Coronavirus Response and Resources

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All of us are now feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. From restaurants and schools closing across the U.S. to being told to work-from-home, each family and individual is being impacted by the response to this easily transmitted and potentially deadly virus.

We understand that in these uncertain times some clarity can help. Connected Nation has long worked to find innovative solutions for connecting all communities to high-speed internet. We have unique understanding and expertise in everything from telehealth to telework.

Below you’ll find resources and tips on navigating a more digital world, something that’s required as we all move toward more and more “social distancing” over the coming days and weeks. If you have questions or concerns you would like addressed, please email us at info@connectednation.org.

TELEHEALTH

The White House announced  new telehealth initiatives including expanding Medicare immediately to cover telemedicine. Click here to download a fact sheet with commonly asked question. Call your doctor’s office if you have additional questions.

These organizations and states have expanded or are offering telehealth screenings for coronavirus. The services range from online consultations with a doctor to a form with questions to answer that gives you guidance (last updated March 20, 2020): List of telehealth providers

TELEWORK (WORKING-FROM-HOME)

So, you’ve been told to work-from-home. Now what? We’ve got some tips to help you make teleworking work for you.

Here is a LIST of articles that can make working from home a little easier

FREE ONLINE TRAINING, RESOURCES, AND APPLICATIONS

Connected Nation is providing some FREE resources for online training to help senior citizens and others in need of assistance as they navigate a world that’s rapidly becoming almost completely digital.

You can find these resources on our Drive website at https://www.driveyourlearning.org/.

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDERS

These ISP’s have announced they are lifting data caps, providing free access, or taking other actions to help YOU and your family during the coronavirus quarantine.

The Federal Communications Commission asked ISP’s to take the Keep America Connected pledge. Click here to see a summary page detailing the responses from carriers.

SCHOOL RESOURCES

Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a previously published Pew Research Center analysis. Connected Nation has long recognized the need to connect every student and classroom in the United States.

Latest school-related  news: Read full list here

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