COVID-19 Resources and Information

During these tumultuous times, we’ve compiled some resources that may be helpful for you. We will continue to update these as the situation develops, so check back frequently.

If there are other resources or services that you would like us to provide, please share that feedback with us.

National Resources

Employment and Job Loss

  • The AFL-CIO has put together industry-specific resources and materials for the pandemic. This may be helpful for the general public, employers, and specific worker groups.
  • If you’ve been laid off, you may be eligible to receive unemployment benefits. The process will depend on your state, so check out how to get started in each state.
  • If you are a restaurant worker, see what support may be available to you.

Food Assistance

  • Feeding America is a nationwide network of food banks. Search by your zip code to find a food bank near you.
  • If you receive SNAP benefits, Expensify is offering $50 to help purchase groceries. Just follow the instructions on the Expensify Hunger website to upload your receipt and receive an extra $50 to help with grocery expenses.


Parenting in the Time of Coronavirus

  • As schools around the country shut down, parents are facing the challenge of keeping their kids entertained and educated. Check out these lists of free subscriptions and resources from education companies: Amazing Educational Resources and Kids Activities Blog.
  • Scholastic is also offering day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing while schools are closed.
  • The Cincinnati Zoo is closed, but they’re holding regular Facebook Live events to make the break from school fun and educational.

Free Tax Resources

  • Even with everything going on, it’s still tax season! If you haven’t filed your taxes yet, check to see whether you’re eligible for free name-brand tax prep.
  • The IRS has delayed the April 15 tax payment deadline by 90 days. However, you still need meet the April 15 filing deadline if you are expecting a refund or requesting a six-month extension.

State-Based Resources

Coronavirus responses vary significantly by state. We have collected resources for some states and will continue adding to this list as the situation develops.

Housing News

  • Many local authorities are pausing or suspending evictions during the coronavirus crisis. Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose have already taken this measure to protect residents. Plus, some expect Governor Newsom to suspend evictions across the state.
  • St. Louis has also suspended evictions and parking tickets for the duration of the coronavirus response.

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