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COVID-19 Resources

Updated: Mar 26

While we all are in this weird, and confusing time together, may we take advantage of our extra time at home. Below are activities, copings mechanisms, and resources for you while you shelter in place.


ABOSRB ART

12 Famous Museums – Virtual Tours

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?fbclid=IwAR2cVo4o_wg5Vi5Dxos2rjc8AVqxP0chhzrLt8pSmf7Njy5jRxTrFR0JRi0

Virtual Concerts

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/17/816504058/a-list-of-live-virtual-concerts-to-watch-during-the-coronavirus-shutdown?utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&fbclid=IwAR354M5Ir1VRVgHqJdBD_DL0Nx7RF7CQNFpPVO9koMMOkMeyVGSN6NWUAGk

Neil Gaiman offers free stuff

https://www.thestar.com.my/lifestyle/culture/2020/03/17/neil-gaiman-offers-tons-of-free-cool-stuff-for-free-for-you-to-kill-your-time-with#.XnLPPu2KZ2g.facebook

Metropolitan Opera free streaming

https://www.playbill.com/article/metropolitan-opera-after-shutting-its-doors-will-offer-free-streams-from-live-in-hd-catalog

The African-American Art Shaping the 21st Century

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/19/arts/african-american-art-inspiration.html

Take a museum virtual tour

https://hellogiggles.com/news/museums-with-virtual-tours/

Free Catalogue of Indigenous films

https://www.cbc.ca/arts/there-s-a-massive-free-catalogue-of-indigenous-films-online-and-we-have-6-picks-to-get-you-started-1.4623884

Free livestreams from Center for Puppetry Arts

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/center-for-puppetry-arts-livestream-performances-for-free/KuBGQBiqLKxYs2l0WORhWO/

Audible Stories – Free kid/youth audiobooks

https://www.ajc.com/lifestyles/center-for-puppetry-arts-livestream-performances-for-free/KuBGQBiqLKxYs2l0WORhWO/

Free video of Broadway plays

https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/tv-movies/live-stream-musicals-broadwayhd

National Film Board of Canada has 4,000 free streaming titles

https://www.princegeorgematters.com/local-news/on-our-radar-national-film-board-of-canada-has-4000-titles-to-stream-for-free-2177872

Chicago Public Library online resources

https://www.chipublib.org/online-resources/

Full length dance performances

https://dance.colum.edu/video?fbclid=IwAR15OvjSybsiMw4YulkHwvMLBC4_ELBFV_0O1H7oUgApons6IeGmdvz-8BY

Watch/Stream

https://www.nytimes.com/article/coronavirus-quarantine-what-to-watch.html

MAKE ART


- Draw, paint, hand letter

- Do a puzzle

- Start journaling, or bullet journaling

- Try a Pinterest at home DIY craft

- Make a collage or poster

- Do a photography project

- Create a digital scrapbook

- Draw an apple using a different style each day, for a week

- Write a poem or story

- Revamp your garden

- Practice Mindfulness

- Make a cookbook

- Up-Cycle something

- Build a free website

Lunch doodles with Mo Willems

https://www.kennedy-center.org/education/mo-willems/

Art at home

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EVMQiHHKugF4RQ071DzimkSKn1AuiBNOJ-i6xs1mBts/preview

Lynda Barry teaches you how to draw

http://www.openculture.com/2019/06/cartoonist-lynda-barry-teaches-you-how-to-draw.html

Swear word coloring pages for adults

https://www.justcolor.net/relaxation/swear-words/

Comic Workshops

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMtS6qLaYLSAQYLoxZORJoQ

The Art Assignments

http://www.theartassignment.com/

LEARN

- Read a book

- Practice a new language – DUOLingo App

- Do your taxes/organize finances

- Learn to say a favorite phrase or quote in 7 different languages

- Read the books you never had time for

- Spruce up your CV

- Find great podcasts

- Update your goals

- Join an online community of likeminded people

Chicago Public Library Online Resources

https://www.chipublib.org/online-resources/?fbclid=IwAR0nZQUBtdtlduryhe-4bMf9_vdITj6bd8zSJAPtkHYCZwQnNnXZ7QYF8vI

Ivy League Free Courses

https://www.freecodecamp.org/news/here-are-380-ivy-league-courses-you-can-take-online-right-now-for-free-9b3ffcbd7b8c/?fbclid=IwAR1_2L8H6ZVukCxwNWx3qJUuAaSfoCpxOTsNh2O1QbT7uG6nbDZ3quvqY8Y


JSTOR makes database accessible to the publichttp://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/03/jstor-makes-database-accessible-to-the-public/

UIC library free online resources

https://researchguides.uic.edu/free

Skype a scientist

https://www.skypeascientist.com/skype-a-scientist-live.html

NASA media library

https://www.diyphotography.net/nasa-makes-entire-media-library-publicly-accessible-copyright-free/

10 university art classes

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-10-university-art-classes-free-online?fbclid=IwAR0BSRf348sbVMQj83-XZDO3lAXBPjalpYxrWfXvTV0piME5EtTR89WDxAo&utm_campaign=editorial&utm_content=st-S&utm_medium=email&utm_source=19760185-newsletter-editorial-daily-03-18-20

10 E-books

https://www.haymarketbooks.org/blogs/112-ten-free-ebooks-from-haymarket-books

Here are 2,780+ free ebooks

https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeEBOOKS/comments/fip0m1/here_are_2780_free_ebooks_and_100_free_audiobooks/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share

Stream Opera

https://operawire.com/metropolitan-opera-to-offer-up-nightly-met-opera-streams/


EXPERIENCE NATURE

Virtual National Parks Tours

https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/google-earth-virtual-tours-of-us-national-parks

Garfield Park Conservatory Digital Tour

https://garfieldconservatory.org/resource-center/digital-tours/

Birding is the Perfect Social Distancing Activity

https://www.audubon.org/news/birding-perfect-activity-while-practicing-social-distancing

Take a Walk!

COPE

- Declutter. Baby steps

- Start a gratitude Journal

- Research something you have always wondered about

- Take a bubble Bath with candles and music

- Learn/Research a heritage skill like baking, woodwork, preserving, mosaic, ceramics, cheese making, fermenting, foraging, quilting, slow cooking, soap and candle making, crochet, knots, home remedies

- Organize your music playlist

- Reorganize your wardrobe

- Delete all the apps you don’t use

- Delete all of the Instagram/Twitter accounts that cause you to have negativity about yourself

- Organize all your passwords

- Unsubscribe from unnecessary email subscriptions

Swear word Coloring Pages for Adults

https://www.justcolor.net/relaxation/swear-words/?fbclid=IwAR0zFCKWSEZUQ7LPcSyOAD52_ejl3V5fzr5hnnf4u9iGSYmnbskrG3KJT8s

Care for your Coronavirus anxiety

https://www.virusanxiety.com/

Ground.

https://www.healthline.com/health/grounding-techniques

Quarantine tips from my cat.

https://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/quarantine-tips-from-my-cat

https://www.mindfullivingcounselingservices.com/blog/2020/3/13/coping-with-coronavirus-anxiety

MINDFULNESS

Calm App

https://www.calm.com/blog/take-a-deep-breath

10% Happier App

https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

Free Yoga Livestream

http://bloomyogastudio.com/onlineyoga?fbclid=IwAR1lBOezwwTb9FGFoETHnyq0FSDAP5NDTDQE9C82UnBocfvF1QJu_3evinA

Core Power

https://www.corepoweryogaondemand.com/keep-up-your-practice

Virtual yoga and meditation classes

https://www.wecommune.com/groups/2016291/feed?__s=rn1runsybx51rn6ls4gv&utm_source=drip&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NOW%20OPEN:%20The%20Virtual%20Yoga%20+%20Meditation%20Studio%C2%A0&fbclid=IwAR2zMB8xaqgPFGkE8pfvLqTPeUARkrAOdyNUpGuKIglnQ1vV6eJVVU6AAwI

Daily community meditation on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/events/332907221010566/?event_time_id=332907224343899

SUPPORT/GET SUPPORT

- Write Letters of Love or Thanks

- Write an advice letter to the teenager you were.

- Write another to yourself in 20 years

- Reach out to someone who lives alone or is feeling anxious

- Host a Skype or Zoom dinner party

- Or a virtual dance party

- Make donation box for Goodwill

Medical Attention Request

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeyJgfyrSSoFFio6DOCwsLcbQ44HjBEII7tdqIrx2n0WBSr7Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2eH68f9Ug6mTdDz7VtExb1oCV1BcQ3aBAPJBI-ehg2j6JwZyJMei346I4


Beat Isolation/Loneliness

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-happiness-lab-with-dr-laurie-santos/id1474245040?i=1000468548405&fbclid=IwAR0xtkZlpXweCciT6CA5U0p-grklmQPpJ82ackgX08xqp9bpnKfBV0wR8uQ

Chicago COVID-19 Mutual Aid Volunteer Sign up

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd0MK1dnny1BTlzvohuRlnlC6fHqXKqez0hrZJLuZ6F4-qu9w/viewform

COVID-19 Mutual Aid Fund for LGBTQ+ BIPOC folks

https://www.gofundme.com/f/covid19-relief-fund-for-lgbtqi-bipoc-folks

Rogers Park Community Response Team

https://blockclubchicago.org/2020/03/19/rogers-park-residents-form-hotline-300-strong-volunteer-team-to-help-neighbors-during-outbreak/

Ways to support Rogers Park small businesses

https://app.robly.com/archive?id=02519481765deb3e61256ffc5e094c68&v=true

Substance Use Help

List of postponed Chicago AA/NA meetings and online/phone alternatives: https://www.chicagoaa.org/covid19meetinglist/

https://www.aa-intergroup.org/

Harm Reduction

https://yale.app.box.com/v/COVID19HarmReductionGuidance?fbclid=IwAR2s3FZ0rkYkzn1wH237mLCeCT0t3xdtUeHgoGMldlOUFJz_BNzx3osOUME

Summary of Online and Telephone-Based Substance Use Recovery Support

Attached is a resource for remote services available for clients with alcohol/substance use concerns during this uncertain and likely stressful time. Please feel free to distribute it widely to anyone who may benefit or find it useful to share with others. Many thanks to Sarah Forster, at the Pittsburgh VA, for creating and sharing this resource.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZQPvkqJE9pOfYyONawef3ASjT_b8LoLq2fEhPOWt1IE/edit?usp=sharing

Restaurant Industry Assistance https://ofwemergencyfund.org/help

Bartender Emergency Assistance https://www.usbgfoundation.org

Chicago COVID-19 Hardship and Help

https://transformativespaces.org/2020/03/15/chicago-covid-19-hardship-and-help-page/?fbclid=IwAR1rZkEsHca37wR4IKNNDj5iPIZVT0zAIYv8NaAV9OfEebmxCeTBAydwZFs


WORK FROM HOME

Tips to survive working from home

https://empoweredconnectionscounseling.com/blog/2020/3/18/tips-to-survive-working-from-home-during-a-quaratine?fbclid=IwAR2Bw5sztsFF6zUMCRZHGWNBtZizeeTD4NkzICrKpAriiJGGoT4X-WyUKtU

Pomodoro Technique

https://lifehacker.com/productivity-101-a-primer-to-the-pomodoro-technique-1598992730

WITH KIDDOS

Work with kids

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/career/how-to-work-from-home-with-kids-around/ar-BB11cYSI?ocid=msedgntp

List of available childcare workers: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_v3oJj8eBD2OEVDCrZZr4maaigc4yqdwrEl4YC9wXcU/edit?fbclid=IwAR2RCYmO7Yr4jFMipLt9AYIi7302tOT8NKPy3DJ8mMmhVLOWU5XSC2rSDRQ#gid=0

Comprehensive list of online learning and entertainment resources: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sGUs-oWhfjlmFpXzs0mE7m0VDB-g9B5Lv4Tz3oT274g/edit?fbclid=IwAR26O0sqg3iFKXPpobE1ke8QueYwk2IJ3Oi8NkULtXUhWBoBVq-K7dENGzM

Parent/Caregiver COVID Guides

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/13/814615866/coronavirus-and-parenting-what-you-need-to-know-now?fbclid=IwAR1uIEyYIkG2YLm3HSMZgwiwCfRhwLFjL7KLguyVHQBC4zGiP5xwtlK7uUc

https://www.nctsn.org/sites/default/files/resources/fact-sheet/outbreak_factsheet_1.pdf?fbclid=IwAR0rds7VodjL68HDy01xO1X7H_hT8Z88IULhDhHQSyYFVGZZPUw5hF71eUQ

Explain to kids

https://www.3newsnow.com/news/national/coronavirus/local-author-narrates-childrens-book-explaining-coronavirus

https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/

WITH PETS

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1LwNtXEscGLryhtSL47CprIC_6uEvAoiDFOWOA4wovpQ/viewform?edit_requested=true


FINANCES

Credit Card assistance

https://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/issuer-assistance-programs-amid-coronavirus-fears/

Food Pantries and Community Assistance

https://www.chicagosfoodbank.org/find-food/

https://missionola.com/VoicesOfMission.html

Utilities

To increase the number of Chicagoans able to access broadband, Comcast has introduced new eligibility guidelines for their “Internet Essentials” package which will make the program available to all families who qualify for government public assistance programs, including low-income individuals with disabilities and seniors. To apply for the program, low-income applicants need to show they are participating in one of more than a dozen different government assistance programs. The first two months are free, then you can cancel without penalty or continue service for $9.95 per month. For more information visit www.internetessentials.com or https://Aplicar.InternetEssentials.com (Spanish)

If you live in Chicagoland, Northern Illinois or Northwest Indiana, use the Online Referral Desk Form below to contact us for assistance with rent/mortgage, utilities, medicine, food, clothing, or transportation.

https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/metro/referral-desk/?fbclid=IwAR2ogJd2tKDi7mcA6vIjG_cHrXuynvwCDDA4FfJ2pN910jgzGlbm-q8ozww


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