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COVID-19 related Resources:
What To Know About Wisconsin's Coronavirus 'Stay-At-Home' Order
By now, you've heard the advice that to slow the spread of coronavirus in the U.S., we need to practice social distancing. But if you're confused as to what that looks like in practice, NPR's got some answers. Click READ MORE for links to a host of resources covering everything from health and safety to recreation and entertainment.
Need to attend an alcoholics anonymous meeting during COVID-19? Use this AA phone meeting schedule.
How to apply for unemployment in Wisconsin if you get laid off because of coronavirus.
How to clean your home for Coronavirus. It takes only a few minutes, but cleaning high-traffic surfaces once a day can make a difference in preventing the spread of infection.
Center for Disease Control: COVID-19 Social Distancing.
Co-quarantine with an abuser? Worried about having to self-isolate in a dangerous home situation? Please reach out to the National Domestic Violence Hotline: CALL 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224 or CHAT at thehotline.org.
Are you in need of food? Do you need someone to pick up groceries? Are you looking for ways to help during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s a non-exhaustive list of resources across Wisconsin. If you don’t find what you’re looking for here, you can search for services online at 211 Wisconsin, dial 211 on your phone, or text your ZIP code to 898211.
Center for Disease Control: Managing anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Grocery Industry Leader: How to shop during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Consumer Reports: How You Can Kill Coronavirus in Your Car Without Damaging Interior Surfaces
How to prioritize your pantry cooking and making your food last longer.
Financial Resources to Help Get Through COVID-19.
COVID-19 Information and Resources in Wisconsin.
Center for Disease Control: Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
U.S. Small Business Administration: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
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Education and Recreation at home:
Announcing a National Emergency Library to Provide Digitized Books to Students and the Public
Need internet access for virtual school work? Spectrum is offering free access to broadband and Wi-Fi for students without access for 60 days.
With school closures around the country due to #coronavirus, please check out this FREE children's literacy resource featuring the world's best storytellers reading books aloud. Each video includes an activity guide with lessons for K-5 students to do at home.
Well-known children's stories translated into Spanish and spoken by a native Spanish speaker. Great for kids... and adults too! Read along in Spanish or English.
#OperationStoryTime | Your Favorite Authors Host Story Time Online!
You Can Now Watch Astronauts Reading Stories From Space.
Metropolitan Opera, After Shutting Its Doors, Will Offer Free Streams From Live in HD Catalog.
Singalong on YouTube with EmilyArrow as she prepares a lesson from her studio to bring music, stories, and mindfulness into your home.
Here’s The Entire List of Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings.
The newly launched #SmithsonianEdu campaign highlights 1.7 million online tools geared specifically toward students and teachers.
Milk Street Cooking School's online classes are free through April.
Google Arts & Culture has teamed up with museums and galleries world wide to bring you over 500 virtual field trips to explore during your quarantine.
The National Wildlife Federation will offer free, complimentary access to Ranger Rick online and the digital editions of its magazines during the COVID-19 shutdown of schools and daycare centers. The access will extend through June 30, 2020, and will only require an email address for access online.
Virtual Concerts: NPR is updating a list of live musical performances from around the world, categorized by date and genre.
Without a doubt, many of us are feeling anxious as we navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19. The team over at Calm are feeling it too, and wanted to share some of the tools they're using to take care of their minds and stay grounded.
New England Aquarium Is Live Streaming “Virtual Visits” With Activities For Kids.
America's Test Kitchen is providing this special collection of 50 all-time favorite recipes free for everyone during the COVID-19 emergency.
These 20 free printables from Melissa and Doug allow kids of all ages to trace letters and color different animals and objects that start with each letter.
Over 100 Museums Invite You to “Color Their Collections” with Free Adult Coloring Books.
It's Science Mom and Math Dad. While their science and math lessons are aimed at kids age 7-12, this is a family-friendly show that is for BOTH kids and parents (and any elderly people who are feeling isolated at home and would like to watch some science and math lessons and participate in a few crafts).
Margaret Atwood shares recommendations for books to read while self-isolating.
The American Dairy Association has Virtual Farm Tours for various age levels while you're stuck at home.
Google now lets you explore U.S. National Parks via 360-degree virtual tours. With Virtual Reality and 360-degree videos, you can now immerse yourself in virtual environments that give you a real sense of what a place is like, without actually being there.
This GoogleDoc has a list of websites for author read alouds and activities.
Hello Artists! Ready to stay creative from the couch? Here is your guide to enjoying art at home!
Doing a lot of baking at home? Here's how to freeze your baked goods so nothing goes to waste!
YMCA 360 offers online exercise, fitness, wellbeing, and youth sports classes from the comfort of your own home.
A collection of more than 150 kid-tested and kid-approved recipes, experiments, hands-on activities, and quizzes for free from America's Test Kitchen.
You don't need to spend a lot in order to learn a lot. Here's 18 free educational resources that USA Today rounded up for kids who are stuck at home.
“Weather School” via Facebook Live for families with elementary & middle school kids, who want to learn about specific weather subjects.
You can stream Shakespeare plays recorded at the Globe theatre, online.
A sonnet a day with Patrick Stewart.
How to make these next few weeks a little easier, courtesy of birds.
Love to learn? Discover thousands of free online courses from top universities around the world like MIT, Stanford, and Harvard.
60+ free Charlie Chaplin Films.
Amazon makes all kids shows free to stream.
The Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom
24 Substitutions for Common Ingredients You Might Be Looking for Right Now.
Oshkosh YMCA is creatively finding ways to keep you healthy while being isolated - both mentally and physically, including your nutrition!