COMMUNITY HELP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

COMMUNITY HELP DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

  • The CGRESD Technology department's own Kevin Smalley coaches the Robotics team at Harrison High School, which is producing N95 masks via 3D printing. He's interviewed here by a local TV news station.
  • Michigan 2-1-1 is a free service that connects Michigan residents with help and answers from thousands of health and human services agencies and resources right in their communities—quickly, easily, and confidentially. They use statistical data (not personally identifiable information) from calls and web visits to help shed a light on the nature of social needs in Michigan for government officials and decision-makers across the state. Visit the 2-1-1 website or dial 2-1-1 on your phone.
  • The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reasons related to COVID-19. These provisions will apply from April 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020. Here's an FAQ about FFCRA and here's an information sheet with more details.
  • Connected Nation staff has been working to compile resources and solutions for those who need it the most. This is their list so far, and they will continue to add to and update this regularly in response to the needs of families, communities, and leaders across the country. Here is a link to those services, which includes where to find free hot spots, pledges from providers, and resources for finding low-cost internet (or phone) service and devices

  • MSU Extension is providing a suite of online resources and programming, including a listing of all MSU Extension virtual events — from family yoga sessions to lunch-and-learns for animal enthusiasts; a collection of free educational resources for parents and caregivers to keep children engaged in learning throughout the school break; online learning opportunities for adults who may want to continue their own lifelong learning; a series of resources to help individuals stay healthy and active during social distancing; and a variety of educational articles related to topics such as dealing with family stress, talking to children about novel coronavirus and managing finances
  • The Pere Marquette District Library and the Harrison District Library are closed through April 5.
  • Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60-Days For New K-12 and College Student Households