COVID-19 Resources

If you have a suggestion of an organization or program that provides services or financial aid to individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, please share it with us here. Our internal research team will review and add it to the COVID-19 Resources as appropriate.


Career Specific Relief Funds

Aid and Attendance Benefit

This article by Assisted Living Today, provides information and connection to the Aid and Attendance Benefit for veterans that helps alleviate the financial burden associated with tong-term care in an assisted living facility.

National

 

The Brave of Heart Fund

Provides grants to eligible family members of frontline healthcare worker and healthcare volunteers who lose their lives because of COVID-19. The support can help with funeral costs, medical care, counseling, food, educational expenses, mortgage/rent and living expenses.

National

 

Candid Learning

This is a list of grants for individuals, small businesses, nonprofits, and artists who are experiencing financial hardship as an effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Americans for the Arts

List of financial assistance opportunities for artists of various principals (visual art, literary arts, film, dance, music, theater) who have been impacted by COVID-19.

National

 

Artist Relief Project

Financial stipends for artists, musicians, and performers who have been directly impacted by event cancellations and venue closures due to COVID-19.

National

 

COVID-19 Emergency Fund for Journalists

The National Geographic Society launched an emergency fund for journalists all over the world who wish to cover COVID-19 within their own communities.

National

 

One Fair Wage Emergency Fund

Fund designed for struggling service workers amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

National

 

Relief Funds for Restaurant Workers

RWCF is providing a list of links and resources that will help restaurants and workers dealing with the COVID-19 emergency.

National

 

Sweet Relief

Funds raised for musicians and music industry workers who have been affected by COVID-19. The fund can help with medical expenses, lodging, clothing, food and other vital living expenses.

National

 

CORE Gives

Financial grant that supports food and beverage service employees who have children and have been medically diagnosed with COVID-19.

National

 

MusiCares COVID-19 Relief

Financial grant for music industry professionals who have lost work due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Professional Beauty Association

Provides $500 grant to licensed beauty professionals who have not been able to work or are experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

National

 

Help a Library Worker Out (HALO) Fund

Program provides a "no strings attached" $250 grant to eligible library workers in need of financial assistance. 

National

 

Southern Smoke Emergency Relief Program

Provides emergency funding to those employed by or owners of restaurants or bars and are faced with unforeseen expenses that cannot or will not be covered by insurance.

National

 

The Workers Fund

This fund was created to help gig and low-earning contract workers who are experiencing financial hardship because they don't qualify for employer-based benefits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund

Financial grant for those with a CDL license who have experienced COVID-19 symptoms that required medical care and it led to financial difficulty.

National

 

Nurses House

Provides short term grants for rent/mortgage to nurses who are unable to work due to medical crisis.

National

 

Army Emergency Relief

Zero Interest Loans and Grants for medical and non-medical expenses considered on an individual basis.

National

 

Behind the Scenes Grant

Financial assistance for entertainment technology professionals who have been hospitalized with COVID-19 and in financial need.

National

 

Cerf+ The Artists Safety Net Emergency Assistance

Emergency relief grants for materials-based craft and folk/traditional artists that incurred significant medial expenses due to treatment and recovery from COVID-19 or accident, fire, or natural disaster.

National

 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Quick Assist Loan, Traditional Financial Assistance and Repayment Deferrals available to help during the COVID-19 crisis.

National

 

NYFA's Emergency Resources Directory

Provides a resource list of financial assistance programs to artists who experience personal hardship.

National

 

Freelancers Relief Fund

Provides financial assistance up to $1,000 per freelance household to cover lost income and essential expenses not covered by government relief programs.

National

 

Coronavirus Care Fund

Provides financial assistance up to $400 to home care workers, nannies, and house cleaners to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

First Responders Children's Foundation

Provides financial support for first responders and their families who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus outbreak.

National

 

Horst Rechelbacher Foundation COVID-19 Relief Grant

Offering one-time $1,000 grants to eligible professionals or students of beauty programs.

National

 

Dramatists Guild Foundation

Emergency financial assistance for dramatists (playwrights, composers, lyricists, librettists) due to COVID-19 related circumstances.

National

 

Napa Valley Emergency Financial Assistance

This program is available to help workers who live in Napa County who meet income guidelines.

CA (Napa Valley)

 

Bee Vradenburg Foundation Artist Recovery Fund

Financial grant for Individual artists in the Pikes Peaks region who have experienced cancelled performances, art openings, lessons, or other revenue-generating artistic streams.

CO

 

Colorado Artist Relief Fund

Grants up to $1,000 for artists experiencing economic distress as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding may be used on food, rent, medical costs, childcare or development of skills. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis as new funding becomes available also on a rolling basis.

CO

 

The Dancers' Fund

Financial grants for the Chicago dance community in response to the pandemic.

IL (Chicago)

 

Artist Relief Trust

Providing $500 microgrants to eligible artists of all disciplines in Kentucky or Southern Indiana.

IN, KY

 

APRON Inc. COVID Grant

Provides grants up to $500 to those who have been employed at least six months in a Louisville Metro Area Independent Restaurant.

KY (Louisville Metro Area)

 

Massachusetts Jobs with Justice

List of potential financial assistance programs for workers in Massachusetts who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MA

 

2020 Emergency Arts Relief Grant

Financial support to creative individuals who have experienced lost income from the postponement or cancellation of scheduled opportunities due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

NY (Chemung, Schuyler, and Steuben)

 

Memphis Food Industry Worker Assistance

Financial assistance for service industry workers in Memphis, TN, who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

TN (Memphis)

 

Texas Music Office

This is an extensive list of grants available for Texas-based artists whose jobs were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

TX

 

The Guitar Junky

This is a list of 25 financial grants for Texas artists affected by Covid-19.

TX

 

Holli Fund

$750 grant for the Richmond-area food service industry who are experiencing economic crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VA (Richmond)

Care Planning

Caregiver Action Network

November is Caregivers Month, this organization will be addressing the new realities family caregivers face with their loved ones during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COVID-Planning Tip Sheet

A check-list of things to consider to prepare for your care, particularly for a COVID-19 hospitalization. The list includes accounting for your finances, medications and your pets, along with advice about advance directives.

 

Be a Hero, Make a Plan. 

This campaign sheet directs you towards three things you can do immediately to prepare for your care, including designating a "backup" person and encouraging people to talk about what matters to them and their quality of life.

 

National Patient Advocate Foundation's Care-Planning

Includes instructional videos and checklists for both patients and caregivers.

 

COVID-19 Care Planning Tips (Caregivers)

Dr. Tony Back created a short video to guide caregivers through the "three good things" steps for medical care planning.

 

COVID-19 Care Planning Tips (Everyone)

Dr. Tony Back created a short video to guide individuals through the "three good things" steps for medical care planning.

 

Aid and Attendance Benefit

This article by Assisted Living Today, provides information and connection to the Aid and Attendance Benefit that's available to Veterans and helps to alleviate the financial burden associated with tong-term care in an assisted living facility.

 

American Liver Foundation

Webinar for caregivers of someone with liver disease during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar was hosted Friday, May 1st.

 

The Playbook

The resource center provides information on federal guidance and helps guide complex care programs in adopting new strategies to address COVID-19.

National

 

Caregiver Action Network- Tips for Family Caregivers and COVID-19

Offers tips for family caregivers in helping keep them and their loved ones as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Families with Children

Comcast

Through June 30, 2021, eligible new customers will receive 60 days of Internet Essentials service at no charge. 

National

 

Child Nutrition & School Meals

Connect to federal and state food and nutrition programs.

National

 

USDA Meals for Kids Site Finder

Get connected to the USDA National Hunger Hotline or use the tool to find your local site for the USDA Meals for Kids programs.

National

 

Child Trends

Resources for supporting children's emotional well-being and needs during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

National

 

District Administration

Provides 333 free K-12 resources for services and teaching materials at no charge.

National

 

STAND for Children

Helping connect people with services and assistance in their community, including information on childcare, access to food, access to internet and more.

National

 

Action for Healthy Kids

Resource list to keeps kids active and healthy while schools are closed or doing online learning.

National

 

National School Choice Week

Comprehensive list of free online education resources and networks for families.

National

 

Children's Mercy

Resources for families who need assistance with food, transportation, and other basics during the COVID-19 pandemic.

KS, MO

Food & Nutrition 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory uses your zip code to search for assistance programs that help with basic needs.

National

 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Survivor Relief Fund

Delivers support services to survivors and caregivers through food assistance and free emotional support through licensed counselor sessions to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Food Safety and COVID-19

PDF that provides guidance on staying safe while grocery shopping and what precautions to take when unpacking groceries and preparing food.

National

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

All USDA/FNS nutrition assistance programs, including SNAP, WIC, and child nutrition programs, have flexibilities that allow them to respond to on-the-ground realities and support response and recovery efforts.

National

 

USDA COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Families

Connect to food resources from the Food and Nutrition Service including SNAP, WIC and available Waivers. The site also has an area to help find meals for kids.

National

 

Feeding America

The website hosts a food bank locator tool to help individuals find local food banks and food programs by using their zip code.

National

 

COVID-19 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and Seamless Summer Option (SSO)

Schools in area eligible locations may deliver meals to children who are eligible for free or reduced-price meals. Written consent from households of eligible children must be obtained.

National

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Expensify

The program reimburses SNAP beneficiaries up to $50.00 for essential goods and groceries purchased on their SNAP card. Simply create an account and share a receipt showing your purchase on the Expensify app and submit the request for reimbursement.

National

 

211

Use this site to find your local 211 (or dial 211 from your phone) if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services.

National

 

PAN

$300 grant to eligible patients that can be used for COVID-19 treatment expenses, over-the-counter and prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies as well as groceries and meals.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19 Financial Assistance

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Family Reach COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Eligible cancer patients ages 0-30 can receive financial assistance to help with living expenses such as food, travel, and general household bills.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

Kroger Telenutrition

Kroger is providing free video appointments with a registered dietitian due to COVID-19. These dietitians will work with you to meet your personal nutrition goals.

National

 

Arizona Food Bank Network Providers Directory

Users can search for nearby emergency food options by zip code, city or name.

AZ

 

Great Plates Delivered

Provides delivered meals to adults 65 and older or 60-64 (at high-risk)

CA

 

Food Help in Los Angeles

Listing of where to find a food pantry, food bank, or free meals in Los Angeles, CA.

CA

 

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

The webpage provides coronavirus updates as they relate to the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. It also offers a food finder tool and food resource pdf.

CA

 

Los Angeles Unified School District

Lists all the Grab & Go Food Centers that are distributing free meals to students age 0-17.

CA

 

St. Francis Center

Provides meal services, clothing closets, showers/bathroom services, and rental and utility assistance programs to homeless and low-income individuals in Los Angeles.

CA

 

Colorado Cancer Coalition

Offers COVID-19 resources to cancer patients and survivors including meal assistance, transportation assistance and emergency financial assistance. In addition, patients and caregivers can also connect with virtual support programs.

CO

 

Circle of Care: For Families of Children with Cancer

Financial assistance for non medical expenses available to children in treatment at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, or a CT resident in treatment out of state.

CT

 

Community Meals

Free meals available to all New Yorkers. Students and families can go to nearby closed school building for takeout meals or available locations across the city.

NY

 

NYC Food Delivery Assistance

Providing assistance to New Yorkers during the COVID-19 crisis by delivering meals to those who cannot access food themselves.

NY

 

Food Bank for New York City

As a COVID-19 response, the food bank staff will distribute food as to-go meals and pre-packaged pantry bags in Harlem and New York City.

NY

 

POTS

Providing life-sustaining benefits and services in the Bronx, NY during the COVID-19 pandemic.

NY

 

Hunger Free Oklahoma

This is a Community Resource Map of COVID-19 Food Resources available in Oklahoma.

OK

 

FareStart

Provides nutritious meals to the Seattle community's vulnerable citizens.

WA

 

Healthcare & Guidance 

HEALTHCARE

9 Online Doctor & Medical Services for 2021

Provides a list of 9 virtual doctor and medical services that are available online.

National

 

Online Medical Apps that Make Personal Health Easier in 2021

This article by Online Doctor, offers a list of 15 free apps to help individuals manage their personal health.

National

 

Confronting the Mental Health Effects of COVID-19 in America

A solutions-focused discussion that explores policy interventions at the federal, state, and local levels to advance mental health during the ongoing pandemic.

National

 

State Health Departments

The CDC compiled a list of the websites for each state or territorial health departments. Each link is clickable by state.

National

 

NMAC

Provides a COVID-19 resources page geared towards those in the HIV community.

National

 

Eldercare Locator

This is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging that connects users to services for older adults and their families. 

National

 

National Ovarian Cancer Coalition Survivor Relief Fund

Delivers support services to survivors and caregivers through food assistance and free emotional support through licensed counselor sessions to help during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

COVID-19 Screening Tool

Provides COVID-19 guidance, connection to state health departments, and a self-screening tool .

National  

 

Mesothelioma and COVID-19

Offers a plethora of free resources including COVID-19, lifestyle, treatment options, and more. All resources are up-to-date, medically reviewed, and certified.

National

 

WomenHeart Encourages Virtual Support

This list offers online support resources and informational resources to women who are living with or at risk of heart disease.

National

 

DDRC (Diabetes Disaster Response Coalition)

Provides a connection to resources for those with diabetes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Patients can also be connected to resources for prescription costs, insulin & pump manufacturers, and information on state-level emergency orders and prescription refill waivers.

National

 

SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline

A toll-free, 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national confidential hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster.

National

 

Komen COVID-19 Action Fund

Helps breast cancer patients (and those at risk) to obtain screening and financial assistance during treatment.

National

 

American Heart Association Coronavirus Live Chat

AHA put together resources to help those with heart conditions manage through the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, there are links to videos and articles as well as a live chat feature.

National

 

Virtual Patient Care

A free service to help individuals with cardiovascular or respiratory issues manage their health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Autism Society

Developed a COVID-19 Toolkit by topic. The site also hosts several videos and Facebook live events on a variety of topics surrounding COVID-19 and the autism community.

National

 

Rite-Aid COVID-19 Self-Testing Sites

Rite-Aid's partnership with the Department of Health and Human services, has set up COVID-19 self-testing sites. Find your nearest location by zip code.

National

 

CVS Rapid COVID-19 Drive-Through Sites

CVS offers rapid drive-through testing throughout the United States.

National

 

SCO Family of Services

List of NY Health resources for access to COID-19 care, information, and mental health services. There is also a section that highlights public benefit programs and uninsured New Yorkers.

NY

 

COVID CareLine of Ohio

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) is providing free emotional support for Ohioans amid coronavirus pandemic.

OH

 

Free or No-cost COVID-19 Testing Centers in Hampton Roads

This pdf provides a list of free or no-cost testing centers available in Hampton, VA.

Hampton Roads, VA

 

GUIDANCE

 

COVID-19 Rapid Response Resources Hub

CAPC put together tools, technical assistance, clinical trainings, and resources designed to help the public rapid response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)

Provides a directory of resources to support clinicians, the cancer care delivery team, and patients with cancer.

National

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy.

National

 

CDC: Interim Guidance for Implementing Home Care of People Not Requiring Hospitalization for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

This guidance from the CDC is for healthcare personnel and is designed to help prevent COVID-19 from spreading among people in homes and communities.

National

 

CDC: Household Checklist

The CDC provides guidance to help household members plan for community transmission by outlining a detailed plan of action with many resources.

National

 

CDC: How to Protect Yourself and Others

The CDC provides suggestions on how to protect yourself during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Coronavirus Support Network

Resource center that provides information about the Coronavirus as well as information for clinics and community service providers.

National

 

Sayfarth COVID-19 Resource Center

This resource center advises clients on short-term responses and long-term strategies for dealing with the effects of the pandemic on their business.

National

 

Siren

Resource center featuring articles of the impacts of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations.

National

 

National Alliance for Hispanic Health

Provides 30 free downloadable visuals as part of the "I do my part" or "Yo ayudo" campaign that offers simple steps to take to comfort and protect ourselves, our families and our communities. In addition, the “What You Need to Know COVID-19” pdf is provided in English & Spanish.

National

 

Social Security & Coronavirus Disease

The Social Security Administration answers issues, concerns, and provides directions for topics specific to social security recipients.

National

 

Patient Empowerment Network

The Pen-Powered Activity Guide can help cancer patients cope, relax, and feel a little less overwhelmed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

World Health Organization (WHO)

Provides daily COVID-19 situation reports, news, and recommendations for the public.

National

 

The White House Coronavirus Task Force

Provides the latest official information on COVID-19.

National

 

FEMA Coronavirus Rumor Control

Helping the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to COVID-19.

National

 

WHO: Myth Busters

The World Health Organization created a series of "myth busters" based on the latest clinical and research information about COVID-19.

National

 

U.S. Dept of Education Federal Student Aid

As part of the CARES Act, this law provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers. This page answers questions about several provisions of the Act.

National

 

Social Security Guide for Displaced Workers

This PDF offers guidance from the Social Security Administration to help individuals maximize their Social Security protection during this time of transition.

National

 

NAMI-National Alliance on Mental Illness

Created a COVID-19 resource page that includes resources and information guides for individuals with mental illness.

National

 

Coronavirus: What People with Cancer Should Know

The NIH address common questions and answers surrounding coronavirus and the cancer population.

National

 

Greater Than AIDS

Offers COVID-19 resources specific to the HIV and AIDS communities. 

National

 

HIAS

Equips refugee communities with information about the virus and deliver information, address critical needs, and provide one-on-one counseling remotely.

National

 

AskMayoExpert's COVID-19 Navigator

Mayo Clinic is made parts of its AskMayoExpert clinical knowledge resource for providers available to the public for access to trusted knowledge on COVID-19.

National

 

Metastatic Trial Talk-COVID-19 & Breast Cancer Care

Trusted information about COVID-19 that is relevant to people with breast cancer.

National

 

Us TOO, COVID-19, & Prostate Cancer

Information about the latest COVID-19 updates for the prostate cancer community, as well as connection to support resources.

National

 

Staying Well While Staying at Home

The CDC provides a guide for cancer patients and their caregivers and family members that provides tips and resources to help this demographic with staying healthy while staying home.

National

 

Resources for Connecting in the Time of COVID-19

Resources for cancer support, research studies, mind & body, and entertainment in the midst of COVID-19. The resources are national or Philadelphia specific.

Philadelphia, PA & National 

 

Housing

211

Use this site to find your local 211 (or dial 211 from your phone) if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services.

National

 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Real Help Now Fund

The Pink Fund created this financial grant available to eligible breast cancer patients who need assistance with housing, transportation, utilities, and insurance costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Clinical Care Counseling Program

As part of the Bone Marrow & Cancer Foundation Clinical Care Counseling Program, patients can access licensed therapists and resource counselors over the phone.

National

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Offers a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help breast cancer patients financially. Requests must go through one of their partnering network of hospital and patient navigators.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Nurses House

Provides short term grants for rent/mortgage to nurses who are unable to work due to medical crisis.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

The Lymphoma Research Foundation offers a grant for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Program: Phase Three

Financial assistance for rent/mortgage needs for eligible Santa Clara County residents.

CA

 

Sacred Heart Community Service

Rental and financial assistance to eligible Santa Clara County residents who've been impacted by COVID-19.

CA

 

COVID-19.CA.GOV

Provides a list of financial programs available to California residents who have been affected by COVID-19.

CA

 

Circle of Care: For Families of Children with Cancer

Financial assistance for non medical expenses available to children in treatment at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, or a CT resident in treatment out of state.

CT

 

MA Financial Resources for COVID-19

Financial education tools and resources developed to help MA residents.

MA

 

Stay Home Virginia

Find the housing-related resources you're looking for here. The list includes resources for renters, homeowners, landlords, homeless shelters, other COVID-19 resources and updates.

VA

 

Housing Crisis Hotline

Financial assistance for rent/mortgage to Hampton Roads residents facing eviction due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VA, Hampton Roads

 

Family Crisis Fund

Provides resources to individuals facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

VA (Richmond)

Insurance

EMPLOYER/COMMERCIAL:

Anthem LiveHealth Online

Receive health guidance related to COVID-19 from using your smart phone, tablet or computer, if it has a web cam. Offered to you with no copay as a plan benefit. 

National

 

AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans)

This organization represents health insurance companies and compiled a comprehensive list of insurance providers that will waive co-pays for COVID-19 testing.

National

 

CIGNA Coronavirus Resource Center

Benefit Questions: (855) 287-8400 / Impact of COVID-19: (866) 912-1687

Find the latest resources and information to help navigate the Coronavirus.

National

 

Humana

Offers resources regarding COVID-19 vaccines, treatment, testing and in-home care.

National

 

Blue Cross Blue Shield

This interactive tool on the Blue Cross Blue Shield website allow you click on your state for information on what your local BCBS is offering in regard to COVID-19 coverage and benefits.

National

 

The Assistance Fund COVID-19 Health Insurance Assistance Program

Offering grants up to $2,500 to eligible individuals who have experienced a disruption in their health insurance coverage due to the pandemic.

National

 

HealthWell Foundation COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance

Grants up to $6,000 to help pay the employee portion of insurance premium costs related to COVID-19 furloughs and COBRA Premium costs related to COVID-19 layoffs/unemployment.

National

 

GOVERNMENT-SPONSORED:

Addressing the Needs of Medicaid Populations During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Center for Health Care Strategies has compiled a list of resources aimed at lessening the impact of COVID-19 on Medicaid populations. There are general resources for states, for professionals, telehealth, long-term services and supports, behavioral health, social needs, health equity and children and youth.

National

 

Medicaid

Resources regarding CDC Guidance, Medicaid and CHIP Agency FAQ's and additional CMS Guidance. There is also Clinical and Technical Guidance for providers, healthcare facilities, billing and coding and labs.

National

 

Medicare & Coronavirus

Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans will cover testing and treatment for COVID-19 and has expanded telehealth services. Learn more on the website.

National

 

COVID-19 Related Enrollment Flexibilities: Medicare Part A or Part B

Eligible persons can receive equitable relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic-related national emergency if they were unable to make their Part A or Part B enrollment choice in a timely manner due to delays and problems with access to the Social Security Administration.

National

Legislation

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021

These acts provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, and small businesses, and preserve jobs for American industries. The U.S. Department of the Treasury breaks down the assistance by groups. 

 

U.S. Dept of Education Federal Student Aid

As part of the CARES Act, this law provides broad relief for federal student loan borrowers. This page answers questions about several provisions of the Act.

 

The Families First Coronavirus Response ActDesigned to strengthen government safety net programs, enacted 3/18/20.

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Designed to provide emergency relief and stimulate the economy, enacted 3/27/20.

The below information summarizes portions of these two acts. Topics include: Emergency Paid Sick Leave, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Direct Stimulus Payments, and Expanded Unemployment Insurance.

Emergency Paid Sick Leave: requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave for specific reasons related to COVID-19.

Effective Dates: April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Eligibility: employees of private sector, employers with fewer than 500 employees, and certain public sector employers, are eligible for up to two weeks, or 80 hours, of fully or partially paid sick leave related to COVID-19 if the employee is unable to work, including unable to telework, because the employee has a qualifying reason for leave related to COVID-19 (listed below).

*Note: Employees who have been employed for at least 30 days prior to their leave request may be eligible for up to an additional 10 weeks of partially paid expanded family and medical leave if they are caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or child care provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 reasons.

Qualifying Reasons for leave related to COVID-19:

  1. Is subject to a Federal, State, or local quarantine or isolation order related to COVID-19
  2. Has been advised by a health care provider to self-quarantine related to COVID-19
  3. Is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and is seeking a medical diagnosis
  4. Is caring for an individual subject to an order described in (1) or self-quarantine as described in (2)
  5. Is caring for his or her child whose school or place of care is closed (or childcare provider is unavailable) due to COVID-19 related reasons
  6. Is experiencing any other substantially similar condition specified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

 

Paid Leave Entitlements: Up to two weeks (80 hours, or a part-time employee’s two-week equivalent) of paid sick leave based on the higher of their regular rate of pay, or the state or Federal minimum wage. This is paid at:

--100% for qualifying reasons #1-3 above, up to $511 daily and $5,110 total

--2/3rds for qualifying reasons #4 and #6 above, up to $200 daily and $2,000 total

--Up to 12 weeks of paid sick leave and expanded FMLA paid at 2/3rds for qualifying reason #5 above, up to $200 daily and $12,000 total

--A part-time employee is eligible for leave for the number of hours that the employee is normally scheduled to work over that period.

 

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA): requires certain employers to provide their employees with FMLA for specific reasons related to COVID-19.

Effective Dates: April 2, 2020 to December 31, 2020

Eligibility: Employees must have been employed at least 30 days and unable to work because they must care for a child (under 18 years of age) whose school or childcare provider is closed or unavailable for reasons related to COVIDE-19

--Full-time employees are eligible for an additional 10 weeks of leave (40 hours per week) paid at 2/3rds
 the employee’s regular rate of pay or states minimum wage up to $200/day and $10,000 over the
 benefit period. The first 10 days of this leave may be taken as unpaid.

--Part-time employees are eligible for number of hours they would normally be scheduled to work over
 that period.  

Applicable employers and tax credits for paid sick leave and FMLA Expansion:

Eligibility: Provisions apply to private businesses with less than 500 employees and all public employers. The U.S. Secretary of Labor would be empowered to grant hardship exemptions for certain businesses with fewer than 50 employees and to exclude certain health care providers and emergency responders.

Reimbursement: Employers will be reimbursed through a payroll tax credit for both emergency paid sick leave and expanded FMLA which applies to for-profit and non-profit employers equal to 100% of the qualified wages paid.

Equivalent tax credits are available to self-employed individuals based on similar circumstances in the amount of:

--$511/day or 100% of regular rate of pay for employees on leave for own diagnosis.

--$200 per day or 2/3rds regular rate of pay for employees on leave to care for an individual quarantined, care for a child whose school/daycare is closed or employee experiencing “substantially similar condition” as specified by HHS.

More info available at U.S. Department of Labor and IRS news release

 

Direct stimulus payments to individuals and families: The IRS will issue one-time rebate checks based on 2019 tax return (or 2018) if filed. For most Americans, no action on their part is required.

Eligible: People who meet income guidelines listed, people with no income, and people who receive Social Security benefits but don’t file tax returns- the check amount will be based on information provided by the Social Security Administration.

NOT Eligible: Dependents over age 17 and Tax filers without SSNs (such as Dreamers and families of filers with only individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers)

Stimulus Payments: one-time payments are made based on tax filing status and adjusted gross income as follows:

--Individuals earning up to $75,000 get $1,200. This includes a married person filing separately.

--Individual filing as head of household earning up to $112,500 adjusted gross income gets $1,200

--Married couples (same sex included) filing a joint return up to $150,00 adjusted gross income get $2,400.

--Families get $500 per child under age 17. For example, family of four earning less than $150,000 can expect $3,400.

Thresholds: Checks are reduced by $5 for every $100 that a taxpayer’s income exceeds the phase-out threshold. Payment completely phased out for:

--$99,000 for single filers

--$146,500 for head of household with one child

--$198,000 for joint filers with no children

Groups that may struggle to get payment and will need to take action to be eligible:

--People who did not file tax return because they earned less than the standard deduction ($12,300 single/ $24,400 joint filer)

--People who earn cash income but didn’t report it. 

 

Expanded Unemployment Insurance: Temporary Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits program created for workers whose employment ended as a direct result of COVID-19 crisis.

Effective Dates: Benefits can apply as early as January 27, 2020 through December 31, 2020. PUA extends usual 26-week benefit to 39 weeks. See more info here detailing state benefits for usual unemployment insurance and related PUA extension information.

Eligible: People whose employment ended as a direct result of the COVID-19 crisis, individuals who are not traditionally eligible for unemployment insurance (such as self-employed or independent contractors, including “gig” workers

NOT Eligible: People who voluntarily quit their job for reasons not related to COVID-19 crisis (this is same as restriction in traditional unemployment insurance)

Application: An individual applies for PUA benefits with the state agency where he or she lives.

Required to Certify: An individual must self-certify that he/she is otherwise able to work and available for work within the meaning of applicable state law except that the individual is “unemployed, partially unemployed, or unable to unavailable to work” for one of the following eleven reasons:

  1. Diagnosed with COVID-19
  2. Has symptoms and is in the process of seeking medical diagnosis
  3. Household member has COVID-19
  4. Providing care to household member with COVID-19
  5. Caregiving for child or primary caregiver for household member that is unable to attend school or daycare due to COVID-19
  6. Individual is unable to reach work due to a quarantine or hear care provider advised to self-quarantine
  7. Individual is unable to reach hob as direct result of COVID-19
  8. Individual is the sole wage earner in his/her household due to death of the head of household as a result of COVID-19
  9. Individual required to stop work as a result of COVID-19
  10. Individuals place of employment closed due to COVID-19
  11. The individual is self-employed, is seeking part-time employment, does not have sufficient work history, or otherwise would not qualify for unemployment benefits under another state unemployment program

 

IRS: Economic Impact Payment Information

Veterans Affairs and Supplemental Security Income recipients with eligible children who didn't file tax return in 2018 or 2019 must act by May 5, 2020 to receive the $500/child payment this year.

National

Marketplace

Marketplace Coverage & Coronavirus

Provides questions and answers to common concerns surrounding Marketplace coverage and the Coronavirus.

National

 

California: Covered California

800-300-1506

Open enrollment ends January 31, 2021, however, you may also get coverage within 60 days of a major life change- including job or income lost due to COVID-19.

 

Colorado: Connect for Health Colorado

855-752-6749

This is Colorado's official health insurance marketplace. General open enrollment ends January 15, 2021, however, Coloradans who experience a qualifying life change have a 60-day window to buy or change plans within the special enrollment period. 

 

Connecticut: Access Health CT

1-855-365-2428

This is Connecticut's official health insurance marketplace. Open enrollment ends January 15, 2021, however, eligible consumers have 60 days from the date of a qualifying life event to buy plans under the special enrollment period.

 

Maryland: Maryland Health Connection

855-642-8572

Offering a coronavirus emergency special enrollment period through March 15, 2021. The coverage start date will depend on the date you enroll.

 

Massachusetts: Massachusetts Health Connector

1-877-623-6765

The open enrollment period ends January 23, 2021. You may also get coverage during a 60-day special enrollment period due to a qualifying life event.

 

Minnesota: MNsure

651-539-2099

The open enrollment period ended December 22, 2020, however, individuals who have a qualifying life event gets a 60-day window to obtain coverage under the special enrollment period.

 

Nevada: Nevada Health Link

1-800-547-2927

Open enrollment ends January 15, 2021, however, individuals who have a qualifying life changes have an additional time frame to apply. 

 

New York: New York State of Health

1-855-355-5777

New York's official health plan marketplace. The time of year when you can enroll in a health plan depends upon the type of health plan you are eligible for. 

 

Rhode Island: Health Source RI

1-855-840-4774

Open enrollment ends January 23, 2021. Individuals who have qualifying life changes may be eligible to obtain coverage in a special enrollment period, which in most cases is 60 days.

 

Washington: Washington Health Benefit Exchange

1-855-923-4633

Open enrollment ends December 15, 2020, however, if you have a qualifying life event, you may be eligible to sign up during a special enrollment period.

 

Washington D.C.: DC Health Link

855-532-5465

Open enrollment ends January 31, 2021. There is a special enrollment period available to uninsured Washington D.C. residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Medication

Patient Advocate Foundation’s Co-Pay Relief Program: COVID-19 Fund

1-866-512-3861
Apply online at https://copays.org/portal/#/login

PAF’s Co-Pay Relief (CPR) program now has assistance available to patients with COVID-19 through the launch of a new disease fund that can provide $500 annually in direct payment for co-payments, co-insurance and deductibles required by the patient’s insurer for medications prescribed to treat and manage their disease. For more details about this important support visit https://copays.org/funds/covid-19/# .

National

 

Walgreens Rx Delivery

Walgreens is waiving delivery fees for prescriptions. Customers can receive them as soon as the next day or choose standard online shipping.

National

 

Healthwell Foundation

Financial Assistance grant of $250 to eligible applicants. The grant covers food delivery, medications, diagnostics, telehealth and transportation related to Covid-19.

National

 

Scriptdrop          

A prescription delivery service that can be requested via text. Delivery fee required.

National

 

PAN

$300 grant to eligible patients that can be used for COVID-19 treatment expenses, over-the-counter and prescription medications, medical equipment and supplies as well as groceries and meals.

National

 

Bristol Myers Squibb Patient Assistance Programs

Program designed and expanded for those financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide free product to patients with a current prescription for a BMS medication. Eligibility guidelines apply.

National

 

AbbVie

This pharmaceutical manufacturer expanded financial assistance to support qualifying patients who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of their AbbVie medications.

National

 

Johnson & Johnson

Pharmaceutical manufacturer that assists eligible patients who have recently lost their jobs and insurance coverage obtain their prescribed Johnson & Johnson medications.

National

 

ucbCARES

Pharmaceutical manufacturer offering assistance to ensure patients who need their medications can access them, including patients who are facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Pfizer

Pharmaceutical manufacturer has adapted elements of its U.S. Patient Assistance Program to accommodate the challenges eligible patients are facing by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Lilly

The Lilly Insulin Value Program allows anyone who is uninsured or lost insurance due to COVID-19 to access their Lilly insulin prescriptions for $35.00. If commercially insured, can access for $25.00 copay.

National

 

Merck

https://www.patientadvocate.org/wp-content/uploads/Merck-Broadens-Patient-Assistance-programs.pdf 

Pharmaceutical manufacturer has expanded its U.S. Patient Assistance Program to accommodate patients who have lost their jobs and health insurance coverage due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Medicine Assistance Tool.org

Free search engine designed to help patients, caregivers, and health care providers find patient assistance programs and resources for prescription medicines they need assistance with.

National

 

Needy Meds

COVID-19 resources listed nationally then by state.

National

 

NORD (National Organization of Rare Disease)

COVID-19 Critical Relief Program. Applications available via telephone or email.

National

 

Greater Than AIDS

This organization will help Americans who have lost their jobs or insurance due to COVID-19, find options for getting and paying for health care and medications through The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP).

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19 Financial Relief

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

I Stay Home for Rare

Provides emergency money needed by applicant families and individuals living with rare disease. These funds can help with both medical and non-medical needs.

National

 

Dexcom Patient Assistance Program

Offering assistance to current US customers who have lost their health insurance coverage as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

NOVA Scripts Central RX & Honeybee Health

Serving Northern Virginia, these companies partnered together to provide mail order prescriptions at a discount.

VA, Metro DC

 

 

 

 

State Unemployment

United States Department of Labor

Fact sheet about unemployment benefits from the Department of Labor.

National

 

Unemployment Insurance Relief During COVID-19 Outbreak

Learn about the CARES Act and which states chose to extend unemployment compensation to independent contractors and other workers who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits.

 

Alabama Unemployment           

1-866-234-5382

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment.


Alaska Unemployment

888-252-2557 (call the claim center closest to your area)

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment.



Arizona Unemployment

877- 600-2722

Provides information on unemployment as well as 40 additional human services programs to help individuals in need.



Arkansas Unemployment

501-907-2590

Access unemployment information and forms or find resources to help you while job hunting.



California Unemployment

800-300-5616 (representatives available 8 am-12 pm PST, different languages)

866-333-4606 (automated self-service, no representative, available in English and Spanish)

Provides information on COVID-19 scenario benefits available under state unemployment. Information available for self-employed and paid family leave.



Colorado Unemployment

800-388-5515 (English); 866-422-0402 (Spanish)

Provides information on COVID-19 benefits available under state unemployment, frequently asked questions, and introduction to the new MyUI+ Benefits system.

 


Connecticut Unemployment
860-263-6975   **Telephone assistance is not available for Unemployment Claims                                                                                         

PDF created by the CT Dept. of Labor to address common questions about unemployment. The PDF also links to the appropriate areas on the website to navigate a claim.

 

Delaware Unemployment

302-761-8446

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available, as well as frequently asked questions.

 

District of Columbia Unemployment

202-724-7000

Provides general information about the unemployment insurance program, the process, and frequently asked questions.

 

Florida Unemployment

800-204-2418

General information about the unemployment insurance program, reemployment benefits, COVID-19 benefits, as well as frequently asked questions.

 

Georgia Unemployment                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

404-232-3180

Provides general information about the unemployment insurance program and frequently asked questions.

 

Hawaii Unemployment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available, as well as frequently asked questions.

 

Idaho Unemployment

208-332-8942

General information about the unemployment insurance claims and information for job seekers.

 

Illinois Unemployment

800-244-5631

General information about the unemployment insurance programs available.

 

Indiana Unemployment

800-891-6499

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available, as well as frequently asked questions.

 

Iowa Unemployment

Contact your local IowaWORKS Center or apply online. The page includes general information about the unemployment insurance program, a section on COVID-19 benefit information, as well as application links to apply.

 

Kansas Unemployment

866-534-3463

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 resources, as well as other labor related resources.

 

Kentucky Unemployment

502-564-5331

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as a COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance frequently asked questions page.

 

Louisiana Unemployment

866-783-5567

Provides COVID-19 information by division.

 

Maine Unemployment

800-593-7660

Resources related to COVID-19 benefit programs as well as a section on unemployment insurance.

 

Maryland Unemployment

410-949-0022

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available, as well as frequently asked questions.

 

Massachusetts Unemployment

617-626-6338

General information and applications to the unemployment insurance program.

 

Michigan Unemployment

866-500-0017

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available as well as frequently asked questions

 

Minnesota Unemployment

Twin Cities area: 651-296-3644
Greater Minnesota: 877-898-9090

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits available, as well as frequently asked questions.

 

Mississippi Unemployment

888-844-3577

Resources for workers and businesses on COVID-19.

 

Missouri Unemployment

Contact your Regional Claims Center (list provided on the website)

General information about the unemployment insurance program.

 

Montana Unemployment

406-444-2840

Resource guides for Montana employees and employers.

 

Nebraska Unemployment

402-552-6645

Guidance and connection to apply for unemployment benefits in the state of Nebraska.

 

Nevada Unemployment

Northern Nevada:   775-684-0350  
Southern Nevada:   702-486-0350 
Rural Areas and Out of State Callers:  888-890-8211

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as frequently asked questions.

 

New Hampshire Unemployment

603-271-7700

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as frequently asked questions.

 

New Jersey Unemployment

609-292-7060

Learn about worker benefits, protections, and the Coronavirus.

 

New Mexico Unemployment

877-664-6984

Connect to the latest updates and resources available to workers affected by COVID-19.

 

New York Unemployment

888-209-8124

Learn everything you need to know about filing for unemployment insurance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

North Carolina Unemployment

888-737-0259

COVID-19 and NC unemployment insurance information.

 

North Dakota Unemployment

701-328-4995

Eligibility guidance and application links to the ND unemployment insurance program.

 

Ohio Unemployment

877-644-6562

Connect to the Coronavirus and unemployment insurance resource hubs. Live chat with virtual assistant available.

 

Oklahoma Unemployment

800-555-1554

General information about the unemployment insurance program for individuals as well as resources for job seekers, employers, and veterans.

 

Oregon Unemployment

800-237-3710

General information about the unemployment insurance program and quick links to COVID-19 resources.

 

Pennsylvania Unemployment

888-313-7284

Information for PA employees impacted by COVID-19.

 

Puerto Rico Unemployment

787-945-7900

General information about the unemployment insurance program.

 

Rhode Island Unemployment

401-462-2020

General information about the unemployment insurance program as well as a virtual assistance help bot.

 

South Carolina Unemployment

866-831-1724

General information about the claims process for the unemployment insurance program and links to apply.

 

South Dakota Unemployment                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

605-626-3179

General information about the unemployment insurance program and the COVID-19 Reemployment Assistance eligibility determinations information. 

 

Tennessee Unemployment

844-224-5818

General information about the unemployment insurance program and steps to apply.

 

Texas Unemployment

800-939-6631

General information about the unemployment insurance program and information for COVID-19 including FAQ, jobseekers, self-employed, child care, and unemployed after returning to work guidance.

 

U.S. Virgin Islands Unemployment

St. Croix 340-773-1994

St. Thomas 340-776-3700

Provides the unemployment insurance overview. 

Utah Unemployment

801-526-9675

General information about the unemployment insurance program, COVID-19 benefits, office of child care, refugee services and other assistance including food, rent, energy, and medical.

 

Vermont Unemployment

802-828-4000

Step-by-step unemployment insurance information.

 

Virginia Unemployment

866-832-2363

Get questions and answers on claims related to the coronavirus.

 

Washington Unemployment

360-902-9500

The Employment Security Department offers COVID-19 information, unemployment benefits, and paid family and medical leave.

 

West Virginia Unemployment

800-252-5627

COVID-19 and unemployment updates, questions, and answers.

 

Wisconsin Unemployment

844-910-3661

Information for the public regarding the department of workforce development and the COVID-19 virus.

 

Wyoming Unemployment

307-473-3789

General information about the unemployment insurance program. Claims will be taken on specific days, based on the first letter of the claimant's last name.

Transportation

Nissan

800-456-6622

Fact sheet outlining potential options for Nissan owners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory tool searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Pink Fund COVID-19 Real Help Now Fund

Financial grant to eligible breast cancer patients who need assistance with housing, transportation, utility, and insurance costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

Colorado Cancer Coalition

Offers emotional, general and financial COVID-19 resources to Colorado cancer patients and survivors including meal assistance, transportation assistance and emergency financial assistance.

CO

 

Circle of Care: For Families of Children with Cancer

Financial assistance for children in treatment at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center or be a CT resident in treatment out of state.

CT

Utilities 

211

Use this site to find your local 211 (or dial 211 from your phone) if you need assistance finding food, paying housing bills or other essential services.

National

 

Findhelp

This interactive resource directory tool searches for assistance programs to help with basic needs using a zip code search.

National

 

LUNGevity Breathe Easier Fund

$500 financial grant to eligible lung cancer patients for basic needs of food, transportation, and general household bills. Applicants must be in active treatment for lung cancer & meet income criteria.

National

 

Pink Fund COVID-19 Real help Now Fund

Financial grant to eligible breast cancer patients who need assistance with housing, transportation, utility, and insurance costs due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Offers a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help breast cancer patients financially. Requests must go through one of their partnering network of hospital and patient navigators.

National

 

Be The Match COVID-19

$500 grant for pre-transplant or post-transplant patients to help with medical or non-medical expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

National

 

Family Reach COVID-19 Emergency Fund

Eligible cancer patients ages 0-30 can receive financial assistance to help with living expenses such as food, travel, and general household bills.

National

 

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grant

This grant is for people with lymphoma/CLL in active treatment to help with food, transportation, lodging, housing, utilities, childcare or medical devices.

National

 

Hampton Roads COVID Utility Relief

Through the CARES Act, Hampton Roads water and wastewater utilities are providing assistance to residents and business with COVID-related past-due balances.

Hampton, VA

 

ELECTRIC & GAS:

 

Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

Financial assistance support programs for residential customers.

CA

 

Southern California Edison

Learn what bill assistance programs may be available to individuals impacted by COVID-19.

CA

 

Duke Energy

Learn what financial options may be available to customers who are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19.

FL, IN, KY, NC, OH, SC

 

Atlanta Gas Light

Suspending shut-offs for nonpayment through April 13, 2020 for customers who are directly affected by COVID-19.

GA

 

Dominion Energy

Go to the page and click on your state. You can find what assistance programs/options are available to you under "Billing".

ID, NC, OH, SC, UT, VA, WV, WY

 

NIPSCO

Offering flexible payment plans to eligible customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

IN

 

Nationalgrid

Learn about programs that may be available to eligible customers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

MA, NY, RI

 

MN Commerce Department

The state Telephone Assistance Plan (TAP) that provides monthly telephone service discounts on one landline or wireless telephone per household.

MN

 

NV Energy

List of programs and payment options available to customers who are experiencing financial hardship from COVID-19.

NV

 

ConEdison

Information about service updates as well as assistance programs for customers affected from the COVID-19 pandemic.

NY

 

INTERNET/PHONE:

 

Comcast

Offering free access to Xfinity WiFi hotspots for 60 days to new and existing customers.

National

 

AT&T

Free access to public WiFi hot spots to anyone. Existing customers will receive unlimited data and no disconnection for wireless, home phone or broadband services. Late Fees will also be waived.

National

 

PCs for People

Individuals and families that meet eligibility requirements can receive a free computer, computer repair, internet service and learning resources.

National

 

Broadband Search

Offers an in-depth page dedicated to internet providers in the Hampton area that are unbiasedly ranked by the amount of coverage they provide in the area. The list offers the speed, price range, user reviews, and contact information.

Hampton Roads, VA

Virtual Learning 

Setting Up Space:

 

Designing Learning Spaces at Home for Remote Learning

Tip sheet that provides tips for designing at-home learning spaces.

 

How to Create the Perfect Study Environment for Online Learning

Learn how to create the perfect study environment that minimizes distractions to put you in the mindset to concentrate during online learning. 

 

15 Brilliant Homeschooling Hacks Parents Are Using Everywhere

The parenting "hacks" are mainly geared towards Elementary age children, but some could be used for middle school aged children as well.

 

Slumber Yard Student Support Sweepstakes

Offering a $100 sweepstakes style opportunity to college students every workday for a year to mitigate financial stressors and support healthy sleep in a college environment.

 

10 Tips to Stay Productive When Studying From Home

Provides ten tips for staying motivated and productive while studying from home, such as keeping up with a regular morning routine or having a designated workspace.

 

Tips & Resources for Parents

 

U.S. Department of Education

Offers a wealth of information on learning, special education, and connection to education related resources.

 

Parents' Guide to Remote Learning

Practical tips and resources to use in your home while your children are learning remotely.

 

TODAY Parenting Guides

These guides are broken down by each grade level and provide benchmarks and tips for your child's academic, physical, and social emotional growth.

 

At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Offers helpful and practical strategies for parents to help children remain focused, productive, and positive. Find sample schedules, resources, and helpful checklists.

 

How to Proactively Prepare for Distance Learning

This article provides tips for parents to be involved in their children's distance learning without spending all day monitoring classwork.

 

How Parents of Online Students Should Prep for School Success

This article provides tips for success of students learning at home.

 

8 Tips to Help Your Child Focus and Stay Engaged During Distance Learning

Article that offers advice for how to help kids make the most of their distance learning experience.

 

Parent Tips and Tricks for Distance Learning

Tips designed for parents to help with distance learning. The article also has additional resources at the bottom of the page.

 

22 Remote Learning Tips for Parents Helping At Home

Learn ways to model and support literacy in the home. There are tips and resources for K-12.

 

Free Tools & Resources for Learning

 

eMediaVA

Featuring content from PBS LearningMedia, this interactive database contains tons of learning materials. It can be searched by subject, type of resource, and grade. There is also a distance learning page that provides free digital resources for each grade.

 

Education.com

Teacher-crafted learning activities for preschool through 5th grade. Find games, worksheets, activities, songs, lesson plans and more.

 

Helping Your High School Student Navigate Learning From Home

Tip sheet specific to helping high-schooler's navigate learning from home.

 

BigFuture

Parents can find how to help their child prepare for college, explore majors/careers and how to pay for college. The parent action plans are separated by grade.

 

Resource List of Distance Learning Technical Applications

Educational platforms and applications to help parents facilitate student learning and provide social care and interaction when not at school physically.

 

Education Reimagined

A hub of practical resources that families across the U.S. have found useful for distance learning during the pandemic. There are sections specific to "Learning" and "For Parents and Families".

 

Great!Schools.org

Offers free grade-based tool-kits for preschool-12th grade. These tool-kits offer resources, worksheets, mock schedules, vocabulary, books and more.

 

Learning Resources

Free learning at home essentials including activities, resources, downloables, printables, and books. The resources are separated by grade and subject.

 

Share My Lesson

Free online learning resources for educators, parents, and students. View the entire catalog of resources, or choose by collection including grade, disabilities, or subject.

 

Learning Disabilities:

 

Tips for Families in Supporting Their Children with Disabilities in Virtual Formats

Provides a glossary of terms and advice on how to make the best of virtual learning for a child with disabilities.

 

Learning Disabilities Association of America

General resource that provides information on understanding learning disabilities and resources and tools to help a child with a learning disability.

 

4 Actions to Improve Your Child's Experience with Online Learning

The National Center for Learning Disabilities provides a virtual learning guide for parents of children with learning disabilities.

COVID Care and COVID Care Recovery Fund provide personalized help for those who need direct assistance.

 

 

 

 

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Patient Advocate Foundation (PAF) is focused on the health and safety of our staff and maintaining the availability of our program services so that we can continue to be a resource for patients, their families and care teams.

 

 

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