Covid-19 Resources - We are all in this Together!
Hello Friends and Neighbors, There has been an abundance of information coming out about all that is happening in our world but sometimes it's hard to remember where you saw something or how to get back to it. This page includes links to information that can help us all get through these tough times. Save this page so you can access these links quickly and easily. This is by no means a complete list and we will add to it every day. Thanks to our Marketing Coordinator, Heather Gray and Rep. Christopher Rabb's office for compiling many of these links.
Additionally, please scroll to the bottom of this page for a very important section about how you can help your local hospital during this time of crisis.
Also please enjoy the beautiful photographs of spring flowers to lighten your day. (Thank you to Hillary O'Carroll from Isabella Sparrow for her great photos.)
Stay Safe - Stay Home - Stay Healthy!
Information current as of 3/27/2020
LOCAL COMMUNITY INFORMATION
Support Philadelphia restaurants, while responsibly practicing social distancing. Use this aggregator to find what restaurants in the Philadelphia area are open for take-out, curbside pick-up, or delivery during the lockdown of Philadelphia’s restaurants and bars during COVID-19. This list is constantly evolving, so if you see a place missing please use the form on the website to add them. https://www.diningatadistance.com/philadelphia?fbclid=IwAR0x60s2pc-03tdYxlXPyj7Kl9PkLOy-WHxLHRU5fTUZzXh0o39ryNfki3M
Internet Access - Staying connected during COVID-19: The City recognizes that having access to the internet is critical for families and individuals during this time of crisis. While practicing social distancing and dealing with the closures of many businesses and social services, internet access will help families and individuals do a wide range of activities, from schoolwork to job searching to paying bills. Through the Office of Innovation and Technology, the City is working to make sure everyone can remain connected and that those without Internet access can get it. The link below will take you to a page listing some important updates on low-cost internet and wi-fi access that have been made available. This list also provides the updates made to mobile phone service plans to help support individuals during the COVID-19 crisis. Full updates for each company and any restrictions or limitations can be found on their respective websites. https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-25-staying-connected-during-covid-19/
The Chestnut Hill Local's local COVID-19 resource: (this page includes listing of postponements, closings, and cancellations)
The Chestnut Hill Business Association (this page includes links to local businesses and restaurants who may have online food ordering, purchasing, or gift cards available) https://chestnuthillpa.com/covid-19/
Where Philly children can receive free meals - WHYY - https://whyy.org/articles/where-philly-kids-can-find-free-meals-during-coronavirus-school-closures/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=news&fbclid=IwAR3I_CBF4KSjGrIxn-trwhPWbV9wpKMuHvDvVVHOXkwNlJOFaHn74pLiG5g
New restrictions for City of Philadelphia - https://www.phila.gov/2020-03-16-city-announces-new-restrictions-on-business-activity-in-philadelphia/?fbclid=IwAR0t-qbrIAAoXqc_RR7uF6h62s5rlCUuwN6-sIArMVUtbWancdvCUbnu0Is&utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=read+more+about+the+City%e2%80%99s+announcement+here&utm_campaign=Information+and+resources+for+you+during+the+COVID-19+pandemic
SEPTA has announced changes to its service schedule. It will be operating the Severe Weather Plan for Regional Rail. Click here for more info.
The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has activated a Greater Philadelphia Coronavirus Helpline. It’s available 24/7. If you have questions about symptoms and risk factors, what to do if you think you may have been exposed, testing resources or recommendations for social distancing, you can contact the helpline at 1-800-722-7112. Click here for more info.
COVID-19 & OTHER HEALTH INFORMATION
Philadelphia Department of Public Health coronavirus info:
World Health Organization (WHO):
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
LEARNING FROM HOME FOR ALL AGES
Crash Course videos - https://www.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids?fbclid=IwAR3yTartm9kjJDGtAWjXLq3oM4mYm5it1VWVuHjd1BAQV7h-QR6pZEtAijc
National Geographic Quizzes - https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/games/quizzes/?fbclid=IwAR3FFSXuxKnG8_o7maTyBtSelQ00_ivIYbbZ_HHNIeOzqOVySg-KS1mZIwE
NYT Writing Prompts - https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/15/learning/students-can-respond-to-daily-writing-prompts-inspired-by-the-new-york-times-at-home-for-free.html?fbclid=IwAR3eK9dyRok4Wk2Ihdj4l13HLQBlIwi_tG9hg4wg9de3NdgQTUyxGv-C7Xo
Visit Museums from Home - https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours
The kids should see this - https://thekidshouldseethis.com/?fbclid=IwAR3cBfmUxWorxoI0RhGjU86XUpXfxQo-ED4OrwUcSFzD10qSppTqA4aV6-g
WHYY - https://whyy.org/articles/parents-keep-kids-busy-during-pandemic-with-theme-days-couch-to-5k-plans-and-play-doh/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=news&fbclid=IwAR1wKysmTRUteRUETykkxVJSpkEbG8MvNwfisvunm0PGYwP1sEG-E1XzhpQ
Teacher’s instagram - https://www.instagram.com/p/B9rxo-cpSMK/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link&fbclid=IwAR3wt5tTg6lFPDA8vbtiRmNFueOrP_CnyGIB8mH0bu0hDyzX4Z6CS_jd3YE
National Constitution Center live classes
Local coloring pages - Chestnut Hill Conservancy's History at Home new pages every day!
White House Experience
Misc Attractions Virtual Tours
Yale Online Wellbeing Course
Met Opera Audio Streams
Rebecca Thornburgh color book: http://www.rebeccathornburgh.com/chillie-coloring-book/. Chillie the Bear is a local Chestnut Hill Icon!
PENNSYLVANIA & NATION-WIDE INFORMATION
Gov. Wolf has ordered all non-life-sustaining businesses in Pennsylvania to close. Grocery stores are life-sustaining, so they will stay open. You can get a breakdown of which businesses are non-life-sustaining and which are life-sustaining by clicking here.
The PA Turnpike Commission (PTC) has announced that to keep travelers from interacting with tolling personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, cash and credit cards will NOT be accepted at any interchange statewide until further notice. Click here for more info.
Amtrak has changed its service schedule. Click here for more info.
If you’re employed in Pennsylvania and unable to work because of COVID-19, you may be eligible for Unemployment or Workers' Compensation benefits: Click here for more info.
PennDOT has issued an announcement about expiration dates for driver licenses, ID cards, vehicle registrations and safety and emission inspections. Those dates have been extended. Click here for more info.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Chestnut Hill Hospital is accepting donated masks!
If you have facial masks that are not currently being used, the Hospital will accept them. Any type of mask is acceptable including surgical, N95, construction, etc.
In addition, if you have some skill and a sewing machine, surgical mask covers are also being used by clinical professionals.
See the YouTube video below for a pattern that would work well.
Arrangements to drop off of items can be made by calling Cathy Brzozowski at 215-248-8727 or sending an email to ChestnutHillMarketingGroup@towerhealth.org. A Hospital representative will meet you in front of the Hospital. Remain in your vehicle and they will remove the items.