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COVID-19 Resources

Washington State Library staff will be updating this site with learning and entertainment resources for home schoolers, workers-at-home, and career builders, and for librarians and K-20 educators as they continue to support their communities through the COVID-19 outbreak.  We've included a limited number of resources for national and international information and updates, and COVID-19 virus research.  Last updated Oct 27.

Washington State COVID-19 Response is the one-stop, official COVID-19 site, where all state agencies provide their information and emergency actions.  You'll find links to the State Department of Health, resources for individuals and families, travelers and commuters, the latest information on unemployment benefits for business and workers and small business support from the Department of Employment Security, local health departments, and for childcare, K-12, and higher education. Washington 2-11 connects you to community resources statewide.  Dial 2-1-1 or visit wa211.orgWashington Listens will provide non-clinical support to people experiencing elevated stress due to COVID-19.

El Nuevo Virus Corona (COVID-19) en español.

CARES Act Funding information is now available on our website for grants for PPE, Hotspots, and Outreach.

Washington Libraries Work! Supporting Job Seekers & Workforce Development During COVID-19 

Washington Center for the Book's Sheltered in Place: COVID-19 Zine Diaries Project 

Washington Mask Challenge

Resources for:
Libraries & Librarians
School Librarians & K-20 Educators
Family & Caregiver Homeschooling Resources
Home Workers, Middle & High School & College Students, Career-Builders
National and Global Data & Research about the COVID-19 Virus

Libraries & Librarians

WSL is maintaining a dataset that records how COVID-19 has affected various services at Washington State public libraries.

WSL provides free online trainings for library staff members via Niche Academy.

WSL has created an interactive map of library wifi locations across our state.

The Washington Center for the Book is collecting stories from Washingtonians of all ages via the Sheltered in Place: COVID-19 Zine Diaries Project.

ACRL's Pandemic Resources for Academic Libraries LibGuide features updated information, free professional development, open access publications, and other resources to support academic and research library personnel during a pandemic.

ALA's Pandemic Preparedness: Resources for Libraries.

ALA microsite aggregating and promoting resources from across the association related to COVID-19 recovery

American Libraries annoucements and resources: ACA Coverage, Health Tools Assist Library Workers, Patrons Facing Job Loss.

AskMayoExpert, Mayo Clinic’s primary clinical knowledge resource for providers at the point of care, is sharing its COVID-19 content with the public. 

Bibliotheca's Libraries Around the World Prepare for a New Normal.

Califa have compiled a list of vendor responses to COVID-19

Cambridge University Press is providing free access to books, research and learning materials for teachers, students and researchers impacted by the coronavirus. 

Cengage is offering free access to digital learning materials for those impacted by COVID-19.

CIELO has created a bilingual COVID-19 Support/COVID-19 Appoyo site.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a site on Protecting your Finances through the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Department of Employment Security is the definitive resource for questions about the ever-evolving emergency measures being put in place to support Washington's workers and businesses effected by the COVID-19 outbreak. 

Dewey Decibel Podcast Episode 49: Libraries Respond to COVID-19.

Digital Health Literacy - NNLM and "All of Us" are partnering with the Public Library Association (PLA) and Wisconsin Health Literacy to reach people on the other side of the digital divide by helping them gain the digital literacy skills needed to access and evaluate health information online and to participate in the All of Us Research Program (All of Us).

Duke University Press' Navigating the Threat of Pandemic Syllabus items are free to read online until June 1, 2020, and journal articles are free until October 1.

EveryoneOn is a nonprofit dedicated to creating social and economic opportunity by connecting low-income families to affordable internet service and computers, and delivering digital skills trainings.

The Everywhere Book Fest is a virtual gathering of kidlit authors, books, and readers that will brought the book festival experience online on May 1st and 2nd.  Recordings are now viewable.

Experian is offering free business credit reports to every small business in America and free access to new COVID-19 U.S. Business Risk Index.

Future Science Group’s Response to COVID-19

The Galecia Group's Quarantine Librarianship site.

GotResumeBuilder.com is a free resume builder service for libraries and schools. 

The Heritage Emergency National Task Force has compiled relevant COVID-19 URLs from its members and other stakeholders.

IMLS COVID-19 Updates.

Internet Archive provides a number of free resources for parents, students, teachers, and librarians around the world—check out these tools for remote learning!

JSTOR and their participating publishers are making an expanded set of content freely available through JDecember 31, 2020 to their participating institutions where students have been displaced due to COVID-19.

Digital issues of Kirkus Reviews are now available without charge.

LexisNexis Risk Solutions COVID-19 National Data Resource Center.

Library Love Fest, the Harper Collins Library Marketing Page, features Digital Resources Librarians and Educators Can Access From Home.

Library of Congress - Understanding the Pandemic Virtual Programs.

Library Journal COVID-19 Resources booklist.

Create a Lynda.com Playlist to curate courses of interest to your community; click here to learn how.

The Massachusetts Library System has created a LibGuide with resources for Libraries dealing with COVID-19.

McGraw-Hill is offering support for schools and learners affected by Coronavirus.

National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Resource And Information Guide.

National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) COVID-19 resources including free and low cost internet plans.

Netflix has made a selection of their documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel

The New Coronavirus: Library and Business Operations Planning is provided by the NLM Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC) to help with continuity of operations planning for businesses and libraries.

NewsGuard shows trust ratings for 4,000+ news and information sites–written by trained journalists based on nine journalistic criteria. They tell you who’s behind each site, how it’s funded, and whether you can trust it. NewsGuard Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center.

The NNLM Greater Midwest Region has an on-going list of consumer health resources related to COVID-19 for public libraries.

NNLM is offering an accelerated learning plan to quickly earn CHIS (Consumer Health Info Specialization) in about a month through free, online, self-paced classes.  

OCLC's COVID-19 page brings together resources to help libraries serve their communities during the pandemic.  OCLC has leveraged dozens of partnerships with publishers to provide extended and, in many cases, free access to e-resources.

Free Online Tools for Library Marketing from Angela Hursh of Super Library Marketing.

OnwardWA is a one-stop resource for the people of Washington impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

PenguinClassroom.com contains Penguin School & Library Teacher and Librarian Resources.

Project MUSE: Resources for Libraries During the COVID-19 Crisis.

Programming Librarian's Phone Programming in a Pandemic.

ProQuest will provide subscribing public libraries with temporary remote access to Ancestry Library Edition through December 31, 2020. Ancestry will evaluate the need monthly and will adjust the access dates accordingly.  Libraries should submit remote access requests to ProQuest Technical Support by emailing [email protected]. Please allow up to 72 hours for processing and implementation.  Here is a summary of some of the things Ancestry.com is doing to support the community at this time.

Penguin Random House Digital Resources for Libraries.

Reopening guidance from the Meridian Library District in Idaho, the New Mexico State LibraryOregon State Library, and Utah State Library.  Here is an article in American Libraries piece on reopening.  

Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center (SARTAC)'s 8-page booklet about the Coronavirus is written in plain language. It was created by and for people with developmental disabilities.

ScienceOpen works with publishers to highlight Coronavirus research.

Sifting Through the Coronavirus Pandemic: Learn the skills that will make a dramatic difference in your ability to sort fact from fiction on the web (and everything in between). From Mike Caulfield, a digital information literacy expert working at Washington State University Vancouver. 

In the STARnet STEM Activity Clearinghouse, librarians and library staff can find high quality, vetted STEM activities.

The State Library of Oregon's COVID-19: Information for Oregon Libraries site contains many resources that are also of use to Washington's libraries. 

Texas State Library and Archives Commission tip sheet for libraries looking to boost their public wifi’s reach outside the building.

Thomson Reuters, in partnership with the National Association of Media Literacy and Education (NAMLE), has launched a guide to identifying misinformation on the coronavirus pandemic.

The University of Texas Libraries Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection contains many COVID-19 maps.

USDA Rural Development COVID-19 Response.

Washington Library Association's Resources for Libraries during COVID-19.

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.

Washington State Department of Health FAQ: Resources page lists some helpful tips and resources available throughout the state.  Also this piece on the Pandemic Generation.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Novel Coronavirus Outbreak (COVID-19) Resources.

Washington State Historical Society COVID-19 Response.

Washington State Law Library's COVID-19: Legal and Government Resources.

We Are One: A Global Film Festival.

WebJunction's Evolving Information and Resources was created to support libraries during the COVID-19 outbreak including REALM - Reopening Archives, Libraries, and Museums (REALM) Information Hub: A COVID-19 Research Project.

WebMD has launched a COVID-19 Symptom Checker.

WorkforceGPS site on Workplace Resources for Mental Health.

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School Librarians & K-20 Educators

Primarily Washington is the Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, and Legacy Washington's way of bridging the gap between the primary sources in our collections and the classroom. Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. 

The Washington Digital Newspapers program brings together over 400,000 pages from our earliest online Washington Territorial newspaper collection with titles digitized by the State Library.

The Washington Rural Heritage collection provides access to digitized primary sources documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State.

The Washington Center for the Book is collecting stories from Washingtonians of all ages via the Sheltered in Place: COVID-19 Zine Diaries Project.

To facilitate the rapid dissemination of COVID-19 findings, Academic Emergency Medicine (AEM) journal, in collaboration with Wiley Publishing, is fast-tracking submissions related to COVID-19 and making the latest, most relevant research available in an easy-to-navigate, freely accessible online collection of accepted and citable articles

Amazon Initiative Offers Resources for Educators Switching to Remote Learning.

Following a similar offer from The New York Times for high school students, Bloomberg Media announced a new offer providing undergraduate and graduate students with free access to Bloomberg until the end of July

Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at Home a week-long guided experience with the Museum of Flight for students in grades 3 to 12.

Brightly is a Penguin Random House site that provides parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need — such as tips and advice, book recommendations, Brightly Storytime, which features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more — to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

Cambridge University Press is providing free access to books, research and learning materials for teachers, students and researchers impacted by the coronavirus.

Career Connect Washington has launched an initative that connects students in grades 7-12 with Washington employers to learn about career opportunities in our state. The initiative, dubbed [email protected] kicked off on May 4. 

CDC Releases School Reopening Guidelines.

Educational Resources from Chronicle Books.

DOGOnews is excited to work with the Washington State Library to offer free access to DOGOnews Library Edition to Washington public libraries and schools through the end of June.

DPLA’s collection of free primary source sets cover a wide range of topics from Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women to Negro League Baseball to Angel Island. All include a curated set of primary sources, lesson plans, discussion questions and tips for primary source analysis.

Duke University Press' Navigating the Threat of Pandemic Syllabus items are free to read online until June 1, 2020, and journal articles are free until October 1.

Dyson has released 44 Challenge Cards: a series of 22 engineering and 22 science experiments for kids to do at home, as schools globally have closed. Engineers and designers at the UK-based tech company came up with the activities, all of which can be done using ordinary household items. 

To support distance learning at institutions impacted by COVID-19 closures, EBSCO has created a free, simplified version of EBSCO Faculty Select™ to help faculty easily find Open Educational Resources and DRM-free e-books to support remote classroom needs.

The Everywhere Book Fest was a virtual gathering of kidlit authors, books, and readers that brought the book festival experience to everyone on May 1st and 2nd.  Recordings of events are up on their site.

The Family Room - Every Thursday from 12-1 pm PT, MAEC, in collaboration with Turning the Page, will lead educational workshops and engage with community partners to help families connect with each other and break down feelings of isolation during this exceptionally isolating time.

There are free downloads of COVID-19 books for kids here, here, and here.  First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English and Spanish. Denise Daniels teamed up with Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center to create this workbook to help children, families, and educators cope during this pandemic. Coronavirus: A Book for Children can be downloaded from Candlewick Press.

To support the hundreds of millions of students and educators currently facing school closures, Google for Education has created Teach from Home—a hub providing information, tips, training and tools to help remote teaching and learning.

GotResumeBuilder.com is a free resume builder service for libraries and schools. 

Horn Book is providing free access to the digitized editions of their entire magazine archive, including the latest issue. 

Internet Archive provides a number of free resources for parents, students, teachers, and librarians around the world—check out these tools for remote learning!

Junior Library Guild (JLG) is offering free access to their JLG Digital online reading platform.  

Kahoot! is offering free premium access to educators to help with distance learning.

KidLit At Home is a free online learning resource created to support parents and educators during a time of increased need for learning enrichment, entertainment, and comfort. 

Labyrinth Learning has written several comprehensive articles containing valuable information on moving to online-only courses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  If your institution has been affected, or you would like to prepare for the possibility, these resources should help.

Library Love Fest, the Harper Collins Library Marketing Page, features Digital Resources Librarians and Educators Can Access From Home.

Library of Congress - Understanding the Pandemic Virtual Programs.

Visit LinkedIn's The Learning Blog for an article and a link to unlocked courses designed to help educator's suddenly teaching remotely due to COVID-19:  Suddenly Teaching Online? Free Resources to Help Faculty Affected by Coronavirus.

The Make Way for Books App was created to ensure families with young children (ages birth to 5) have access to free, effective, and bilingual early literacy engagement that they can access anytime, anywhere. Families, children, and early childhood educators can join the Make Way for Books Online Storytime group here.

Mackin launched their Distance Learning Essentials web page to give educators critical information regarding distance learning, effective methods of implementation, free content, and current health information that addresses the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mazaam, an edutainment app for children (ages 4 to 6) which uses classical music as an educational tool that promotes the development of emotional, cognitive and psychomotor skills, is free for download until June 30, 2020.   

McGraw-Hill is offering support for schools and learners affected by Coronavirus.

Media Education Lab is hosting VIRTUALLY VIRAL HANGOUTS, hour-long online gatherings to share and support educators during the COVID-19 pandemic every day at 10 a.m. PDT.

Microsoft Imagine Academy webinar unpacking all of the new resources for teaching Microsoft Office 2019 in your classroom.

MIT Press is offering e-Resources during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

National Geographic Learning Introduces Free Teaching Materials on COVID-19.

The National Girls Collaborative Project has compiled STEM Resources for Online Learning.

The New York Times is available to high school students for free when signed up by a teacher.

Oxford University Press has made many of its flagship educational and home learning resources available for free, in order to support teachers, parents and learners affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, both in the UK and internationally. 

PBS Learning is KCTS 9 and PBS' curated collection of FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers.

PenguinClassroom.com contains Penguin School & Library Teacher and Librarian Resources.

All schools, colleges and universities can temporarily access key components in Proquest's Research Companion, a multimedia resource that helps students develop information literacy and critical-thinking skills.

Google has launched ‘Read Along,’ a free app that helps young children practice reading.

Jason Reynolds, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature, Connects with Young People at Home through a New Video Series and Newsletter.

SAGE Releases Collection of Free Resources from Their 2020 Textbook & Academic Authors Association (TAA) Award-Winning Titles

School Library Journal:

School Library Journal article "Nine Podcasts About COVID-19 for Children Ages Five to 12."

School’s Out Washington has compiled a list of links and resources including stigma reduction, fact sheets, guidance for schools and programs, and planning for your organization.  

Smithsonian Learning Lab is your destination for millions of carefully curated, easily accessible, customizable, and shareable open educational resources.

Springer Nature makes key textbooks freely accessible for educators, students and academics affected by coronavirus lockdown.

STEAM Ahead @ Home from STARnet Libraries.

TeachingBooks is providing open/complimentary access to their new Book & Reading Engagement Kit: Home Edition.

The University of Texas Libraries Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection contains many COVID-19 maps.

VidCode is offering free access to their full curriculum until schools reopen: apply here.

VitalSource and publishers are providing free access to eTextbooks to students affected by COVID-19 campus closures.

The Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) created Resources for Continuous Learning During School Closures.

Washington state teachers of the year discuss education during covid crisis.

Workman's resources for remote learning.

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Family & Caregiver Homeschooling Resources

Explore Washington history through images and digitized newspapers and other resources: Primarily Washington is the Washington State Library, Washington State Archives, and Legacy Washington's way of bridging the gap between the primary sources in our collections and the classroom. Legacy Washington documents extraordinary stories in Washington history. The Washington Rural Heritage collection provides access to digitized primary sources documenting the early culture, industry, and community life of Washington State. The Washington Digital Newspapers program brings together over 400,000 pages from our earliest online Washington Territorial newspaper collection with titles digitized by the State Library.

The Washington Center for the Book is collecting stories from Washingtonians of all ages via the Sheltered in Place: COVID-19 Zine Diaries Project.

Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association (ALA) - Free resources empower parents, caregivers with tools to navigate the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with youth.

Audible from Amazon is making all of their children’s, tween and teen audio book content available while schools are closed.

Boeing Academy for STEM Learning at Home a week-long guided experience with the Museum of Flight for students in grades 3 to 12.

Brightly is a Penguin Random House site that provides parents, educators, and caregivers with the tools they need — such as tips and advice, book recommendations, Brightly Storytime, which features read-aloud and flip along videos, and more — to keep kids connected to books through every age & stage of life.

Busuu, a language-learning platforms, has announced a new initiative to support kids and parents around the world affected school closures during the coronavirus pandemic. The initiative, Keep Kids Learning, launches this week and will see Busuu offer free live streamed language classes, taught by qualified teachers.

Code.org is offering Code Break - a weekly live interactive classroom with weekly challenges to engage students of all abilities, even those without computers.

Coding in Minecraft is a computer science credential program with supporting curriculum, delivered through Minecraft: Education Edition and hosted on GMetrix. 

The Department of Children, Youth and Families has a new resource guide: Washington State Resource Guide for Parents and Caregivers: Caring for Your Family During COVID-19

The Washington Department of Health Parent and Caretaker Resources and Recommendations for COVID-19

Destination Imagination released a new resource that includes 5 free STEAM Challenges, which are designed without a teamwork component so that kids are able to do them on their own.

DPLA’s collection of online exhibitions can introduce students to more than two dozen topics ranging from the 1918 flu pandemic to Political Outsiders in US Presidential Elections to the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Are you researching a project for National History Day? Find out more about how DPLA resources around this year’s theme, Breaking Barriers in History, can help.

There are free downloads of COVID-19 books for kids here, here, and here.  First Aid for Feelings: A Workbook to Help Kids Cope During the Coronavirus Pandemic is a free 16-page downloadable workbook available in English and Spanish. Denise Daniels teamed up with Scholastic and the Yale Child Study Center to create this workbook to help children, families, and educators cope during this pandemic. 

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) has released a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) resources for children to support parents in light of the current Coronavirus outbreak. The IET’s resources provide free home-learning teaching resources and activities for both primary and secondary school children including lesson plans, handouts and videos. 

Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus is a comic that includes information from healthcare experts interviewed for an NPR story (link to listen). Can be printed and folded into a zine.

KidLit events is an online calendar that including schedules for creators reading from their own work/sharing things online.

Author and illustrator Jarret Krosoczka will be live streaming new video drawing lessons from her YouTube channel every day.

Jarrett Lerner’s Activities Page has lots of printouts and activities that encourage creativity and story creation. Picture Book Read-Alouds features authors reading their own work, including a list from the Indianapolis Public Library with over 100 titles, and titles in non-English languages.

25 Makerspace Projects For Kids from makerspaces.com 

Former classroom teacher Kate Messner's collection of recordings of authors and illustrators sharing lessons, excerpts, etc. from their books.

Netflix has made a selection of their documentary features and series available on the Netflix US YouTube channel

Dav Pilkey at Home features new video content created by Pilkey himself on Friday mornings at 5 a.m. PDT on social media channels and the websites of the Library of Congress and Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company.  

The Read, Draw, Create community's Authors Everywhere is a YouTube channel with authors sharing their books and work, will also, hopefully, host panels and other discussions.

Reading Connects Us is a newsletter about virtual learning that is full of links to lessons, things authors are sharing, etc.

Roadtrip Nation's Educational Resources for Teachers and Parents.

Rosetta Stone Inc. is giving three months of free language learning to all elementary, middle and high school students worldwide.  Parents can visit this site to claim a free subscription for a language of their choice. 

Scholastic Learn at Home offers day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

School Library Journal:

ScienceOpen works with publishers to highlight Coronavirus research.

STEAM Ahead @ Home from STARnet Libraries.

Older kids can check out STEAM from your living room videos with Jamie Bair, Fort Vancouver Regional Library's Experiential Learning Librarian.

Storyline Online videos of celebrities reading picture books.

Angie Thomas, #1 NYT Bestselling author of THE HATE U GIVE and ON THE COME UP is posting writing tips every Tuesday on her Instagram.

The Wyoming State Library has compiled a collection of free, limited-time-only resources to use at home, for remote learning.

Online resources for fingerplays and songs to encourage early learning:

Spokane County Library System: Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Bellingham Public Library Early Learning Resources

King County Library System: Tell Me a Story

Jbrary You Tube Playlists and Storytime Online Resources

Looking for an escape? Check out these digital escape rooms:

30+ Digital Escape Rooms (plus a step by step guide for creating your own)

Dog Man Digital Escape Room by a School Library Media Coordinator

Hogwarts Digital Escape Room by Sydney Krawiec, Youth Services Librarian at Peters Township Public Library

Many museums, zoos, and aquariums have webcams and online programming:

Woodland Park Zoo's Zoo to You resources

Imagine Children’s Museum Programming online

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Seattle Aquarium Live Cams

Seattle Art Museum's Stay Home with SAM

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams

Library of Congress:  Smart Fun for Kids

The Kennedy Center:  ArtsEdge

NASA STEM Engagement

National Women's History Museum

Children's Museum of Houston

Cleaning Guides & Resources for Childcare Centers, Schools & Homes

American Library's article How to Sanitize Collections in a Pandemic.

Best Practices for Cleaning Play and Learn Spaces, a blog post providing an overview of cleaning toys and children’s areas from the Association of Library Service to Children (ALSC).

Classroom Cleaning Tips for Teachers from the Washington State Department of Health.

Cleaners, Sanitizers & Disinfectants from the American Academy of Pediatrics, offers guidelines for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing objects and surfaces.

Cleaning, Sanitizing, and Disinfection Frequency Table (.pdf) from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) outlining when and how to clean early childhood learning environments.

Green Cleaning Toolkit for Early Care and Education includes information about when to clean vs. sanitize vs. disinfect and how to select appropriate non-toxic cleaning products. Also provides recommendations on when to use bleach and the dilution ratio, from the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

IMLS webinar Mitigating COVID-19 When Managing Paper-Based, Circulating, and Other Types of Collections.

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Home Workers, Middle & High School & College Students, Career-Builders

The State Library funds Washingtonians' access to self-directed learning pathways to prepare for and obtain industry-recognized digital skills and software certification, through the Microsoft LinkedIn Learning Academy.  More information about certifications is on our Learn, Practice, Certify Page.  Our exam partner Certiport is mindful of the many adjustments schools are making to ensure the safety of students and faculty, including physical campus closures and a move to distance or online learning.  Certiport is pleased to provide FREE 90-Day Access to their most popular web-based learning resources, including online practice exams and on-demand video-based courses.

Lynda.com is THE premiere online learning platform, with thousands of video courses to help you learn to play the guitar, design & create websites, design & teach online, become a graphic designer - and much more!  All Washingtonians can access Lynda.com courses through their local public library, with a valid library card and PIN. If you live or work in Washington State and do not have a public library card, you can get a State Library card online, and access Lynda.com through the State Library, in our capacity as a public library.

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak Lynda.com has made their 16-course Learning Path: Remote Working: Setting Yourself and Your Teams Up for Success available to all, no library card required. Keep an eye on their Learning Blog in case they 'unlock' additional content.

To support the hundreds of thousands of students and educators experiencing disruptions due to COVID-19 globally, Coursera has made its full course catalog free to every university in the world impacted. To help them continue learning as seamlessly as possible, Coursera will extend its Coursera for Campus offering to provide universities free access to 3,800 courses and 400 Specializations from leading universities and companies.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services (DES) is offering remote learning resources will be updated every Monday.

IBM Launches Open P-TECH Globally; Free platform focused on workplace learning and skills will be offered in English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Microsoft has committed to help 25 million people acquire new digital skills needed for the Covid-19 economy.

OnwardWA is a one-stop resource for the people of Washington impacted by job loss during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Seattle Times has curated a resource list on a variety of topics including, health, education, food and childcare during the COVID-19 outbreak.

South Sound Business piece on Remote Work: Tips From Locals Doing it Right.

To help those working in nonprofits quickly transition to remote work, TechSoup created a free track of courses to provide information and tools for making this transition.

Taylor & Francis' Dictionary of Drugs is now openly available through December 2020.

WorkforceGPS site on Workplace Resources for Mental Health.

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National and Global Data & Research about the COVID-19 Virus

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides national statistics about the spread of the virus and quarantine efforts underway to decrease its spread.  You'll also find resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs for preventing COVID-19 virus spread in communities.  Print and post handwashing posters above sinks at home as a reminder for how to effectively wash hands to prevent the spread of the virus.

AskMayoExpert, Mayo Clinic’s primary clinical knowledge resource for providers at the point of care, is sharing its COVID-19 content with the public. 

COVID-EXPLAINED was created by a team of researchers and students at Brown, MIT, Harvard, Mass General and elsewhere.

Database company EBSCO has made their DynaMed COVID-19 virus Topic available, free of charge; the Topic is being maintained daily.  They are also hosting this Information and Resources to Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic site.

The Georgia Institute of Technology and Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory COVID-19 Event Risk Assessment Planning Tool.

The National Library of Medicine has complied a list of consumer health information and current research related to the COVID-19 virus.

ProQuest has collected a comprehensive list of the latest COVID-19 research and is also launching a new Coronavirus Research Database, giving all ProQuest users no-cost access to full-text content covering all facets of COVID-19 and related infectious diseases. ProQuest’s new animated video series provides an accessible overview of some of the key issues surrounding the current pandemic. 

UN iLibrary offers the latest reports and policy briefs on COVID-19, bringing together analysis from across the UN system which provides concrete ideas for how to address the consequences and even seize opportunities in the midst of the crisis. 

The World Health Organization provides information on the global spread of the COVID-19 virus, including scam alerts, technical guidance and global research.  The COVID-19 Situation dashboard is an interactive dashboard/map providing the latest global numbers and numbers by country of COVID-19 virus cases, updated daily.

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