covid19 resources

Covid-19 Resources

covid-19

Covid-19 has really changed the way we work, live on a day-to-day basis, as well as interact with the world. Information is always changing and we are doing our best to keep you informed, as well as safe. On this resource page you will find links that will: keep you updated on your local covid-19 cases; offer personal and business financial assistance. In addition, there are links for self-care, kids, learning & fun. Give us a shout and let us know if you are searching for information not listed here.

keep current on local stats

Virginia Department of Health’s Covid-19 interactive map with Covid-19 info and current stats.

real estate & covid-19

Blue Ridge Fine Properties - stay safe message, covid19

we like to move it, move it

virtual hangout

There ain’t no party like an isolation party! Zoom and Houseparty are the platforms of choice for getting some face to face time. Virtual coffee dates, dance parties, game night, book club, group therapy, live tv shows – and, yes, office meetings. Just make sure you have pants on.

Blue Ridge Fine Properties - covid19 zoom meetings
Blue Ridge Fine Properties - covid19 sculpture with mask

take up a new hobby

Get baking with Milk Bar owner Christina Tosi She hosts an Instagram Live series “Baking Club,” where the first night is the ingredient list and 2pm the next day she teaches a class around those ingredients.

 

The Y has some fantastic virtual classes you can try from Arts & Crafts to Zumba!

 

Take an outside scavenger hunt, or rent an escape room from Crack the Code Escape Room.

 

My Modern Met has 5 art challenges to spur your creativity.

 

MoMa is offering free online art classes.

 

Ahhh, meditation! Headspace has a free, curated collection called Weathering the Storm. with meditations, sleep exercises, and movement sessions.

food & drinks

Does everyone loves takeout and delivery as much as we do?! Well now you can get bottles of wine, growlers of your favorite IPA and even cocktails (try the ones from Table 44 in Staunton!)

Check out business & restaurants that are open in Staunton, Waynesboro, and Charlottesville. If you would like to support them further, many of the restaurants have gift certificates for purchase, and gofundme’s for their staff.

The Local Food Drive-thruStauntonWaynesboro’s Project Grows, and Charlottesville Farmers’ Markets are order in advance and pickup now. So easy!

Blue Ridge Fine Properties - covid19 social distancing outside a restaurant

theater

Broadway hits!

 

American Shakespeare Center in Staunton’s BLKFRSTV

 

Stratford Festival’s [email protected] presents a film festival of their 12 favorite Shakespeare films.

 

La Jolla Playhouse’s WOW at Home (Without Walls).

 

The Homebound Project is an independent theater initiative connecting sheltering artists and helping to feed children affected by COVID-19.

 

JS-ENCORE is a curated, bi-weekly series of traditional and contemporary Japanese performances.

 

Upstreaming featuring a conversation with Bard Professor and Author Neil Gaiman, in addition to their archive of performances.

 

National Theater (UK) at Home presents their archive of world class theater.

 

The Byrd Theater in RVA has a Virtual Screening Room. of movies for you to enjoy.

Blue Ridge Fine Properties - not today, covid19

small biz support

Support Local! Buy gift cards to your fave small businesses to provide critical cash support during the COVID-19 crisis. Don’t see them on here? Submit their name. Small businesses are the lifeblood of our country! @helpmainstreet gives 100% of proceeds to small businesses.

 

VA30 Day Forgivable Small Business Loan is intended to provide immediate financial assistance (within maximum three days) to meet payroll, preserve healthcare coverage for employees and save jobs while they await recently approved federal funding.

 

Employee Retention Credit

 

Small business and self-employed tax center.

 

Payroll Protection Program (PPP)

 

Small Business Economic Injury Disaster Loan EIDL

 

SBA debt relief for those with an existing SBA loan

freebies

A list of freebies from entertainment to education.

 

Free coloring books from The New York State Library and Charlottesville Community Coloring book by local artists.

 

Virtual tours of 17 Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

 

Harvard is offering 71 free online courses – some will even earn you a certificate.

 

Take an adventure through the Hidden Worlds of the National Parks, where most people never get to see!

Apartment Therapy’s list of 94 fun thing to do at home (mostly free)

individual support

Free Meals in Waynesboro from WARM

 

C’ville restaurant employees – C’ville Restaurant Fund is giving $200 mini grants to restaurant workers who have been laid off.

 

FREE online portal to help people who don’t file taxes get their stimulus check faster!

 

How to cope with loneliness during the pandemic.

 

For families in need of food, Staunton City Schools has prepared a list of places in Staunton distributing food.

 

Mutual Aid Infrastructure SAW (Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro) sign up for assistance or to volunteer.

 

Mutual Aid Infrastructure Charlottesville sign up for assistance or to volunteer.

 

Expensify.org is providing immediate support to familes on SNAP.

 

Check status of your stimulus payment.

 

Economic Impact Information Center

 

Tax filing and payment updated deadlines.

 

Paid sick leave and child care leave for employees.

 

C’Ville Community Cares request for Covid-19 Emergency Assistance