COVID-19 Resources


View Guide to COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions


What to do While You’re Social Distancing

We know these are trying times and we are all making sacrifices by staying home to protect our community. Many nonprofits, arts organizations, museums and local governments are providing resources to protect, educate and entertain the public while we are stuck inside. We are eager to share them with you! We are grateful for these resources and must remember how critical these institutions are when the covid-19 outbreak is over. Please remember to patron the arts, support nonprofits and participate in local government. 

LOCAL RESOURCES

Arts & Entertainment

  • Chester County Art Association online projects: click here
  • Oxford Arts Alliance music demonstrations (Saturdays 5pm): click here
  • The Philadelphia Orchestra live performances: click here
  • The Barnes Foundation virtual archives: click here

For Kids

  • Arts Holding Hands and Hearts bedtime stories with Ms. Amanda & other online children’s programs: click here
  • Oxford Arts Alliance weekly art class lesson plans: click here

Mind & Body

  • Greater Brandywine YMCA workouts, story time, etc: click here
  • Arts Holding Hands and Hearts story time yoga (Tuesdays 9am) & dance with me Zoom classes ( Thursdays 9am): click here
  • Chester County Library System e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines & more: click here
    •  CCLS blog with online resources, reading recommendations, community info & ways to stay engaged: click here
  • Chester County Night School adult & kid’s programs: click here

Nature & Outdoors

  • Longwood Gardens at home: click here
  • Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens online library of activities & resources: click here

Virtual Museum Collections/ Tours

  • Brandywine River Museum virtual tours: click here
  • Valley Forge virtual tours: click here
  • Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania (360-degree equipment tour): click here
  • The Westmoreland Museum of American Art virtual archives: click here

OTHER NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL RESOURCES

Arts & Entertainment

  • Take free drawing lessons from famous illustrators: click here
  • Musical Instrument Museums Online: click here
  • Metropolitan Opera nightly streams: click here
  • Live Broadway performances: click here  
  • The Best Short Fiction, Handpicked by the Best Voice in Podcasting: click here

Virtual Museum Collections/Tours

For Kids

  • Open Culture coloring books (provided by 113 museums): click here
  • Kids activities provided by The Frick Pittsburg: click here
  • Children’s authors online read-alouds & activities: click here
  • Monterey Bay Aquarium online games, activities & coloring pages: click here
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art (MetKids): click here
  • Free Amazon kids shows: click here

Additional resources

For a more comprehensive list of virtual museum resources, e-learning & online collections: click here

**Please contact jamison@chescocf.org with any additional resources**


Guide to COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions

How many COVID-19 cases are in Chester County?

  • Chester County COVID-19 Interactive Map: click here

How should I protect myself against COVID-19?

  • How to Protect Yourself (provided by CDC): click here
  • Learn about social distancing (provided by ChesCo Health Dept): click here
  • Guidance for Older Adults (provided by ChesCo Health Dept): click here
  • Cleaning Guide for Non-Healthcare environments (provided by ChesCo Health Dept): click here
  • List of EPA registered products (provided by ChesCo Health Dept) click here
  • Groups at high risk (provided by CDC): click here

When does the “Stay at Home” order entail?

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

  • PA Dept of Health list of symptoms: click here
  • Center for Disease Control list of symptoms: click here

I think I have COVID-19 – what should I do?

  • What to do if you are sick (provided by CDC): click here
  • Report potential exposure to COVID-19: click here

When Should I get tested? / How do I get tested?

  • PA Depart of Health Testing Fact Sheet: click here

What business will remain open? / What are considered essential vs non-essential businesses?

  • Access an updated list of essential/non-essential businesses: click here

My small business is being impacted by COVID-19 – what can I do?

  • Take the COVID-19 Impact Assessment Survey: click here
  • Request a waiver for business closure: click here
  • Request disaster assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (for small businesses & eligible nonprofits): click here
  • PA Dept of Community and Economic Development resources: click here
  • Chester County Economic Development Council resources: click here

My nonprofit is being impacted by COVID-19 – what can I do?

  • View an online webinar about emergency coronavirus funding for 501(c)(3) nonprofits (Nonprofit Organizations & the CARES Act): click here
  • Request disaster assistance through the U.S. Small Business Administration (for small businesses & eligible nonprofits): click here

I am out of work because of COVID-19 – what can I do?

  • View info on Unemployment and Workers Compensation: click here
  • File an unemployment claim: click here
  • Seek assistance from Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group: click here

My family needs help dealing with the financial consequences of this outbreak – what can we do?

  • Apply for medical assistance, food stamps and cash assistance (provided by Maternal and Child Health Consortium; available in both English & Spanish): click here

How can I get the most up-do-date information about COVID-19 in Chester County?

  • Sign up and receive alerts through Ready ChesCo: click here

What can I do to help the people/organizations most severely impact by this outbreak?

  • Donate to CCCF’c COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund: click here
  • View CCCF’s list of COVID-19 response funds: click here
  • Visit The National Center for Family Philanthropy for a list of COVID-19 response funds: click here
  • If you have resources (gloves, masks, cleaning products, hand sanitizers) to donate, please contact your local hospital or healthcare provider
  • Chester County nonprofits, schools & community organizations are in need of resources, volunteers and financial donations: click here

What can I do as a parent?

  • How to talk to your kids about COVID-19 (provided by ChesCo Health Dept): click here
  • Chester County Intermediate Unit resources: click here

What can I do as a Healthcare worker?

  • COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Workers (provided by PA Dept of Health): click here

CCCCF’s COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

During these unprecedented times, the Chester County Community Foundation is extremely thankful for your charitable generosity and continued trust. How will the spread of the COVID-19 virus affect the region? There is so much we do not know. Increased social distancing, shutdowns, quarantines, health concerns and economic concerns impact us all. Some moreso than others. To help, please support nonprofits that work with the most vulnerable people in our community.

Donate to the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

Apply for a Grant from the COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund

View COVID-19 GRANT RESOURCES & ACTIVE REQUESTS