Austin data and resources
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- Slack released a guide on best practices, available in multiple languages
- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, UPS Foundation, World Economic Forum (WEF) and Disaster Resistant Business (DRB) Toolkit Workgroup have developed a “Resilience in a Box” program based on best practices and designed to educate newcomers on business resilience
- Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- U.S. Chamber’s Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
- “What’s Your Company’s Emergency Remote-Work Plan?”
- U.S. PIRG Education Fund has assembled a set of consumer tips and guides and tips to defer bills and payments.
Austin data and resources:
- The City of Austin has a comprehensive COVID-19 resource page
- Austin is under Stay-at-Home orders. Learn all details.
- Stay up to date with cases tracked by district on their interactive dashboard
- Track cases across Texas with the statewide dashboard
- Stay up to date with CapMetro service and announcements
- How to get tested in Austin
- Sign up for Coronavirus Daily from KUT
- Youth resources from the Andy Roddick Foundation
- COVID-19 Austin Area Response
- Emergency Food Systems Exchange from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability
How tech is helping out:
- Which restaurants are offering takeout and curbside? Check Takeout Tracker
- Check store availability before you with with Instok
- Coronavirus in Austin: Ed tech startup Fabulingua to let families learn Spanish for free
- IBM and The Weather Channel launch detailed local COVID-19 maps and data tracking
- Good Apple is providing food assistance for those that are 55+ and immunocompromised
- Texas government teachers making the transition to online teaching, can find thousands of free graphics for teaching your course organized by subject at the Texas Politics Project site
- Generation Citizen is bringing their Action Civics to your living room! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
- Austin Public Library provides eBooks, Audiobooks and streaming video.
- Museums and national parks with Google Arts & Culture
- Voltage Control offers workshop methods and activities
- Announcing Code in Place: Free coding education in the time of Covid-19 from Stanford University
How ATA members are supporting the community:
- AT&T is helping people stay #ConnectedTogether and will not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone, or broadband residential or small business customers unable to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. For the next 60 days, the company will also waive late payment fees incurred because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it will keep public Wi-Fi hotspots open for any American who needs them.
- Facebook created a free Business Resource Hub with resources for businesses struggling to navigate the COVID-19 outbreak. As part of these efforts, Facebook is offering $100M in cash grants and ad credits for up to 30,000 eligible small businesses.
- Google is offering free access to its advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities for all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally, along with offering to help educators and students stay connected through their Teach from Home program. Visit Google’s COVID-19 info and resources page.
- Through its LyftUp program, Lyft is also donating rides to people with essential transportation needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, including families and children, low-income seniors, and doctors and nurses.
- Dell rolled out work from home guidance, a blog documenting how they’re navigating through COVID-19. Additionally, the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation announced that they have dedicated $100 million to fight COVID-19 around the world,
- Uber pledged 10 million free rides and deliveries of food for frontline healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need.
- Bird is providing free mobility to healthcare workers, learn more at their blog
- Visit Facebook’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Center for info.
Business guidance and support:
- Facebook Small Business Grants Program
- Paycheck Protection Program
- How to apply for unemployment in Texas
- How to apply for a Small Business Administration loan
- U.S. Small Business Administration: Assistance & guidance
- U.S. Chamber Coronavirus resource page
- Texas Workforce Commission Rapid Response resource page
- Connected Commerce Council Small Business Survival Tips
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