COVID-19 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

Due to the Coronavirus emergency, internet service providers were offering special free service to new customers and grace to existing customers. Offers are at the vendors' discretion, so contact them for specifics. Listed are local providers and their contact info.

Atlantic Broadband ME/NH https://atlanticbb.com

Comcast ME/NH https://internetessentials.com 866-203-0432

Spectrum https://www.spectrum.com 877-217-5063 Some may qualify for Spectrum Internet Assist 855-243-8892

GWI (Great Works Internet) https://www.gwi.net 207-496-1287

Consolidated Communications https://www.consolidated.com 844-968-7224

Local Media

Local media outlets are regularly reporting information useful to both businesses and individuals.

Maine News

https://wgme.com
https://www.wmtw.com
https://www.mainenewscenter.com
https://www.mainepublic.org lots of programming focused on state and national responses

New Hampshire News

https://www.wmur.com

National Public Broadcasting

https://www.npr.org
https://www.pbs.org

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

Government Agencies on Health

US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Home site

Links to information for specific audiences

National Institutes of Health Home site

Maine Center for Disease Control & Prevention Home site

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Home site

World Health Organization Home site

FEMA Home site

Rumors & Fraud

FEMA Rumor Control

FBI latest scams and links to report if you have fallen victim

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.

Science

Take serious care when searching for information on treatment and other facts about the virus--many malicious sites are springing up that may or may not have correct information. Infections are not readily apparent because they are designed to run silently while harvesting information from your computer use.

Johns Hopkins Medicine COVID-19 page

Mayo Clinic COVID-19 page

Home with Kids?

Maine Public Educational material for educators and parents

PBS educational resources with tools while schools are closed

Get Involved / Find Help

The Good Shepherd Food Bank of Maine continues their awesome work to provide fresh, nutritious food to distribution outlets. Check this page for ways to help. For those in need, they've also published a means to more easily find food.

Take a Break!

We all could use a little yoga at this point. Check out this little chihuahua taking instruction in Italian. Bravo!

Get some excercise courtesy of YMCA 360

Virtually visit some museums around the world

Maine museums offering online portals

This child has the right perspective, hear his beautiful Isolation Waltz

Having a sweet attack? Try this really easy pie

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

Make sure the money you give is used as you intend Charity Navigator evaluates and rates organizations


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