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  1. MoodyBlues

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    I'd like to ask everyone who knows where to find COVID-19 resources/information to please post links, plus brief descriptions of their purpose. If it's not clear from the above info, also include the area where they're relevant. Please edit one post instead of adding new posts for each addition. This will help keep things somewhat organized by area.

    IRS: Get my payment - IRS.gov/coronavirus/get-my-payment
    US. Check the status of your stimulus payment.

    IRS: Non-filers enter payment info here - IRS.gov/coronavirus/non-filers-enter-payment-info-here
    US. The Internal Revenue Service has put up a page for people who don't normally file income tax returns, or who don't have their direct deposit info on file with the IRS/SS, but are eligible for stimulus payments.

    Headspace: LA County is stronger together - headspace.com/lacounty
    Aimed at LA residents, but available to all. Mindfulness, meditations, sleep help, more. "LA, we’re all going through the current crisis together. To help you weather this storm, Headspace and the LA County Department of Mental Health have partnered to provide support and resources during this challenging time..."

    California Science Center: 'Stuck at home' science activities - californiasciencecenter.org/stuck-at-home-science
    World. This is so cool! If you're in search of something fun, interesting, entertaining AND educational, check this out. New activities daily. For people of all ages, with or without kids.

    Los Angeles County Dept of Mental Health - DMH.LACounty.gov
    and
    DMH.LACounty.gov/covid-19-information
    World. Although this is LA's DMH, its information is helpful for anyone feeling stressed due to this pandemic. If you're struggling emotionally, please make use of its resources, or any that may be available in your area. People are available to help! Whether by phone or online, don't suffer alone.

    IRS: Coronavirus Tax Relief - IRS.gov/coronavirus
    US. Information and lots of links regarding income tax issues during this pandemic.

    Stimulus Check Calculator - abc7.com/finance/stimulus-checks-calculator-how-much-to-expect-under-coronavirus-rescue-bill/6056170/
    US. Calculator to see how much your stimulus check should be.

    Confronting COVID-19: LA County Responds - COVID19.LACounty.gov
    Resources for those in Los Angeles County, including testing information, FAQs, help for seniors, and the latest updates.

    California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response - COVID19.CA.gov
    Information for all Californians; includes resources, information on the 'stay at home' order, symptoms and risks, testing, etc.

    COVID-19: Keeping Los Angeles Safe - corona-virus.LA
    Details of Mayor Garcetti's "Safer at Home" order, FAQs about COVID-19/homeowners and renters/employers and employees/etc., frequently-updated statistics on virus cases and fatalities in LA, and more.

    Governor Newsom's "Stay home. Save lives. Check in" Campaign - www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/31/governor-newsom-launches-campaign-to-protect-health-and-well-being-of-older-californians-during-covid-19-pandemic
    Details of Gov Newsom's campaign to protect the health and well-being of older Californians during this pandemic. From the site: To combat social isolation, ‘Stay Home. Save Lives. Check In.’ campaign urges all Californians to check in on vulnerable neighbors with a call, text or physically-distanced door knock.

    In coordination with non-profit local 2-1-1 systems, California also launches hotline to help Californians answer questions."

    California Health Corps - HealthCorps.CA.gov
    Newly-created state agency where healthcare professionals can register to help. Retired or inactive physicians, nurses, phlebotomists, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, etc., can register. You must provide your credentials/license info, but even if your license has recently expired, they'll take you!

    Onward California - OnwardCA.org
    One-stop resource for the people of California impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Economic impact payments: What you need to know - IRS.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know
    Information from the IRS for all US citizens, regarding the federal government's upcoming stimulus checks/payments.

    Map: Watch the coronavirus cases spread across the world - NBCLosAngeles.com/news/national-international/map-watch-the-coronavirus-cases-spread-across-the-world/2318154/
    Earth. (Self-explanatory)

    COVID-19 Cases in LA County by City - csungis.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=ad3d7225d7114764b2554e8bfa156668
    Map. (Self-explanatory)

    Resources for SoCal Seniors During the Coronavirus Pandemic - NBCLosAngeles.com/news/coronavirus/resources-for-socal-seniors-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic/2334518/
    (Self-explanatory)

    City of Arcadia Coronavirus Info - ArcadiaCA.gov/covid19
    Info specifically for residents of Arcadia, CA.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to prepare and protect yourself - coronavirus.gov
    General information about the virus from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the White House.

    Resources for families during school closures (LAUSD) - achieve.LAUSD.net/resources
    (213) 241-3840
    A must for all Los Angeles Unified School District families. Information on TV and online classes/education, locations of 'grab and go' meals for those in need, links to IT support for online learning, and much more.

    Covered California - CoveredCA.com
    California's health insurance marketplace. The deadline for applying has been extended to June 30, if you're eligible due to job loss or other qualifying criteria.

    Department of Public Services - DPSS.LACounty.gov
    Help and information for LA County residents, including CalFresh, CalWORKS, Medi-Cal, and a lot more.

    Employment Development Department - EDD.CA.gov/unemployment
    (800) 300-5616
    California unemployment insurance.

    LA County Workforce Development, Aging, Community Services -
    (800) 510-2020
    Meals delivered for elderly or disabled homebound people.

    LA County Business and Worker Help Center - LACountyHelpCenter.org
    (833) 238-4450
    Resources for workers and businesses.

    California COVID-19 Medical Supply Contributions - COVID19supplies.CA.gov/
    Do you have medical supplies you can donate or sell? The State of California would like to hear from you.

    LA CARES Corps -coronavirus.LAcity.org/CAREScorps
    (833) 238-4450
    Financial help/resources for small businesses in Los Angeles.

    Get Lost with Lindsay - GetLostWithLindsay.com
    Very cool and fun site for anyone, anywhere, especially parents looking for new ways to keep their kids entertained and engaged. Free virtual tours of famous places around the world.
     


    #1 MoodyBlues, Apr 2, 2020
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  2. Steven58

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    I think this important and I hope people add their regions' info to it. Ty MB! Ty for being here and ty for your thoughtfulness. I am sticking this until the threat passes.
     
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  3. MoodyBlues

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    Who misspelled my perfectly spelled title? Yo, Steven?! :eek:

    But seriously, you're welcome, and thanks. :)
     
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  4. MoodyBlues

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    I participated in a 'town hall' phone call today with Congressperson Judy Chu. She accepted questions from participants, and I thought I'd share one of her responses here. Although she's my representative, the question pertains to anyone in the US who receives Social Security via direct deposit.

    There had been some talk that SS recipients who are normally not required to file income tax returns, would have to file a brief return in order to receive their stimulus payment. She said that has now changed, and they'll receive their payments around April 13th.

    Please note that she said something about SSI recipients not being included in that, but I didn't catch it all.

    If you're receiving regular Social Security, or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI, as I do), and you receive your payments via direct deposit, you won't have to file anything; you should receive your stimulus payment around April 13th.

    If you're receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) from Social Security, I think you may need to file a short tax form, but I'm not sure. The IRS site I linked to in my OP will be updated with info like that soon.
     
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  5. MoodyBlues

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    { begin rant }

    I'm very disappointed by the lack of activity here. I cannot POSSIBLY be the only person who's seen/heard a resource while their governor was speaking, or their mayor, or the head of their county health department, or a local food bank...

    Please share if you hear or see something useful, whether specifically for your city or the whole world. :)

    { /rant }
     
    #5 MoodyBlues, Apr 6, 2020
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  6. MoodyBlues

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    This isn't a resource, but information: effective today, Arcadia (CA) essential workers must wear face coverings while working. This is on top of, or in addition to, LA Mayor Garcetti's earlier announcement that all Angelenos must wear face coverings while out and about.
     
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    Not a resource, but if you're able to contribute--any amount, no matter how small--MayorsFundLA.org will be very grateful. You can read how they're using the donations, here in Los Angeles, by visiting the site.
     
  8. joe71

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    My hometown is Las Vegas NV and I have been through it twice in the last two weeks and all I can is it's a ghost town. Casino parking lots are completely empty:oops:, like other places the only places that are open are places that are essential.
     
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  9. MoodyBlues

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    Yes, I saw footage of Las Vegas the other day, joe, and it was downright spooky. :eek:
     
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  10. dontpanicbobby

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    So.; Normal during a Pandemic.
    Boston is my home...
     
  11. MoodyBlues

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    Okay...? :thinking:
     
  12. mikedt

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    Public schools in Shandong Province, China will open for senior students on Tuesday, 14th April.
     
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  13. MoodyBlues

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    Forgive my geography ignorance, but is that where Jinan is, Mike?
     
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  14. mikedt

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    Shandong Province is where I am, and Jinan is the capital city. They've been opening schools province by province, I've got a list somewhere. But it's only high schools and some middle schools, specifically where students have to sit exams this summer. like the college entrance exam(Gaokao) and high school entrance exam(Zhongkao). Full social distancing rules are enforced at schools.

    BTW I've been on TV again.
    Screenshot_20200412_203234_com.hoge.android.jinan.jpg
    Student's luggage arrives, is disinfected, and is taken to their dorms. Then the students will come on Tuesday.
     
    #14 mikedt, Apr 12, 2020
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  15. MoodyBlues

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    Thanks for the info, @mikedt.

    So are you confident that you're going to be safe/okay once you return to school?

    Our man in China! Very cool. :)

    By the way, I was talking on the phone the other day and I said, "I have an Android friend in China," then quickly added, "HE'S not an Android! I mean I know him from Android Forums." :batdroid: :goofydroid: :D
     
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  16. MoodyBlues

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    Just bumping, since updating the OP does not flag the thread as having new input.
     
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  18. dontpanicbobby

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    Cloth masks are $5.00 in Boston.
    I've only seen black. Not sure why.
    Are fabric shops closed?
     
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  19. joe71

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    Probably as I don't see how they are a essential business
     
  20. dontpanicbobby

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    A nudist in the desert? My mind is blown.

    So I read this somewhere and everyone knows about it probably already butI was intrigued by a cloth mask hack involving pantyhose.
     
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  21. MoodyBlues

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    No, actually, not everyone knows! Care to explain? :D
     
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    I thought DPB's comment, "A nudist in the desert? My mind is blown," had something to do with 'everyone' knowing. :thinking: :D
     
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    Free masks in Cambridge MA.
     
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