• COVID-19 Resources

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  • The Halifax County Chamber of Commerce and our partners are working hard to do all we can to help all businesses cope with the ongoing Coronavirus/COVID-19 crisis. Below you will find a wide array of valuable resources to help you access the support, financial assistance and information your business needs stay in business, throughout this crisis and beyond. This site will be updated as resources become available.

  • Center for Disease Control
    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has issued COVID-19 guidance for businesses:
     
    Resources for Business & Employers
     
    General Info & FAQs
     
    Steps to Preventing Illness
     
    Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities

    Virginia Department of Health
    A State of Emergency Has Been Declared for Virginia in Response to COVID-19. See updates here.
     
    View the HCDSS statement here.
    View the Emergency Child Care Guidance Release here.
    View all other information here.

  • The following free online tools can be used at home during this time.

    Elementary School Students

    PBS Kids
    A collection of learning resources that covers an array of topics.

    Math Games
    Math games and quizzes following the Common Core Standards.

    National Geographic Kids
    A collection of resources teaching students about animals, habitats, countries and cultures.

     

    ReadWriteThink

    Includes interactive, printable, lesson plans and educational materials.

     

    LearnZillion
    Instructional videos with printable Common Core aligned materials.

     

    Scratch
    Draws all types of students into coding in any subject area.

     

    Met Kids
    Allows students to get engaged in art through the Met Museum.

     

    Starfall
    Children K-3 can learn reading, phonics, and math through games, movies, books, songs, and more.

     

    Fun Brain
    Students K-8 can learn grade appropriate math, grammar, science, spelling, and history through educational games.

     

    Brain Pop

    Animated educational site for kids to learn science, social studies, english, math, arts & music, health, and technology.

     

    Middle and High School Students

     

    PBS Learning Media for Students

    A teacher-managed site that allows students to engage with innovative, curriculum-targeted content.

     

    Smithsonian Learning Lab
    Resources, information, lesson plans, field trips, and interactive activities based on the Smithsonian museum collections and research.

     

    Library of Congress
    The largest library in the world. Home to millions of books, recordings, photographs, newspapers, maps and manuscripts.

     

    Google Arts & Culture
    Home to content from over 1200 leading museums and archives.

     

    Ck12

    Provides high quality STEM content for students, ideal to use in a class setting.

     

    ReadWriteThink

    Includes interactive, printable, lesson plans and educational materials.

     

    Prodigy
    Adaptive math game-based learning that integrates Common Core math into fantasy. This site also provides assessment tools.

     

    Khan Academy

    Interactive exercises in math, science, economics and humanities with playlists on history, civics, finance and more.

     

    EdX

    Free online courses from top universities in computer science, engineering, psychology, nutrition, big data, statistics and more.
     

    Docs Teach

    Access primary resources such as letters, photographs, speeches, posters, maps, videos and more throughout American history.