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KQED is broadcasting educational programming aligned with state standards in response to school closures for all children and youth in California

  • K to 3rd grade from 6:00 – 8:00 am

  • 4th to 8th grades from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

  • 9th to 12th grades from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Seussville (up to 3 years of age): Read and play games with Dr. Seuss and his friends.

Storyline Online: Streaming videos of celebrated authors reading children’s books along with original animations.

    YMCA Popup Childcare (SF, Marin, and San Mateo): Free childcare for essential employees; breakfast and lunch are included. Email

    Comcast is offering two months of free service to new customers with children. Call (844) 488-8395 or click here.

    Financial Resources

    Students, Parents of Students, and Graduates:

    Scholly is providing $200 in cash assistance to help students cover expenses such as groceries, health supplies, and other necessities.

    Federal student loans will be deferred for 60 days due to coronavirus outbreak

    • The forbearance will be in effect for a period of at least 60 days, beginning on March 13, 2020.

    • To request this forbearance, borrowers should contact their loan servicer online or by phone.

    • There is an automatic suspension of payments for any borrower more than 31 days delinquent as of March 13, 2020, or who becomes more than 31 days delinquent, essentially giving borrowers a safety net during the national emergency.

    California is enacting a temporary ban on evictions Friday until May 31
    • Tenants must notify their landlords of their inability to pay rent within seven days after their rent is due.

    • Evictions can still be filed and processed. Once June 1 arrives, evictions will proceed. Evictions are simply delayed until June based on this order.

    CA Homeowners to receive up to 90-day mortgage payment relief during COVID-19 crisis 
    • No negative credit impacts resulting from relief

    • Moratorium on initiating foreclosure sales or evictions for at least 60 days

    • Relief from fees and charges for at least 90 days

    • Apply for loan relief by clicking here.

    Groceries/Supplies/Food Services

    • Freshly: Enter promo code corporatefresh110 to receive 10% discount on weekly orders.

    • Home Chef: Enter promo code REVIEWEDFB100 to save $100 on your first 4 orders; each order will be discounted $25.

    • Lyft is delivering medical supplies and food for health care organizations.

    • Methodology is offering 30% discount on meal delivery for health care workers.

    • Safeway: Enter promo code SAVE20 at checkout to save $20 and get free delivery on your first order (minimum purchase of $75).

    Tips for ordering from Whole Foods through Amazon (Prime membership required):
    • Place your order at midnight. At midnight, they release the delivery slots for the next day. For example, if you sign on at midnight on 4/15/20, you'll see open delivery slots for 4/16/20.

    • Use the website or the Amazon app, and NOT Amazon Fresh or the Prime Now App; the latter have many less available time slots.

    • You can virtually shop during normal hours, and then plan to checkout at midnight.

    • Be prepared for substitutions and cancellations. You will get text messages asking you for comparable substitutions in the 2-hour period before your delivery window.  

    Supermarket/drugstore hours and dedicated shopping time for ‘at-risk’ community

    • Albertsons/Lucky/Pak & Save/Safeway/Lucky/Andronico’s(all Albertson’s company stores):Shopping hours for at-risk guests are 7 to 9 am Tuesday and Thursday.

    • Bi-Rite Market: Store hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. Shopping hours for at-risk guests: 8:30 to 9 am every Monday through Friday.

    • Canyon Market: Store hours are 8 am to 8 pm. Shopping hours for at-risk guests: 7 to 8 am every day.

    • Costco: Warehouses will close at 6:30 pm Monday through Friday and at 6 pm Saturday and Sunday. Shopping hours for at-risk guests are 8 to 9 am Tuesday through Thursday.

    • CVS: Most stores close at 9 pm. No special shopping hours for at-risk guests.

    • Mollie Stone’s Markets: Store hours are 8 am to 8 pm. Shopping hours for at-risk guests are 7 am to 8 am on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

    • Rainbow Grocery: Store hours are 9 am to 7 pm (be in line by 6:30 pm). Shopping hours for at-risk guests are 9 to 10 am every day.

    • Target: Most stores close at 9 pm. Shopping hours for at-risk guests are the first hour of shopping each Tuesday and Wednesday.

    • Trader Joe’s: Store hours are 9:00 am to 7 pm. Shopping hours for at-risk guests are 8 to 9 am. Closed Easter Sunday.

    • Walgreens: Most stores close at 9 pm. No special shopping hours for at-risk guests.

    • Whole Foods: Store hours are 9 am to 8 pm. Shopping hours for at-risk guests are 8 to 9 am.



    • Barry’s Bootcamp: Free on Instagram Live at 6AM, 9AM, and 12PM PDT. Workouts are saved on the IGTV app.

    • ClassPass: Access their entire library of prerecorded workouts for free; no subscription required.

    • FitOn: App with workouts by celebrity trainers, always free.

    • Gold’s Amp: Free access to video workouts through the end of May with promo code FIT60.

    • Planet Fitness: Free workouts on Facebook Live at 4 pm PT.

    • Pamela Reif: Always free on YouTube.

    • Popsugar Fitness: Always free on YouTube.


    • Headspace (meditation app): Headspace Plus is free for health care professionals through 2020; two-week free trial for general public.

    • Calm (medication, sleep, and relaxation app): Seven-day free trial for everyone.

    • Stop, Breathe & Think: Always free, and for kids too.

    • Insight Timer: Free library of various types of meditations.

    • 10% Happier: Free and paid options available. Health care providers can use code HEALTHCARE to unlock all content.

    Coping with Stress and Anxiety

    • Ginger (behavioral health coaching): Free for health care clinicians through June 2020.

    • Sanvello: Free premium access for everyone during COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Happify: Some free content, including stress reduction and techniques to address anxiety.

    • MindShift CBT: Free content, including strategies to address general worry, social anxiety, and panic.

    Arts, Music, Books, Etc.

    • Audible is making hundreds of audiobooks available for free. 

    • Scribd is offering free access to millions of ebooks, audiobooks, magazine articles, and more for 30 days with no strings attached; no credit card necessary. Runs until April 17.

    • Stream Metropolitan Opera performances for free.

    • SF Jazz is presenting a weekly streaming concert series called Fridays at FiveEnjoy four world-class jazz concerts for $5 per month; free to SF Jazz members. Scroll down to Digital Membership. 

    • Armchair travel: Watch full episodes or short clips of Rick Steves’ Europe series

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