This page covers the following:
- Small Business Resources-
-Jobs and Support-
-Medical and Mental Health -
The most important thing we all, as individuals and as a country, can do is follow posted public health guidelines. By doing these things, such as the 3 listed above, you will be actively protecting vulnerable Americans in your neighborhoods and communities.
Refer back to the CDC website to get the latest information about how to keep yourself and your family safe and healthy.
Resources for Small Businesses
If you are [A] a small business with less than 500 employees, [B] an independent contractor, [C] self employed, [D] a private, non-profit organization, or [E] a 501(c)(19) veterans organization, you may be eligible for a $10,000 loan from the US government. To learn more, go here
IMPORTANT, you must submit your application to an approved lender no later than June 30th! You can find more information on how the CARES Act is aiding small businesses here
If you are a freelancer, the Freelancing School has provided an in-depth view of how you can receive help from the government. To learn more, go here
Jobs and Support
If you are currently unemployed and looking for work, companies across the country are still hiring. Many Hospitals are hiring all types of staff to help them cope with the strains of the COVID-19 outbreak. Check with local hospitals to see if there might be a role you can help with! This website is a good place to start your search. If you are a nurse, some hospitals are reportedly paying $100 an hour for registered nurses.
We have also put together a list of some of the major companies that are currently looking for workers during these crazy times. Here are some of the many companies that are hiring. You can click on any of them to get to their individual hiring pages:
- Albertsons Companies
- Dollar General
- Papa Johns
- Pizza Hut
- GE Healthcare
- Uber Works
- Local Grocery Stores
If you are struggling with housing, food, or anything else United Way is always available . You can dial 211 to receive information about how they can help you in your area. The call is free and confidential. You can find more information here
At Home Activities
Whether you are unemployed or just sitting at home with some time to kill, Harvard University is offering free, online-classes. Though this most likely will not help you immediately, it can help position you for success in the future while also helping you pass the time and learn something new. You can find more information here
If you are looking for more things to do to ease the quarantine boredom, here are 6 more ideas we have for you!
Medical and Mental Health
If you are looking to donate to organizations actively working to fight COVID-19 and keep Americans safe, here is a list of a few great options:
- Gates Foundation COVID-19 Funds
- Direct Relief
- United Way Worldwide
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
- Feeding America
You can find even more options here
If you are looking to support individuals in other ways, there are many different facebook groups out there rallying around healthcare workers and other vulnerable populations. One example is the RVs for MDs facebook group, which is connecting RV owners with hospital staff who are unable to live at home due to their increased chances of infection and transmission. You can find that group here.
If you are struggling mentally, know that you are not alone. Whether you are in the hospitals working overtime to heal patients or you are stuck inside and unable to cope with it, there are resources for you. Here are just a few of the many out there:
- Counseling Care Circle's Free Directory of therapists offering support
- National Alliance on Mental Illness
If you are feeling lonely, you can also always get in contact with your friends and family. Now, more than ever, it is important to stay (electronically) connected to those you love and cherish. A thoughtful message or call can make all the difference to someone who may be struggling to cope. Some may be keeping their struggles private but they may still appreciate a friendly voice. Remember that we are in this together!
If you do have to go outside, the CDC is now recommending wearing masks to limit the potential spread of the virus. The CDC is recommending cloth masks, which can be made with a T-Shirt, as demonstrated by the US Surgeon General in the first video below. If you need to, you can also use paper towels. Our very own founder and CEO Tom Burden demonstrates how to make your own in the second video below.