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A man applying hand sanitizer to his bare hands.

Make Your Own Hand SanitizerThis is our official recommended recipe to make your own hand sanitizer at home. This recipe follows WHO guidelines for maximum cleaning power.

 

Hand holding a home name disinfectant wipe

Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesYou can save money using coffee filters or paper towels to make your own handy disinfecting wipes. This is a page about making your own disinfectant wipes.

 

Aloe-Based Hand Sanitizer - aloe leaf, essential oil bottle, and a pump bottle

Aloe-Based Hand SanitizerThis DIY hand sanitizer combines rubbing alcohol, aloe gel, and your choice of essential oil. Use when you are unable to wash your hands to help prevent the spread of disease, such as viruses.

 

Homemade Paper Mask - man modeling the mask

Homemade Paper MaskThe tutorial on this page will show you how to make a disposable mask using paper products you may already have. Social distancing continues to be highly recommended by medical experts even when wearing any type of paper or fabric mask.

 

A woman with a mask on only half of her face.

Train iPhone FaceID to Recognize Your Face MaskCOVID-19 continues to grow in communities around the world and now wearing a facemask is as common as wearing shoes when we leave the house. This little tip has made my life easier while wearing a facemask. This tip is for iPhone (X, XS, XS Max, XR, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max) and iPad Pro (third and fourth generation) users. These are the models which have the FaceID feature.

 

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Curbside Pickup for Home Improvement StoresMost home improvement stores are now offering curbside pick up with the exception of a few items that can't be picked up like: mulch, lumber, paint (however paint could be shipped home). You will be able to see which items are available for in store pick up when you are shopping online, as well as which items qualify for free shipping if you spend a certain amount.

 

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DIY Corona Face Shield - woman wearing the shield over a face mask

DIY Corona Face ShieldIn times of need we can be very creative. This page offers instructions for making your own corona virus face shield. Along with a face mask and distancing it can increase your safety. Learn how below.

 

Walmart Online Grocery Shopping & Free Curbside Pickup  Experience - curbside pick up sign

Walmart Online Grocery Shopping & Free Curbside Pickup ExperienceMany grocery stores already have special hours for seniors, pregnant women, or those at higher risk. However, if you don't feel comfortable shopping at those times or shopping in stores in general - here's an option that I tried out and wanted to share my amazing experience.

 

Nine Layer No Sew Face Mask

Nine Layer No Sew Face MaskThe folding is the key to creating this no-sew fabric mask. The steps are fully explained and illustrated below.

 

Fabric Face Mask - ready to go for a walk

Making a Pleated Fabric Face MaskIf you can use a sewing machine then this pleated fabric mask may be your next project. This mask style and tutorial was found on the Kaiser Permanente website and recreated for the associated project.

 

Non-Pleated Face Mask - child's mask from the side

Non-Pleated Face Mask With Filter PocketAs more of us are looking to make our own fabric masks to wear in public to help prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus, there are a couple of typical types. This page contains a tutorial for making the non-pleated style with a pocket for adding a filter such as a folded coffee filter.

 

Washable No-Sew Mask - woman wearing the mask

No-Sew Mask IdeasYou don't need to know how to sew to make a face mask to help prevent the spread of the COVID19 virus. This page contains some examples of no-sew masks.

 

Two bags of groceries delivered on the front porch of a house.

Shopping During Coronavirus QuarantineThe Covid-19 pandemic has caused shortages on certain items; medical supplies, cleaning supplies, groceries and toilet paper. Some stores are requiring social distancing, masks or are even closed during the crisis. Here are tips to help you reduce your risk while still getting essential supplies.

 

An older woman calling for help on a bill.

Mention Coronavirus When Asking For HelpThere are many programs available to help with financial issues related to COVID-19. When asking for assistance for your bills, be sure to mention the coronavirus to be sure you are eligible.

 

A school lunch with a sandwich, drink and snacks.

Picking Up Free School Lunch During COVID-19 ClosuresMost schools are still providing lunches to children who are home due to stay at home orders. Be sure to take advantage of this by picking up the lunch at school or at your current bus route.

 

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Homemade Clorox Wipes?Can I add bleach to a container of baby wipes to make my own Clorox wipes?

 

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A skyline view of Miami, FL.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in FloridaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of St. Louis, MO.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MissouriThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Minneapolis, MN.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MinnesotaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Youngstown, OH.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in OhioThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Two bison in the wilderness in North Dakota.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in North DakotaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The Bitterroot Mountains in Montana.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MontanaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of farmland in Kentucky.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in KentuckyThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A street in Santa Fe, NM

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New MexicoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline of Atlanta, GA.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in GeorgiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Raleigh, NC.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in North CarolinaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Anchorage, AK.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in AlaskaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Cornfields in Iowa.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IowaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Wilmington, DE.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in DelewareThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Indianapolis, IN.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IndianaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Mobile, Alabama.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in AlabamaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

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A skyline view of Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in PennsylvaniaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, HI.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in HawaiiThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Boston, MA

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MassachusettsThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in LouisianaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Lincoln, NE.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in NebraskaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A lighthouse on the Connecticut shore.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ConnecticutThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Boise, ID.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IdahoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Oregon.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in OregonThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Chicago, IL.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IllinoisThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Little Rock, AR

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ArkansasThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The Capitol building in Jackson, MS

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MississippiThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view from the mountains overlooking Phoenix, AZ

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ArizonaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A view of Reno, NV with the mountains behind.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in NevadaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A lighthouse on Lake Superior in Michigan.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MichiganThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Tulsa, OK>

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in OklahomaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Providence, RI.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in Rhode IslandThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Baltimore, Maryland.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MarylandThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Wichita, KS.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in KansasThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of a street in Denver, CO.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ColoradoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Atlantic City, NJ.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New JerseyThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A lighthouse on the Maine coast.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MaineThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Portsmouth, NH.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New HampshireThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The mountains in Utah.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in UtahThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A view of the mountains and a buffalo in Wyoming.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in WyomingThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A Los Angeles freeway with buildings in the distance.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in CaliforniaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in the District of ColumbiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

An arial view of Norfolk, Virginia.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in VirginiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The New York skyline.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New YorkThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view in Nashville, TN.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in TennesseeThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Montpelier, VT.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in VermontThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Houston, TX

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in TexasThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Puerto Rico.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in Puerto RicoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Milwaukee, WI

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in WisconsinThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Charlston, WV.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in West VirginiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The capital building in South Dakota.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in South DakotaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

An arial view of Columbia, South Carolina.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in South CarolinaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

View of Mt. Rainier and Seattle skyline

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in Washington StateThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Two hands offering a red paper heart

Getting Help During CoronavirusDuring this unprecedented outbreak many of us are looking for a little help. This page includes state specific guides for where you can find accurate information and assistance. Please add additional resources in your state! We are working on guides for every state. The ones we've published so far are included here.

 

How to Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)Starting in late 2019, an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) started. The virus has been spreading across the globe with outbreaks throughout the world. Here are some helpful ways to protect yourself from this infectious virus.

 

Non-Pleated Face Mask - women's over the ear mask made with pink fabric with cherry motif

Non-Pleated Face Mask With Filter PocketThe most recent orders from our governor include wearing masks when in public so I decided to make a set of masks for my family. I found a free pattern online for a non-pleated mask with filter pocket.

 

Macaroni and cheese in foil containers.

My Life Since Being "Quarantined"I'm not complaining at all here! One thing I want to focus on is my attitude. That is, my attitude now. Oh, I was not very happy with all of this in the beginning! Oh no!

 

An illustration of many different people wearing face masks.

Best COVID-19 Mask PatternsIt has been reported that as many as 25% of people with COVID-19 might be asymptomatic. This is why it is important to wear a mask. Wearing a masks helps stop the spread of the disease by containing respiratory droplets of people who might be sick. Wearing a mask also helps people remember to not touch their face.

 

DIY Ear Saver and Mask Extender - view from the back

DIY Ear Saver and Mask ExtenderThese straps for your masks are great for many reasons. They relieve heavy strain on your ears from the mask loops pulling on them. They make your masks fit your face much better. They are also great for a little colour pop, working as accessories to potentially match with your outfits. :) I live in an extremely high COVID-19 rate area and always have my mask on.

 

Fabric Face Mask - two completed masks

Fabric Face MaskI found this pattern on the Kaiser Permanente website. It is for making a pleated style face mask. The photos are mine, but the instructions are based on their pattern. I have included Kaiser the link as well. The pattern is for a small/medium mask.

 

A family waving at their grandma.

Another Day in Quarantine: The Best Day of AllMy day started out about the same. I have to say, I am looking at life a lot more positive these days! That is important for everyone to know. I think we (people) are just adjusting to this way of living. We are so conscientious of the possibility of catching the virus, we have given into the new way of life living in our homes We are at an accepting stage.

 

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Food Assistance for SeniorsI got a call from the Senior Center in the town I live in. They confirmed who they were talking to with asking me my address, phone #and age. They then said to me that because I am a Senior, I qualify for a shopper to do my food shopping and I will automatically get a $100.00 food voucher.

 

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Renew Your Driver's License OnlineDuring this pandemic has your driver's license expired or is it expiring soon? I was dreading the moment when the DMV reopens because I have to renew my driver's license in person (as the last 2 renewals were by mail).

 

Washable No-Sew Mask - woman wearing the mask

Washable No-Sew MaskYou can make this washable, reusable no-sew face mask at home. If you use something like a handkerchief, you won't even need to cut it. Aside from being able to wash this, it's also beneficial in the way that you can make it custom to your face shape to ensure you're covered over the nose and under the chin.

 

A box of fresh produce; carrots, zucchini, strawberries, cabbage, etc.

Online Grocery Delivery ServicesIn our household, we have not gone grocery shopping physically in stores in over 5 weeks. I have tried 4 new food services since then and I would like to share with you my first impressions, thoughts and reviews.

 

A coffee filter to use as a extra face mask filter.

Coffee Filters as Extra COVID-19 ProtectionUse extra protection when using your masks. You can do many things to create double protection. You can use a piece of paper towel inside your mask or double your mask, but, masks are getting scarce.

 

Homemade Paper Mask - man modeling the mask

Homemade Paper MaskRight now mask-wearing is in effect if you are to go outside, in some areas. Are you limited on resources at home? You can make a mask with a paper towel. It is not the same as N95 or surgical mask designed for healthcare employees, but we're trying to save those resources for those who need it most, plus it's literally impossible to find any available masks in general to buy right now.

 

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Adding Alcohol to Flushable Wipes?Can flushable wipes be use for hands? I have grandkids and that was all I could find at the store. I'm not sure if I can add alcohol to them.

 

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Homemade Virus Protection Hand Sanitizer?Can eye glass cleaner be used as hand sanitizer to kill the Covid19?

 

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Educational Assistance for College Students During Pandemic?I'm enrolled at Colorado Technical University and they were recently allocated a bunch of money to help students cover expenses during covid19. Unfortunately the money is only for on campus students displaced and having to switch to online classes. Is that fair? I'm an online student and am having a lot of hardships myself. Can I do anything about this?

 

Making Hand Sanitizer with 99% Isoproply Alcohol

Making Hand Sanitizer with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol?I need to use this one bottle of 500 ml or 2 cups of isopropyl alcohol to make my sanitizer.

 

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Making Alcohol Disinfectant Wipes from Baby Wipes?How much 99% rubbing alcohol do I put into a container (72) baby wipes to make disinfectant wipes?

 

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