Here are some Dos and Don’ts to keep in mind during the COVID-19 Quarantine

Educational Resources for Parents and Students
Helps kids learn to appreciate the arts by providing them with the opportunity to play games, conduct investigations, and explore different forms of art. https://artsology.com/

Lets kids play instruments online. Instruments include the guitar, piano, pan flute, drums, and bongos. https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/

Crafts, activities, bulletin board designs, and finger plays for early education teachers and parents to use with kids. http://www.preschoolexpress.com/

A large selection of fun songs to help teach preschool and kindergarten students https://www.songsforteaching.com/preschoolkindergarten.htm

Resource section includes free flashcards, coloring pages, worksheets, and other resources for children, teachers, and parents. https://supersimple.com/

Life skills curriculum for students in grades K-12. Their resources include strategies for teaching social and emotional skills. https://www.overcomingobstacles.org/

Coding for ages 4-10 https://www.kodable.com/

No need to travel to one of the Smithsonian’s zoos or museums — this website brings your child everything from live video of the National Zoo to the Smithsonian Learning Lab right to their screen https://www.si.edu/kids

Cool Kid Facts gives your child access to educational videos, pictures, quizzes, downloadable worksheets, and infographics. They can use these to learn about geography, history, science, animals, and even the human body. https://www.coolkidfacts.com/

This interactive website, hosted by the U.S. Government Publishing Office, allows your child to see the ins and outs of the U.S. government by taking a series of learning adventures with none other than Benjamin Franklin. https://bensguide.gpo.gov/

This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. https://climatekids.nasa.gov/

Ask Dr. Universe is a science-education project from Washington State University. Kids can send Dr. Universe any question they may have about history, geography, plants, animals, technology, engineering, math, culture, and more. https://askdruniverse.wsu.edu/

Your child can play games, learn fun facts, and find out how to turn coin collecting into a hobby. https://www.usmint.gov/learn/kids

From rainbows to tornadoes and winter storms to tsunamis, meteorologist Crystal Wicker breaks down the fascinating world of weather. http://www.weatherwizkids.com/

Kids Think Design explores careers in fashion design, graphic design, interior design, book design, product design, film and theatre, architecture, animation, and environmental design. http://www.kidsthinkdesign.org/

This educational website hosted by the Smithsonian Museum takes a deep dive into ocean life. https://ocean.si.edu/

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LINKS FOR FOOD RESOURCES: (Please also see attached flyer- Senior Meals Sign-up)
Details on Chicago Food Depository, Meals on Wheels, CPS Meals, The Homelessness Food and Shelter Directory:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html

The Homelessness Food and Shelter Directory:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html

Dedicated Shopping Hours for Seniors:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html

LINKS FOR DONATIONS: (Please also see attached flyer-Chicago Together Help)
Donations: (Goods and Money)
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html

LINKS FOR UNDOCUMENTED INDIVIDUALS:
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/sites/covid-19/home/resources.html

LINKS FOR BUSINESS RESOURCES

The US Chamber of Commerce – Small Business Administration (SBA) have provided information for Coronavirus Emergency Loans for Small Businesses and Nonprofits. Our partners at the Chatham Business Association (CBA) stands ready to work with fellow community stakeholders, city, county, state, and federal leaders to ensure the small business community successfully applies for low-interest disaster loans to offset the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. CBA is available via telephone 773.994.5006 (Pattilyn and/or Beverly) 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; or via email at MelindaKelly@CBAWorks.org. SBA is working diligently to meet customer demand and make the application process as user-friendly and easy as possible. Currently, the online application is under maintenance. In the interim, applicants can download forms, fill them out, and upload or mail them. Visit the website https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/disaster-assistance for more instructions, and if you’re still receiving error messages, try closing and reopening your browser and clearing your cookies/browsing cache.

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Guidance for Businesses and Employers

https://www.chicago.gov/content/dam/city/depts/cdph/HealthProtectionandResponse/COVID-19%20Guidance%20for%20Businesses%20and%20Employers%2003.18.2020.pdf

Resiliency Fund Survey/ Request for Information
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/COVID19Chicago

If you feel sick I encourage you to contact your main physician before you go to the hospital. Please see the following Center for Disease Control guidelines to stop the spread of germs:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick and practice social distancing.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.