questions.
  • Reschedule or postpone routine and elective medical and dental procedures.
  • Get some exercise every day to build my strength and resistance.
  • Step aside when passing another walker to maintain social distance.
  • Reach out to at least one person that I have not connected with recently just to make sure they are okay.
  • Talk to my children about the virus and address their questions in terms they can understand.
  • Check out email and social media communications on the virus from unclear or unknown sources before forwarding them.
  • Do something small for someone else every day.
  • Check in with my niece, a doctor, to understand the situation on the frontline fro medical professionals and give her support.
  • Practice meditation and mindfulness to ease the stress.
  • Stay informed, yet avoid getting addicted to news reports.
  • Check on friends and neighbors who may need food, medicine or other assistance.
  • Practice good eating habits to boost my resistance to illness.
  • Do not buy more than I need and share with others who need something more than I do.
  • Consciously practice social distancing.
  • Contribute to local food banks with food or money as I am able.
  • Support small and local retailers by ordering online or using curbside pickup when available.
  • Defer discretionary spending and instead contribute what I can to local nonprofits.
  • Fill out my 2020 Census!
  • Follow YouTube instructions and try making face masks to share with my neighbors as needed.
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