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Make Your Own Disinfectant WipesYou can save money using coffee filters or paper towels to make your own handy disinfecting wipes. This is a page about making your own disinfectant wipes.

 

Washable No-Sew Mask - woman wearing the mask

Washable No-Sew MaskYou can make this washable, reusable no-sew face mask at home. If you use something like a handkerchief, you won't even need to cut it. Aside from being able to wash this, it's also beneficial in the way that you can make it custom to your face shape to ensure you're covered over the nose and under the chin.

 

A man applying hand sanitizer to his bare hands.

Make Your Own Hand SanitizerThis is our official recommended recipe to make your own hand sanitizer at home. This recipe follows WHO guidelines for maximum cleaning power.

 

DIY Corona Face Shield - woman wearing the shield over a face mask

DIY Corona Face ShieldI'm making face shields to give to my fellow front liners for free. This is my way of helping them as I stay at home while they are exposed outside keeping the community safe and helping to prevent the virus from spreading. They badly need shields to protect themselves so here's my own simple way of helping them.

 

Groceries and supplies dropped off on the porch.

Shopping During the CoronavirusI went shopping for my sister's family today so she wouldn't have to leave her house. Here are some thoughts and tips about what to look out for when shopping during a stay at home order.

 

Everything Is Sold Out! Tips for Shopping During a Panic - Out of Stock sign

Everything Is Sold Out! Tips for Shopping During a PanicI went to run some last minute errands and boy was I shocked to see all the shelves completely bare and cleared out for regular everyday essentials such from hand sanitizer, soap, toilet paper, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol, to bread, can goods, dry staples (beans, pastas, rice, etc.), and frozen goods were also getting wiped out.

 

Aloe-Based Hand Sanitizer - aloe leaf, essential oil bottle, and a pump bottle

Aloe-Based Hand SanitizerIf you're having trouble finding all the necessary ingredients to make hand sanitizer, here is a type that uses aloe gel. I have a huge aloe plant and just scrape out the middles. You can use bottled aloe gel if you have it. Also, if you don't have essential oils, use lemon juice.

 

Picking Up Free School Lunch During COVID-19 Closures - school sign with times for meals

Picking Up Free School Lunch During COVID-19 ClosuresOne of the biggest difficulties resulting from the shutting down of schools to stop the spread of the coronavirus is that many kids and their parents depend on the kid getting fed at school. It can be the only meal some kids get in a day. The free and reduced lunch program is a huge help to struggling families.

 

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CDC Guidelines for Using Bleach to Disinfect SurfacesBleach can be used effectively to clean and disinfect surfaces if prepared following the instructions on the CDC website.

 

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Free Shoes to Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID-19This is an active offer right now for those in healthcare, 10,000 free shoes per day - while supply last/limited time offer.

 

Wipe Down Electronics - bottle of alcohol and cotton balls on top of a cell phone

Wipe Down ElectronicsRight now it's very important to wipe down everything we use especially our phones. For my phone I either use a Clorox disinfectant wipe or 70% isopropyl with a cotton ball.

 

A bike courier delivering a food order.

Helping Small Businesses Through the Corona VirusThe governors of many states are taking the precaution of closing all of the places where people gather for several weeks. This will help promote social isolation and prevent the spread of the epidemic.

 

Homemade Paper Mask - man modeling the mask

Homemade Paper MaskRight now mask-wearing is in effect if you are to go outside, in some areas. Are you limited on resources at home? You can make a mask with a paper towel. It is not the same as N95 or surgical mask designed for healthcare employees, but we're trying to save those resources for those who need it most, plus it's literally impossible to find any available masks in general to buy right now.

 

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Food Assistance for SeniorsI got a call from the Senior Center in the town I live in. They confirmed who they were talking to with asking me my address, phone #and age. They then said to me that because I am a Senior, I qualify for a shopper to do my food shopping and I will automatically get a $100.00 food voucher.

 

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Homemade Clorox WipesCan I add bleach to a container of baby wipes to make my own Clorox wipes?

 

A dog resting on his back with a blanket over him.

Brody's Resting, You Should TooWhile sitting home with my doggy Brody, my nose is running and I'm sneezing. The reason I'm telling everyone is that we are in allergy season. If you're not in high danger areas or don't have a fever, don't get scared. Everyone's afraid it's the virus. It isn't but panic is not good for your health either.

 

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Help Your Neighbors During the PandemicThe old-fashioned "help your neighbor" has never been more important as it is now! I live in a complex living community! I have been blessed by real neighborswho are helping me since I have been quarantined. In return, I am taking some of the burden of of them by being a neighbor and helping with whatever I can do! We all have to work together through this difficult time!

 

Cheerful greeting cards in a pile.

Write Greeting Cards for Nursing Home PatientsJust like everyone, I am particularly dealing with this Pandemic due being quarantinedover a week ago due to my several medical issues. I decided to try my best to distract myself from the news, it was just getting me down. So I got out all my old cards and started writing friendly messages to people who are in nursing homes and now have been restricted from all visitors!

 

A scenic view of Anchorage, AK.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in AlaskaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Cornfields in Iowa.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IowaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Wilmington, DE.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in DelewareThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Indianapolis, IN.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IndianaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Mobile, Alabama.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in AlabamaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Philiadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in PennsylvaniaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

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Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, HI.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in HawaiiThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Boston, MA

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MassachusettsThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Bourbon Street in New Orleans, LA.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in LouisianaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Lincoln, NE.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in NebraskaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A lighthouse on the Connecticut shore.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ConnecticutThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Boise, ID.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IdahoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Oregon.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in OregonThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Chicago, IL.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in IllinoisThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Little Rock, AR

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ArkansasThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The Capitol building in Jackson, MS

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MississippiThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view from the mountains overlooking Phoenix, AZ

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ArizonaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A view of Reno, NV with the mountains behind.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in NevadaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A lighthouse on Lake Superior in Michigan.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MichiganThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Tulsa, OK>

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in OklahomaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Providence, RI.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in Rhode IslandThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

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A skyline view of Baltimore, Maryland.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MarylandThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Wichita, KS.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in KansasThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of a street in Denver, CO.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in ColoradoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Atlantic City, NJ.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New JerseyThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A lighthouse on the Maine coast.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MaineThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Portsmouth, NH.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New HampshireThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Miami, FL.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in FloridaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of St. Louis, MO.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MissouriThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Minneapolis, MN.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MinnesotaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Youngstown, OH.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in OhioThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Two bison in the wilderness in North Dakota.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in North DakotaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The Bitterroot Mountains in Montana.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in MontanaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of farmland in Kentucky.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in KentuckyThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A street in Santa Fe, NM

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New MexicoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline of Atlanta, GA.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in GeorgiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Raleigh, NC.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in North CarolinaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

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Safeway Sets Special Senior Citizen/Vulnerable Customer Shopping HoursI received an email today from Albersons Companies containing an update on their efforts and practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing that immediately stood out was the setting of special shopping hours for senior citizens and other vulnerable shoppers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They ask that other customers avoid shopping during this time.

 

An arial view of Norfolk, Virginia.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in VirginiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The New York skyline.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in New YorkThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A family working around a kitchen table.

Stick to a Routine During Social IsolationA lot of us are staying home more than we are used to, and there doesn't seem to be an end coming soon. If you are self quarantining or residing in an area recommending a lockdown, here are some tips to avoid depression or anxiety.

 

A scenic view in Nashville, TN.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in TennesseeThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A skyline view of Montpelier, VT.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in VermontThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Houston, TX

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in TexasThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Puerto Rico.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in Puerto RicoThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Milwaukee, WI

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in WisconsinThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A scenic view of Charlston, WV.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in West VirginiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The capital building in South Dakota.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in South DakotaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

An arial view of Columbia, South Carolina.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in South CarolinaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The mountains in Utah.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in UtahThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A view of the mountains and a buffalo in Wyoming.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in WyomingThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

A Los Angeles freeway with buildings in the distance.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in CaliforniaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

The U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in the District of ColumbiaThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

An older woman calling for help on a bill.

Mention Coronavirus When Asking For HelpAs we deal with the Coronavirus outbreak many opportunities for assistance are opening up. If you find yourself out of a job, finding it hard to feed your kids, getting behind on your rent, mortgage, or bills, or in need of help dealing with needs during social isolation, please reach out for help.

 

A person thoroughly washing their hands.

Why Soap is Better Than SanitizerEveryone is sharing advice about washing your hands to decrease the spread of coronavirus. Many people have been using hand sanitizer instead but this can be less effective over time. My husband and I recently watched a video by Alton Brown that spells out exactly why.

 

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COVID-19 How UPS Is RespondingI wanted to share an e-mail my husband received from UPS. As stores run out of supplies and we are being asked to remain at home except for necessary trips to the market, pharmacy, doctor, etc. and to practice social distancing when out and about this message may help alleviate concerns some consumers may have about the COVID-19 and receiving UPS deliveries.

 

Two hands offering a red paper heart

Getting Help During CoronavirusDuring this unprecedented outbreak many of us are looking for a little help. This page includes state specific guides for where you can find accurate information and assistance. Please add additional resources in your state! We are working on guides for every state. The ones we've published so far are included here.

 

View of Mt. Rainier and Seattle skyline

Getting Help During the Coronavirus in Washington StateThis page lists some resources which can help you deal with the financial impact of the Coronavirus as we all work through this pandemic together. There is a lot of conflicting information on the Internet right now so it's important to verify with trusted sources when you can.

 

Two pills in a hand.

Use Acetaminophen Instead of Ibuprofen for CoronavirusNew information is coming out about coronavirus treatment that recommends using acetaminophen (Tylenol) instead of NSAIDS like ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen (Aleve) or asprin. The reason is that these anti-inflammatory drugs can suppress the immune system, preventing your body from effectively fighting off the virus.

 

Scenic view of Seattle with Mt. Rainier in the background

A Message From ThrifyFun on the CoronavirusEveryone at ThriftyFun is waking up to the changing reality of life in social isolation.

 

A girl and her dad doing school work.

Learning From Home During Coronavirus School ClosuresNow that so many schools are closing we are all scrambling to figure out how we are going to help our kids keep engaged in their learning while they are stuck at home. Here are some of the resources I found that I think will help.

 

A mom and kids around the computer.

Entertaining Kids During Coronavirus ClosuresSchools are closing across the globe to reduce transmission of the COVID-19 virus. This is much different from having the kids home from school during the summer break, because places of entertainment are also closing. In my community the schools are closed and gatherings of more than 250 people banned. So what are we going to do with our kids? Here are some of my ideas on how to keep the kids from going stir crazy.

 

How to Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

How to Protect Yourself Against the Coronavirus (COVID-19)This week, the CDC has told Americans that we need to be prepared for an outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The virus has been spreading across the globe with outbreaks in China, Korea, Japan, Italy and Iran. As of today, the US has only seen 56 cases of the disease. Currently, 8,400 people in California are being monitored for the coronavirus.

 

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Making Hand Sanitizer with 99% Isoproply Alcohol

Making Hand Sanitizer with 99% Isopropyl AlcoholI need to use this one bottle of 500 ml or 2 cups of isopropyl alcohol to make my sanitizer.

 

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Making Alcohol Disinfectant Wipes from Baby WipesHow much 99% rubbing alcohol do I put into a container (72) baby wipes to make disinfectant wipes?

 

Adding Alcohol to Flushable Wipes

Adding Alcohol to Flushable WipesCan flushable wipes be use for hands? I have grandkids and that was all I could find at the store. I'm not sure if I can add alcohol to them.

 

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Homemade Virus Protection Hand SanitizerCan eye glass cleaner be used as hand sanitizer to kill the Covid19?

 

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