Updated March 23, 2020

Local health and emergency

  1. Tahoe Forest Health System (TFHS) in Truckee has updated their COVID-19 Hotline number to (530) 582-3450 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Learn more about their COVID response
  2. Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Emergency Community Resources

Utilities

  1. Comcast is offering 60 days of “internet essentials” for free to low-income households in response to  COVID-19. Call 855-846-8376 (English) or 855-765-6995 (Spanish) or www.internetessentials.com for a free modem with WiFi router.

Kid-friendly health

Here are some age-appropriate resources we’ve pulled together about Coronavirus and children:

Early learning

  1. Homeschooling: Information on how to lay the foundation for learning from home (ie. benefits of a schedule, incorporating recess, art projects). Read more about homeschooling
  2. Scholastic Magazines: Free of free learning experiences including stories and videos for grades Pre-K to 6th grade. Learn more about free magazines.
  3. ABCmouse.com: Inexpensive learning experiences for kids Pre-K to 2nd grade including reading, math, art, science, and social studies.
  4. Subscriptions for learning from home: A comprehensive list of educational resources and learning for kids K- 12. Get the list
  5. Keeping Kids Busy: Identifies 18 at-home ideas for kids K through 12 including storytelling, healthy habit videos, yoga for kids, free worksheets, and virtual field trips. Get the list
  6. For Comcast subscribers: They have created collections of educational videos. Say “education” into the remote control to explore options.
  7. Do it yourself activities
  8. Free STEM Lesson Plans

Financial

  1. United Way: They have set up a COVID-19 Economic Relief Fund to assist with bills, rent, and food. Call 1-866-211-9966 and provide your zip code for a list of local agencies to provide assistance.
  2. Resources for Working Veterans: The CA Labor & Workforce Development Agency has created a list of resources.
  3. Resources for those in the Bay Area: San Francisco Chronicle provided some resources

Entertainment and at-home field trips

  1. Free Virtual Concerts
  2. Aquarium: The Georgia Aquarium, the “largest aquarium in the world,” streams the marine life for free.
  3. Free museum tours: Free virtual tours of 12 museums
  4. Broadway Plays and Musicals: Stream plays and musicals from home