The COVID-19 pandemic is extremely stressful and it is vitally important to not panic. In addition to practicing good hygiene and social distancing, the next best way to prepare for what is to come is to stay informed and to be able to separate fact and fiction. This guide provides resources for the Highline College community and its aim is to bring information and peace in a time of uncertainty and fear.
The following locations provide free COVID-19 testing – regardless of immigration or insurance status. They are open to anyone who cannot access a COVID-19 test through their regular healthcare provider. Most sites are non-profit Community Health Centers.
The CDC is the top health authority for the United States of America. Their COVID-19 website provides resources on symptoms, federal guidelines and important statistics on testing throughout the country.
This is an anxious time for adults, but it can be even be scarier for children. This resource from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) provides tips on how to talk to your children about COVID-19 and the impact pandemics can have on us locally and globally.
Employment Security has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time. This website provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as the most up-to-date scenarios for benefits administration.
The official website of the Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee. Visit this website for information on how his office is working through the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing resources for employers, employees, students and veterans.
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
How to Stay Safe and Sane during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Hispanic, Black and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander groups also have been infected and hospitalized at significantly higher rates in King County than white people, according to the analysis conducted by Public Health – Seattle & King County.
The striking overrepresentation of African Americans among confirmed Covid-19 cases is also seen in what state-by-state data is available, and it underscores that, far from being an “equalizer,” the coronavirus pandemic is amplifying preexisting social inequities tied to race, class, and access to the health care system.
If you’re looking for help feeding yourself or your family, you’re in the right place. Use the map to find a Food Lifeline partner food bank, food pantry, or hot meal program in your neighborhood. This food is free and available to you, even if you don’t qualify for SNAP or EBT.
Some of these programs and services are available to everyone regardless of where you live. All Seattle residents regardless of immigration status are eligible for City of Seattle programs and services unless noted otherwise.
Are you a Highline College student with expenses related to the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) pandemic? You may qualify for a federal CARES Act grant, which provides emergency funding for college students.
Washington State COVID-19 Response is the one-stop, official COVID-19 site, where all state agencies provide their information and emergency actions. You'll find links to the State Department of Health, resources for individuals and families, travelers and commuters, the latest information on unemployment benefits for business and workers and small business support from the Department of Employment Security, local health departments, and for childcare, K-12, and higher education.
Being stuck at home can be stressful and you can only watch so much Netflix. Here are other ways to stay busy.
Everyone is stuck at home. It’s hard not to focus on the headlines, the uncertainty and the heartache. We’re all leaning on our houseplants and each other for support during these tough times. Here are 100 activities you can do ay home.
With the planet’s 1,700 public botanical gardens closed because of COVID-19, you can explore these havens of tranquillity virtually and experience their peaceful calm in the safety of your living room.
Many of the world’s art institutions have been forced to temporarily shut their doors. Luckily, that doesn’t mean that we’ve lost access to the countless treasures. Many offer virtual tours of their holdings. From Santa Fe to New Delhi you can find a new favorite.
Take a tour of the National Aquarium with more than 17,000 specimens representing over 750 species. The National Aquarium's mission is to inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. The aquarium's stated vision is to confront pressing issues facing global aquatic habitats through pioneering science, conservation, and educational programming.
Take free assesments or your computer skills and learn how everything from the cloud to information security works. After you master all the topics you can take a test and get a Digital Literacy Certificate from Microsoft.
“Goodnight With Dolly” features music icon and book lover, Dolly Parton reading a series of Imagination Library books all carefully chosen for their appropriate content at this moment in time. Dolly welcomes the viewers and introduces the title, author and illustrator. Snuggled in bed with her Imagination Library book, Dolly shares stories that are just right for this moment in time. The readings will be a mixture of Dolly and the interior pages of the books. Once a week for 10 weeks at 7:00 PM EST, The Book Lady will deliver her story
Connection with people is an inherent aspect of our human society. We seek out and lean on human interaction when we are experiencing the stress of life's challenges. This biological programming drives us to gather in groups, usually shielding us from mental and physical harm.
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Utilize these resources from the CDC to manage your stress and anxiety during this trying time.
Josh Gad, the actor who voices the character Olaf in “Frozen,” is doing his part to entertain children as they and their families practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Each night, Gad is reading children’s books to fans on Twitter – be they young or old.
A great way to combat stress and anxiety is to take our mind off of what is going on in the world and instead channel our energy into something personally fulfilling. While most libraries in our region are closed to the public you can still access their online resources including audio books, digital magazines, music, films and more!
There are lots of great websites out there to fact check articles you find online. The Washington Post is a trusted news source that checks news stories out there for misleading and inaccurate information.
Learn How COVID-19 is Spread and How to Prevent It.