Pandemic Resources

by admin | May 27, 2020

This page is dedicated to providing links to what is hoped to be helpful information for the community as we adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Cybercriminals take advantage in times of uncertainty to capitalize on hunger for information and fear. Be extra vigilent in examining any email with a Covid-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts, or calls related to Covid-19. Verify URLs before and after clicking. Use trusted sources of information and be particularly wary of social media links.

In most cases, links are to home sites where there are obvious links to current information. Due to the rapidly changing status of absolutely everything, poke around a bit.

Be informed, be safe and through this we will adapt together. If you have recommendations to post or questions, please do not hesitate to give us a call!

Internet Service

On December 27, 2020, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 became law and established an Emergency Broadband Connectivity Fund of $3.2 billion in the United States Treasury to help Americans afford internet service during the pandemic. The Act directed the Federal Communications Commission to use the fund to establish an Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB Program), under which eligible low-income households may receive a discount off the cost of broadband service and certain connected devices, and participating providers can receive a reimbursement for such discounts. The EBB Program will conclude when the fund is expended or six months after the end of the public health emergency.

Federal Emergency Broadband Benefit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit

Government Agencies on Business & Labor

US government

Coronavirus (COVID-19) hub of links

US Small Business Administration disaster assistance

COVID-19 and the American Workplace at the Department of Labor

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief Home site

FEMA

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Maine Business and Labor

Maine Department of Labor Information About COVID-19

The governor’s page dedicated to COVID-19 for individuals and businesses

Dept. of Administrative and Financial Services Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources (includes links for general public)

Maine Department of Labor (unemployment info)

New Hampshire Business and Labor

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19

COVID-19 NH Business Resources

Unemployment Assistance Hotline at 603-271-7700 File a claim

Mental Health Resources

Times are stressful and maybe you or someone you know needs some help. You are not alone. Find the support you need.

Maine Department of Health and Human Services website

Maine Department of Health and Human Services Hotlines

NH Department of Health and Human Services Check the website or call the suicide hotline at 1-800-273-8255 or 911

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Website has options for deaf and hard of hearing. A national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Specific for coping with the COVID-19 outbreak Call 1-800-273-8255 or 911.

Other Links

Our blogs page has articles addressing specific issues and we are attempting to update with more useful articles.

We use our Facebook page to post links to timely information

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