A compilation of good sources related to general COVID-19 information, Spiritual/Church resources, Good/Positive news stories, and Children’s resources.

General Information:

CARES Act Update – Religious Institutions

  CARES ACT UPDATE As of April 3, 2020, we provide the following guidance to our religious clients considering submitting an application for a paycheck protection program – the “PPP” loan under the CARES Act. The new, revised loan application (as of April 3, 2020) can be found here and is attached.   Religious Liberty Issues: On page 4 of...

Do Good 603

New Website dedicated to: Connecting NH Churches to Community Needs During the COVID-19 Crisis From our friends at Cornerstone https://www.dogood603.org/    

Report: COVID-19 to peak in New Hampshire April 17

Report: COVID-19 to peak in New Hampshire April 17, according to data projection https://manchesterinklink.com/report-covid-19-to-peak-in-new-hampshire-april-24-according-to-data-projection/ See source data here: https://covid19.healthdata.org/projections

Playing God: Pandemic Brings Moral Dilemmas to US Hospitals

Two Christian bioethicists on life or death issues that American doctors may soon face. INTERVIEW BY KARA BETTIS https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/march-web-only/coronavirus-ethics-healthcare-carol-powers-david-stevens.html

NH Volunteer Opportunities

A searchable listing of volunteer opportunities in NH.  COVID-19 opportunities can be searched for explicitly. https://volunteernh.galaxydigital.com/need/

COVID-19 Statistics

Real-time statistics and graphs of COVID-19 at the international, country, and US state level with links to all primary sources. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Governor Sununu’s Executive Orders

A full list of New Hampshire Governor Sununu's COVID-19-related executive orders: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/

Small Business Administration offers small business federal disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering low-interest federal loans for working capital to New Hampshire small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the COVID-19. The Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million are intended to help meet financial obligations and operating expenses which could have been...

US Chamber Coronavirus Information Page

This page contains links to resources on business resilience and disaster recovery. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, the U.S. Chamber Foundation stands ready to help communities navigate the significant challenges they are facing in a time of great uncertainty. Like any major natural disaster, the coronavirus will have a...

Fair Labor and Standards Act

COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic

Family Medical Leave Act

Access to the actual Family Medical Leave Act https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic

OSHA Guidance for Employers

This webpage provides information for workers and employers about the evolving coronavirus outbreak first identified in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China. The information includes links to interim guidance and other resources for preventing exposures to, and infection with, the novel coronavirus—now officially named COVID-19....

6 things people are doing to help during the coronavirus outbreak

Ways that people, communities, and corporations are rallying together to serve those struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak. By Samuel Smith, CP Reporter https://www.christianpost.com/news/6-things-people-are-doing-to-help-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html

Better Life Partners COVID-19 // Drug Recovery Services Update #3

One of the best information sources we've found, both on COVID-19, and how it effects drug recovery and the opioid epidemic in NH.  The speaker is David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH–Infectious Disease Specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Assistant Professor at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Better Life...

Examples of Churches Helping

Feed the Need: Churches on the Front Lines of Virus Response https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20200316/feed-need  

Huge List of COVID-19 Resource Links

Information provided by the Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation In response to President Trump’s National Call to Prayer on Sunday, leaders and citizens across denominations, party lines, ethnicities and social views joined in unified prayer for the good of their communities and our nation. Prayer has...

COVID-19 and Substance Use Disorder Webinar #2

Join David de Gijsel, MD, MSc, MPH–Infectious Disease Specialist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Assistant Professor at Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine, and Medical Director of Better Life Partners–as he hosts a series of free webinars on COVID-19 and the needs of the SUD community that we serve....

Spiritual Guidance / Church Resources:

How to fight Satan’s lies amid COVID-19 fears

Pastor Robert Morris on how to fight Satan's lies amid COVID-19 fears By Leah MarieAnn Klett, Christian Post Reporter https://www.christianpost.com/news/pastor-robert-morris-on-how-to-fight-satans-lies-amid-covid-19-fears.html  

COVID-19 Alternative Church Ideas

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many congregations have wisely chosen to suspend large gatherings to slow the transmission of the virus and to protect the most vulnerable. While this interruption to normal patterns of worship, teaching, and fellowship will...

Facebook Thrive Guide for Churches

Facebook has released a new update and it is going to affect 100% of church Facebook pages.  Here is what you need to know in order for your church to thrive on Facebook. https://churchmarketinguniversity.com/facebook-thrive-guide-churches

COVID-19: The Christian’s Response

COVID-19: The Christian’s Response - 4 Key Takeaways from the CoronavirusBy Eric Hovind https://creationtoday.org/covid-19-the-christians-response/  

Leading Beyond the Blizzard: Why Every Organization Is Now a Startup

By Andy Crouch, Kurt Keilhacker, and Dave Blanchard Summary The novel coronavirus is not just something for leaders to “get through” for a few days or weeks. Instead, we need to treat COVID-19 as an economic and cultural blizzard, winter, and beginning of a “little...

Coronavirus and the Church

Trusted Resources for Churches from Leading Experts The purpose of this site is to assist churches and ministry leaders as they prepare for and respond to the effects of the Coronavirus in their congregations and communities. https://coronavirusandthechurch.com/

Love in the Time of Coronavirus – A guide for Christian leaders

At this extraordinary moment, local leaders — people who lead groups of 10 to 1,000 people — have perhaps the greatest opportunity to shape culture in the United States that they have ever had. This is a guide for those of us who are Christian leaders at this moment....

Franklin Graham: ‘We Don’t Have to Live in Fear’

Maybe your heart has been gripped by fears as millions of others have because of the coronavirus pandemic, but I want you to know that God loves you. He made you. He created you. He knows everything about your life. You don’t need to be afraid. Jesus said, “I will...

How Christians Can Respond To A World Anxious About Wuhan Coronavirus

Leaving the medical advice to the professionals, Daniel Torkelson offers one piece of guidance for Christians: Rest in the care of your Creator.  Note, he refers to COVID-19 as the Wuhan virus (on March 12th), which some might find offensive.  This was before the...

Good News Sources:

Sunny Skyz Good News

Every day we share good news stories from around the world. https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news  

Good News Articles

A large number of good news articles, and a daily "Good News from this day in History" article: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/

Positive Stories

Positive and sometimes inspiring stories about multiple topics.  Note, there are a few adds at the top: https://gimundo.com/

Resources For Children:

The Bible Project YouTube videos

Videos that outline information on the Bible, generally good for 2nd grade and up. https://www.youtube.com/user/jointhebibleproject

3 Coloring Sheets for Kids

This is a link to 3 different coloring sheets for younger ages. https://files.constantcontact.com/f7791f85401/8adc7ce7-8cbf-4adb-a24a-4006ce282d1d.pdf

For Elementary School Kids: MrPhil.tv

Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales put up all his kids content from the past 15 years in one place. Signing up now gives a couple weeks free, then $4.99/month after that. With this content, you could start up a neighborhood VBS in your home, if you are watching kids...

Ideas for Kids

Coronavirus Kids Ministry Ideas Ideas for what to do with kids if quarantined at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-1IaOqtTpjzLY4h6eugGpavZvi4uNWUIAPC9TTVQgcI