COVID-19 Resources

Nationwide relief for those affected by COVID-19

 

 

Government Benefits

 

  • Unemployment: Recently unemployed residents should visit the Department of Labor website to see what benefits they are eligible for.

  • Disability, Workers Comp & Family Leave: Residents can apply for wage replacement if they become ill with COVID-19 or are caring for a sick family member. Laws vary from state to state.

  • Disaster relief: Residents can check their eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance

  • State Social Services: Social Services may be able to help low income families with food or cash assistance.

  • The SBA provides low-interest disaster loans to help businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

 

 

Charitable Assistance

 

  • Local Charities: Charities such as Salvation Army and United Way are raising disaster recovery funds which help connect those affected to food, healthcare and housing resources.

 

  • If you need assistance finding food, accessing free child care or other essential services use this url: http://www.211.org/services/covid19 and enter your zip code or city and state to find resources, or you can dial 211 to speak to someone at the United Way.

 

  • Food Banks: It’s critical that residents are able to access basic needs. You can help by directing those in need to local food banks in their area.

 

 

Mental Health Resources

Visit the CDC website to learn more about things you can do support yourself and your loved ones:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fabout%2Fcoping.html

 

  • Call the customer service # on the back of your medical insurance ID card for a list of mental health providers in your area

  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

  • Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line

 

 

Federal economic stimulus package

Details are still unfolding, but the proposed $1 trillion plan may include direct payments to individual American taxpayers based on income and family size

 

Utility customers

Some local utilities are suspending disconnections and waiving late fees for affected customers. Please contact your local utility provider for further details.