Editor’s Note: Need to find a resource while Coronavirus is affecting Washington State? Know of a resource others should be aware of? We’re getting organized with all that information, and it’s thanks to Eric Wilson-Edge.
Eric has written a number of stories for Grit City Magazine already, both online and in print. He’s a fantastic writer who’s passionate about our community. Combine that with his newsroom background, and he’s the perfect person to not only put together the following list of information that’s already out there, but help organize what else is to come.
Here are two things to know:
The following is a list of resources Eric and a small team of volunteers have gathered thus far.
Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, anyone who signs up for Internet Essentials will receive two free months of Internet service. We are also increasing the speed of the program to 25 Mbps downloads, and 3 Mbps uploads for all new and existing customers.
NBC News article that talks about the “Keep Americans Connected Pledge” which asks connectivity companies to postpone termination of services for the next 60 days on homes or small businesses because of an inability to pay bills because of the outbreak.
Amazon is part of a pilot run by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to accept SNAP EBT online in select states. Currently, customers with a valid SNAP EBT card in the states of NY, WA, and select regions of Iowa and Oregon can use their SNAP funds on Amazon.
Students or teachers who fill out an online form using their school email addresses and are then verified by Zoom will have any accounts associated with that school’s domain also gain unlimited temporary meeting minutes.