COVID-19 Resources

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To report violations of emergency orders and social distancing, call 607-778-1911.


Students and Families

For resources on caring for your family during COVID-19, NYS has created a resource guide.

  • WiFi
    • Free WiFi for Households with K-12 Students: Spectrum is offering free WiFi to households with K-12 students for 60 days (including free installation for new customers). Call 1-844-488-8395 for set up.
    • Verizon is offering free learning tools and premium channels to customers.
  • Academics
  • Entertainment
    • Binghamton’s Ross Park Zoo is now sharing educational videos at rpzTV. Videos, and other educational resources, can be found on their Facebook page, with additional educational resources available on the website.
    • The Roberson Museum invites you to enjoy free online versions of some of their popular planetarium programs.  Accompanying education and resource guides are listed for those that are available.
    • Remember April? See what Broome County’s most famous giraffe is up to via the live cams at Animal Adventure Park.
    • KAPOW Art Studio is posting a Daily Art Prompt, focusing on projects that can be completed with supplies that you have at home and modified for any age or skill level. Prompts can be found on the studio Facebook page.
    • Uncorked Creations is offering At-Home Art Kids. Participants can select an available project, pick-up a kit curbside at the studio, and use a provided link to follow along as an instructor guides them through the project. Available projects and costs vary, with information available on the Facebook page.

Seniors

Broome County Office for Aging has been updating a list of resources here.

Seniors in need of any services, including senior center take-out meal reservations, please call Broome County Office for Aging at 607-778-2411.


Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering two loan programs as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) to small businesses throughout New York State. For more details and the loan applications, visit Empire State Development's website.

For information on essential businesses per the Governor's NY on Pause order, visit Empire State Development's website or check out their FAQ.

New York Power Authority has provided an update on supporting clean energy through COVID-19.

The Agency has created a list of other resources for local businesses here.


Employees

If you have questions about sick days or paid time off, contact the Attorney General's Labor Bureau at 212-416-8700.

For unemployment benefits, which have been expanded by Congress, visit the New York State Department of Labor.