ONLINE RESOURCES DURING COVID-19 CRISIS

COVID-19 INFORMATION

A Coronavirus Pandemic Resource Guide for New Jerseyans

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Latest public health information about Coronavirus.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Fact sheet

Council on State Governments Executive Orders by State
State-by-state list of and links to executive orders.

Council on State Governments Resources for State Leaders
Links to verified, authoritative and current sources on the COVID-19 situation.

National Institute of Health (NIH)
Latest research information about Coronavirus.

New Jersey COVID-19 Information Hub
Information for residents of the State of New Jersey.

New Jersey Department of Health
Information for residents of the State of New Jersey including COVID hotline 1-800-962-1253.

New Jersey State Library COVID Resources
Extensive list of links and resources compiled by the NJ State Library.

NJ Travel Restrictions
Lists states on the travel advisory list and travel restrictions to or from New Jersey.

World Health Organization
Latest international public health information about Coronavirus.

LEARNING FROM HOME

For Children:

American Museum of Natural History
“Ology” means the study of and through games, stories, activities, and videos, this site explores “ologies” from anthropology to zoology.

Control Alt Achieve
This useful article identifies Google extensions and tools to help struggling students and special needs students. Some tips may be especially helpful for distance learning.

Khan Academy
This nonprofit offers classes, curricula, support to students ages 4-18 and their caregivers and teachers. Note that the course list even includes a dozen AP courses.

Kids Discover
Log on for free articles on wide ranging topics from history to science and technology. Well-research information presented in a simple text-based format with reading levels noted.

NASA
Explore space with Information, games, activities, photographs, and even missions designed just for kids.

National Geographic for Kids
Educational games, videos, puzzles and more centered around science and geography.

Scholastic
Four new at-home learning experiences daily. Cross-curricular journeys to help children, families and teachers learn from home.

For Adults and Teens:

AsapSCIENCE
Breaks down some of the most difficult aspects of science and technology in short videos.

Cambridge University Press
700 free online text books are free through the end of May.

Coursera
Online college courses, professional training, occupational training, certificate programs.

Crash Course
Probably the best educational channel on YouTube. It offers dozens of crash courses. A few of our favorites are Crash Course: Crash Course World History and Psychology.

Heritage Quest
A comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, convenient research guides, interactive census maps, and more.

Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
Meticulously researched science and general interest videos, with a unique animation style.

Lynda
A leading online learning platform that helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills.

Open Culture
Access 1,500 classes from leading universities equaling more than 45,000 hours of instruction.

OpenStax
Free access to hundreds of texts books in multiple formats.

Rosetta Stone
Learn Spanish, French, German and many more languages online with the Rosetta Stone language course.

TED Ed
Short, well researched, educational videos with wonderful animation.

ENTERTAINMENT

Marketplace
Things to read and stream for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Field Trips:

Adventures in Familyhood
This article highlights top virtual tours of sites internationally including museums, zoos, and parks. No long lines, and you can’t beat the price!

Music and Theater:

Playbill
There’s no business like show business and this article explains how to access15 shows from the comfort of your home for those who need a Broadway fix.

Metropolitan Opera
Every night is family opera night with this link for streaming from the Met.

Sports:

National Football League (NFL)
Access games, replays, commentary and more from earlier this season.

National Basketball Association (NBA)
Access games, replays, commentary and more from earlier this season.

Baseball on PBS
Watch the acclaimed Ken Burns documentary about the nation’s pastime: baseball.

AUTHORS, ILLUSTRATORS AND STORY TIMES FOR CHILDREN

Audible
For as long as schools are closed, stream a large collection of stories, including titles across six different languages. Free to stream on your desktops, laptops, phones or tablets.

Kennedy Center Artist in Residence, Mo Willems
Doodle with author/illustrator, Mo Willems, every day at lunch. How cool is that?!?

Storyline Online
The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White and dozens more.

TumbleBooks
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach children the joy of reading in a format they’ll love.

We Are Teachers
An extensive list of links to authors reading stories and providing at-home activities.

BUSINESS/EMPLOYMENT

NJ Business.gov
Answers to many questions about support for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis.

Small Business Administration
Information about loans and relief measures for small businesses.

Small Business Administration Fact Sheet
One page summary of information, resources and relief measures for small businesses.

State of New Jersey COVID-19 Jobs and Hiring Portal
A centralized resource to match talent with opportunities in industries on the front lines of serving New Jerseyans during the outbreak.

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Somerset County Library System
Somerset County Library System is offering all county residents temporary access to its resources.