A compilation of good sources related to general COVID-19 information, Spiritual/Church resources, Good/Positive news stories, and Children’s resources.
These documents provide support for the the wellbeing of NH's vulnerable adults to ensure they remain safe during the COVID-19 emergency
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...
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, 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
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
A searchable listing of volunteer opportunities in NH. COVID-19 opportunities can be searched for explicitly. https://volunteernh.galaxydigital.com/need/
COVID-19 information for businesses and a listing of supply help needed related to COVID-19 crisis. https://www.nheconomy.com/
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/
COVID-19 US state-by-state projections, etc. http://www.healthdata.org/
A full list of New Hampshire Governor Sununu's COVID-19-related executive orders: https://www.governor.nh.gov/news-media/emergency-orders/
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...
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...
Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
COVID-19 and the Fair Labor Standards Act Questions and Answers https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/flsa/pandemic
Access to the actual Family Medical Leave Act https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fmla/pandemic
Latest information on the issues related to the virus from Health and Human Services https://www.nh.gov/covid19/
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....
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
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...
The Ancient History of Epidemics Has Some Lessons for Us https://www.patheos.com/blogs/reintegrate/2020/03/14/what-christians-should-and-should-not-do-during-covid-19/
Feed the Need: Churches on the Front Lines of Virus Response https://www.frc.org/updatearticle/20200316/feed-need
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...
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....
by Doctor David de Gijsel of Better Life Partners https://zoom.us/rec/share/5OJVMJrV5mVIcpHtr0OFf68AHpW-T6a81yBK-KUJxUYwitDQVcTrwSUhLfpTvZHA?startTime=1584028421000
Spiritual Guidance / Church Resources:
This document is written with faith-and community-based leaders in mind, as they serve people experiencing fear and anxiety associated with COVID-19. https://www.dropbox.com/s/s2ihxbyrg2l54nz/4.2.20-mental-health-COVID-FINAL.pdf
Title given by Time Magazine editor: Christianity Offers No Answers About the Coronavirus. It's Not Supposed To by N.T. Wright https://time.com/5808495/coronavirus-christianity/
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
Psalms of lament felt hyperbolic before COVID-19. But amid 10,000 deaths, my locked-down church in Rome resonates with David more than ever.by RENÉ BREUEL...
by Gino Curcuruto (Gravity Leadership) https://gravityleadership.com/seeking-control-coronavirus/
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...
The Origins of Public Healthcare https://www.publicchristianity.org/the-origins-of-western-healthcare/
SPEAKING OUTChristians, Let’s Flatten the Curve But Remain a ‘Religion for the Sick’ https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/march-web-only/covid-19-christians-flatten-curve-coronavirus-religion-sick.html
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 - 4 Key Takeaways from the CoronavirusBy Eric Hovind https://creationtoday.org/covid-19-the-christians-response/
3.17.20 – Faith and Community Based COVID-19 FAQ for Faith Based and Community Leaders
An 8 page document on what churches can do or consider during this time with links to helpful resources.
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...
By Church Marketing University https://churchmarketinguniversity.com/the-ultimate-coronavirus-guide-for-churches/
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/
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....
Worship, Intercession, and Outreach During COVID-19 Written by Bishop Andrew of The Anglican Diocese in New England http://www.ad-ne.org/diocesan-news/ourfinesthour2/
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...
10 Ways Christians Can Exemplify Faith and Peace during COVID-19 by Joel Ryan Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/10-ways-christians-can-exemplify-faith-and-peace-during-covid-19.html
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:
Every day we share good news stories from around the world. https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news
A large number of good news articles, and a daily "Good News from this day in History" article: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/
Positive and sometimes inspiring stories about multiple topics. Note, there are a few adds at the top: https://gimundo.com/
News stories that are uplifting and inspiring! https://www.usatoday.com/humankind/
Resources For Children:
Videos that outline information on the Bible, generally good for 2nd grade and up. https://www.youtube.com/user/jointhebibleproject
This is a link to 3 different coloring sheets for younger ages. https://files.constantcontact.com/f7791f85401/8adc7ce7-8cbf-4adb-a24a-4006ce282d1d.pdf
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...
Coronavirus Kids Ministry Ideas Ideas for what to do with kids if quarantined at home: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-1IaOqtTpjzLY4h6eugGpavZvi4uNWUIAPC9TTVQgcI