#StayHome #SaveLives #SupportTheFort
As the global COVID-19 outbreak continues to disrupt our daily lives, local businesses and large corporations are extending goodwill offers and resources to help us stay connected, informed, productive, and even entertained as we navigate this temporary new normal. Here are some of our favorite resources and offers that are available:
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Delivery, Takeout, Online Shopping Offers and more! Life may look a little different right now, but these chamber members are taking the necessary steps to keep providing their services helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thanks Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce for this great resource!
Upon the mandatory closure of all Arkansas restaurants to indoor sit-down dining, this Facebook group page was created by a resident of the Fort Smith area to showcase all of the great curbside and to-go deals being offered by area restaurants. Check this page on a daily basis, as restaurants are regularly posting new offers and customers are sharing lots of photos to feed your appetite for dinner inspiration.
Many local restaurants are still open for business offering curbside/to-go, delivery, and drive-thru services as well as gift cards. Fort Smith's Classic Rock station Big Dog 95.9 is making it easier for you to support your favorite local restaurants during this difficult time with the River Valley To Go online directory. Check back frequently as the list will continually be updated. Local restaurants can get added to this list for FREE by completing a short online survey.
Get reliable, up-to-date information about COVID-19 from official local and global health sources. Read about the latest updates on COVID-19 selected by Facebook's team of experienced journalists from the World Health Organization, John Hopkins University and major news organizations. Find ways to offer help to people in your area, as well as find help from people in your area. Click Here to be taken to the COVID-19 Information Center via web browser, or simply look for the "Covid-19 Information Center" tab that now exists on the main menu of the Facebook App. Don't have the app? Download it for free from the App Store or Google Play and sign-up for your own account.
Grubhub is temporarily suspending the collection of up to $100 million in commission fees from locally-owend restaurants. Additionally, Grubhub's Supper for Support initiative—everyday from 5 PM-9 PM—rewards customers ordering from *participating restaurants* with a $10 discount ($30 minimum order required). New Grubhub members will also receive free delivery on their first order.
Uber Eats will waive delivery fees for all orders from independently owned restaurants on the app. To find the independent restaurants just look for the EAT LOCAL banner on the webite, Android app or Iphone app. Delivery Fees will be automatically waived on applicable orders. Uber Eats is also including the option of contactless deliveries.
Iconfinder is giving away more than 300 vector icons related to hygiene and awareness about the spread of COVID-19. The icons can be used for hand-washing instructions, hygiene recommendations, and other initiatives on fighting the spread of COVID-19. The icons can be used on signs, posters, flyers, social media and online content, etc.
Available in PNG, SVG (scalable file format) and IconJar. All icons are licensed under Creative Commons BY-SA 3.0
Stay informed, inspired and entertained thanks to a FREE 30-day trial of Audible—the world’s largest producer and provider of spoken-word entertainment and audiobooks—which includes your choice of 1 FREE audiobook, access to select Audible originals, and exclusive guided wellness programs. Since Audible is an Amazon company, Prime members are invited to choose 2 audiobooks with a 30-day trial!
As COVID-19 continues to spread, Google is taking action to help you find the information you need and provide you with resources to help you stay connected!
stay connected and informed
- Training resources for remote working and learning
- Find remote job opportunities
- Stay updated on travel advisories and airline policies
Move your classroom online
- Distance learning resources for schools
- Teach from Home tools for teachers
- Free premium Hangouts Meet capabilities
Help keep your business running
- Resources to help manage through uncertainty
- Training resources for remote working and learning
- Free premium Hangouts Meet capabilities
Just because we can't be together doesn't mean we can't spend time together! That's the idea behind YouTube's Stay Home #WithMe effort that supports the #StayHome social movement popular across platforms. YouTube's robust video channel features content creators inviting users to cook, craft, get ready, clean, work out, dance, meditate, bake, jam out, study and more #WithMe. So, if you're doing your part to support the #StayHome movement, this is a great resource to find more than enough things to do as you pass the time.
As growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continue to disrupt, U-Haul® is stepping forward with an offer of goodwill to college students affected in the U.S. and Canada. The free month applies to new customers with college IDs and is a limited-time offer subject to availability. Click on uhaul.com/storage to find the store nearest you. Contact the store by phone or visit in person to take advantage of the offer.
Dropbox is offering FREE Dropbox and HelloSign subscriptions for a three-month period to nonprofits and NGOs that are focused on fighting COVID-19. In addition, Dropbox is offering free 3-month subscriptions to K-12 teachers who are facilitating distance learning. Organizations working to stop the virus or providing relief to those impacted, and teachers who are adapting to current conditions are encouraged to apply.
Airbnb’s Extenuating Circumstances policy now allows hosts and guests to cancel eligible reservations with no charge or penalty. This policy now applies to existing reservations for stays and Airbnb Experiences made on or before March 14, 2020, with check-in dates between March 14, 2020 and April 14, 2020. This policy applies to bookings of places to stay and Airbnb Experiences in every country and region around the world, with the exception of domestic travel in mainland China which is scheduled to return to normal rules on April 1.
For the month of April, watch some of HBO’s most beloved shows and documentaries, plus a selection of movies — entirely for FREE. Just head to HBO GO or HBO NOW or On Demand to watch every episode of series like The Sopranos, Veep and The Wire along with documentaries including McMillion$ and I Love You, Now Die and movies like Crazy. Stupid. Love. and Blinded by the Light, no subscription required. See the full list of available shows, documentaries and movies.
Get HBO GO via the App Store
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Get HBO NOW via Google Play
Note: If you try watching and are prompted to start a free trial, bypass by downloading the HBO NOW or HBO GO app.
Zoom is temporarily lifting the 40-minute time limit on free Basic accounts for schools affected by the Coronavirus. Here’s how to gain access for your school.
Sign up for a FREE Basic Account using your school's email address.
Fill out this form for your school to remove the 40-minute time limit for anyone on your school’s domain after verification. Personal email addresses such as Gmail, Yahoo, or Outlook are not eligible. It can take up to 72 hours. You'll be notified in Zoom if the limits have been lifted on your settings page when you log into Zoom through a web browser.
Whether you're working, studying, working out, or relaxing at home, SirusXM wants to help right now sound a little bit better. From channels curated by and dedicated to your favorite artists to ones inspired by the music you grew up with, plus the newest music releases, live performances, and more. You can even create your very own stations with Personalized Stations Powered by Pandora online and on the app. Tune in and stay connected with FREE streaming from SiriusXM through May 15, 2020!
FREE access to Creative Cloud
Adobe is giving higher education and K-12 institutional customers globally — who currently make Creative Cloud apps available to students who login through on-campus labs — the ability to request temporary “at-home” access for their students and educators. This will be granted through May 31, 2020 at no additional cost. To learn more and request access, please follow this link.
Adobe Distance Learning Resources
Whether a school routinely supports distance learning or is facing unexpected closures, Adobe has assembled some really great resources and learning opportunities to help educators engage remote students through online learning.
- Courses & Articles
- Events & Webinars
- Higher Ed Projects
- K-12 Projects
- Khan + Create
- Young Learners
- Events for College
- Wellbeing for Educators
- Digital Literacy
Join Adobe Education Exchange to gain access to FREE courses, workshops and teaching materials. Choose from dozens of free courses created and taught by educators, for educators. Courses are either self-paced or live, and you'll learn how to take creativity to the next level in your curriculum and classroom.
FREE Access to Adobe Connect
Schools, businesses and government agencies can also take advantage of free 90-day access to Adobe Connect web conferencing through July 1, 2020. This offer gives users the ability to join meetings, trainings, and virtual classrooms from the safety of their homes. Learn more by visiting the Adobe Connect blog.
Nike wants to help athletes stay healthy and active alongside their fellow teammates, so until further notice, Nike is offering FREE access to Nike Training Club (NTC) Premium to all Nike Members. Workout Collections offer a set of recommended workouts and guidance from Nike Trainers and some of your favorite athletes, including Isaiah Thomas, Julie Ertz, Sydney Leroux Dwyer, and Cristiano Ronaldo. Users can download the app from the App Store or download the app from Google Play.
In response to the global economic impact of COVID-19, Hootsuite is offering free access to its Professional plan to help small businesses and nonprofits stay connected to their customers and audiences. Organizations in affected industries (restaurants, hotels, event venues, performing arts, etc.) may use the professional version of Hootsuite's social media management software at no cost until July 1st, 2020. Plus, you’ll get access to a free library of Hootsuite Training Videos to help you engage with your audience, create content efficiently, and manage crisis communications.
During the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, SLING TV wants to help by providing Americans with FREE access to news and entertainment. That’s why SLING TV is providing channels like ABC News Live, plus thousands of shows and movies for the whole family, with no paid SLING TV account required.
As a video messaging platform for the workplace (and classroom), Loom hopes to help ease the pain of transitioning from co-located workplaces and classrooms to remote settings. Through July 1st, 2020, Loom will:
- Remove the recording limit on its free plan
- Reduce the cost of Loom Pro to $5 per month
- Extend all trials of Loom Pro to 30 days
If you’re a teacher or a student at a K-12 school, university, or educational institution using Loom for classroom work, you can use Loom Pro for free, forever. If you're an eligible teacher or student already using Loom and haven't been contacted, here is what you need to do!
Though what is going on right now is a challenge for everyone, Headspace appreciates that our healthcare professionals are particularly overburdened. That's why Headspace is doing its part to help healthcare professionals be kind to themselves and their own health during this difficult time. If you are a healthcare professional, you can redeem your subscription using your National Provider Identifier (NPI) and email address. To get started, visit this page.
Epic wants to help support students and keep them reading and learning at home by offering FREE worldwide Remote Student Access to Epic through the end of the school year (June 30th, 2020), by teacher invitation — no credit card required. Families only need an invitation from their teacher to get started. Students will have anywhere, anytime access to the full Epic library on all devices (including web browsers, the iOS app and the Android app), and teachers can stay connected to their students by assigning books and collections and tracking reading activity and progress. Remote Student Access is only available by invitation from an educator. Individual families are not eligible for this offer if a child’s teacher is not using Epic. Epic is always free to educators and educators can sign up for a free account in a matter of minutes. Just click this link for instructions on getting started.
Support includes guidance for teachers, school leadership, as well as parents/guardians, and tools and resources to help make remote learning effective, such as:
IBM skills, events & resources
IBM Skills provides curated programs and courses for teachers, students and parents to explore new ideas, careers and courses. This site features live learning events, an AI professional development series and more. New learning is posted regularly.
Teacher Advisor With Watson
The IBM Academic Initiative encourages faculty, students and researchers at accredited academic institutions to leverage IBM tools, courses and other resources in the classroom. Note that while some of these resources are focused on higher education learners, many are also applicable to high schoolers interested in careers in technology.
Open P-TECH is a free, digital education experience launched by IBM to equip students, aged 14-20, and educators with foundational knowledge about topics like cybersecurity, AI and cloud computing, as well as professional skills like Design Thinking and Agile.
IBM Watson Media
IBM Watson Media provides live video streaming services that you can use to broadcast to large classrooms or to broadcast virtual assemblies. You can also share videos on-demand with your class.
Watson Assistant for Citizens is a virtual assistant that supports both chat and speech interfaces, and is pre-loaded to understand and respond to common questions about COVID-19, based on the latest CDC information. IBM is offering Watson Assistant for Citizens for no charge for at least 90 days, and will assist with initial setup. Other IBM solutions and resources to help businesses navigate COVID-19 disruption, include:
- Agility and efficiency with cloud
- Business Continuity
- Supply Chain
- Remote Workforce
- Health and society
To show support for those who are keeping our communities safe – particularly responders on the front line of the COVID-19 outbreak – Starbucks will offer a FREE tall-sized brewed coffee (hot or iced) to customers that identify as a front line responder to the COVID-19 outbreak through May 3, 2020.
Click here for an at-a-glance look at what you need to know about your local store.
While studios are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Core Power Yoga wants to help by offering free access to a special weekly collection of online classes so you can practice yoga wherever, whenever! Get Started to enjoy 20, 30 and 60-minute versions of Corepower Yoga's C1, C2, Sculpt and HPF formats along with meditations, lessons and more.
Inspired by the current crisis on children’s education caused by the outbreak of COVID-19, Lego has assembled its designers, STEM gurus, creatives and play experts to come up with new ways to provide fun, play-based learning ideas to children and parents aimed at alleviating some of the strain and stress for families while keeping children engaged and curious. #LetsBuildTogether and www.LEGO.com/letsbuildtogether provide a way to share building ideas, daily challenges set by LEGO® designers, retro builds, and live build-a-longs with fans everywhere. Play experts from the LEGO Foundation will also share ways to inspire learning through all types of play which will help children develop life-long skills such as critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving while out of school.
With social distancing being the temporary new normal, anyone who has considered starting their own podcast can dip their feet in the water by taking advantage of this offer from Zencastr High Fidelity Podcasting. Now until July 1, 2020, there will be no limits on recording hours or participants for Hobbyist users.
Teams engaged in content marketing for nonprofits, and for-profits issuing communications about COVID-19, can apply for FREE access to the Knotch Content Intelligence Platform. To see a live version of the Knotch measurement unit — which captures quantitative, qualitative, demographic, and firmographic data in action — scroll to the bottom of High-Quality Content Examples About COVID-19.
Planet Fitness wants to help members and non-members remain active during the COVID-19 outbreak with a series of FREE workouts streamed LIVE from Facebook every day at 6 PM (central). Workouts will be led by Planet Fitness trainers and surprise celebrity guests. The Planet Fitness app — available on the App Store and Google Play — also offers hundreds of workouts that can be done from anywhere.
To mitigate against the impact of school closures, Babbel is offering FREE access to its app and platform for 3 months, in any and all of its 14 languages offered: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English. Students (or their parents or guardian) can apply via this link using a valid school email address to receive a coupon code for 3 free months. The Babbel app is available on the App Store, Google Play, or via desktop devices.
With teams across the globe opting for remote working environments to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Chamaileon wants to make the task of preparing unforeseen email campaigns easier. Governmental organizations, schools, non-profits, churches, and community/civic organizations can gain free access to the company's Pro Team plan (a $400/month value) which includes free email templates and Chamaileon's real-time collaborative email design editor.
In the wake of school closures due to COVID-19, Codecademy is offering 10,000 scholarships to Codecademy Pro for free to high school and college students across the world for the rest of the school year. Those students get access to the same features that every Codecademy Pro learner does: roadmaps to figure out what to learn, thousands of hours of courses and projects to learn programming and data science, and a community of supportive peers.
Scholastic has launched the Learn at Home website with free daily courses for PreK and Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2, Grades 3-5, and Grades 6-9. An online bookstore also offers a curated collection of books and activities to help children continue learning from home. The website also offers Tips and Tricks, Resources for Families, and Resources for Teachers.
As daily routines continue to change, Peloton is offering you access to its full library of classes from the comfort of your own home. Peloton has extended the app FREE trial to 90 days, and you can use the app to take a mix of yoga, meditation, strength, cycling, running and more. Peloton will remind you three days before your trial ends so you won't be accidentally billed, and you can cancel anytime.
NDI®|HX Capture and NDI®|HX Camera apps now FREE
NDI®, part of the Vizrt Group, is offering the new NDI®|HX Capture (normally $10) and the NDI®|HX Camera (normally $20) on the iOS App store for FREE until June 2, 2020. This move comes in response to an increase in mobile game streaming and a worldwide shortage of quality web cameras. Used in conjunction with the free NDI® Tools software, these applications enable the convenient creation of content; capture the action from a mobile game or live camera video in broadcast quality.