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COVID-19 Resources for the Community 

Welcome to the COVID-19 Task Force Page for the community. On this page you will find a host of resources that we hope will be helpful to your specific needs and experiences during this time. It is our sincere hope that each of you is finding some level of hope and ability to stay grounded during these challenging times. Feel free to share these resources with others and keep checking back for updates for more resources or upcoming events.



Tips for Couples During COVID-19

Helping Children Cope During COVID-19

Dr. Jessica Smedley, co-chair of the DCPA Task force, was interviewed by Psychology Today on "The Need for Support Groups in Times of Tension." This article highlights the essential and impactful groups she has led in response to the current crisis.


State-by-state guide to the rules/laws about telehealth services across state lines

Diversity and Cultural Competency resources and best practices

Mental Health

Call the DC Department of Behavioral Health for mental health assistance. Certified clinical professionals available 24/7: 1-888-793-4357

Free 2 part course on managing anxiety during COVID 19

Strategies to Thrive in Uncertain Times: The MAPP Alumni Association is offering free webinars to help manage your well-being during this time of the coronavirus, COVID-19

Free app: ACT Companion is a training toolkit based on the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy model of psychological flexibility. Download the app and enter the code “TOGETHER” in the subscription page.

Free 21-day meditation experience: “Hope in Uncertain Times.” Download Deepak Oprah App.

Dr. Russ Harris, founder of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, illustrates how to use ACT to deal with the fear, anxiety, and worry regarding the Corona crisis

Download a free FACE COVID ebook with more information

Daily Free Meditations for Adults and Kids, every day at noon

Fun Activities

Online learning

54 free online courses from the best colleges in the US
The most popular class is the Science of Wellbeing offered by Yale

Join a virtual book club

Virtual museum tours

Frida Kahlo Museum


Guggenheim Bilbao

Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art South Korea

National History Museum

Google Arts & Culture has content from more than 2,000 museums and archives, including 500 virtual tours

Operas and theater

Metropolitan Opera

Operas across Europe

Berliner Philharmoniker


Enjoy over 300 past Festival Selections, including 60+ films from the 2020 Online DC Environmental Film Festival

Cirque de Soleil – free live streaming shows

Comedy shows

Daily improv on Zoom

Life music

Online music events

Creative activities

Online drawing classes

Online craft classes

Online arts and crafts events

Learn a new creative skill (design, photography, illustration, etc.)

Online photography

Learn to knit

Watch miniature clay art

Resources for virtual outside experiences

Visit Central Park

A stroll through Royal Parks

Free Online Exercise Classes

Classes from VIDA

LesMills Fitness classes


15-day free trial of unlimited Pilates classes

Dance classes

Live Dance Party – Sundays at 1 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.

Wellbeats® - Free access to 500+ fitness videos for all Wellstar team members through April 30. Download the Wellbeats app or register online and use invitation code: aee0175d

Wellstar Virtual Wellness Trainers

FREE YMCA home activities for everyone

Matrix has created a vibrant virtual fitness community that’s totally free. Matrix Community App provides a fitness network that’s always active with ways for members to stay fit, share their struggles and triumphs and cheer each other on. Download the app in either Apple App Store or Google Play, just search for “Matrix Workout Tracking”

Resources for Children and Families

Daily Free Meditations for Adults and Kids, every day at noon

Scholastic is free now

Abc mouse is running a one month free

Educational Streaming

Cosmic kids yoga

Audible is offering free stories for kids

50 science experiments

Outdoor activity ideas

How to make a cardboard dome

Lunch doodles with Mo

Craft projects

Cooking with kids

20 educational things you can do with Alexa

Virtual library for kids

Virtual tour of national parks

Astronauts reading to toys kids from space

Science experiments

More science experiments

Even more science experiments

Tips on how you and your children can de-stress

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