I'm going to update this space to list freebies or other helpful information we can use during the Covid-19 pandemic. Google is also a good way to find resources, particularly for your specific state. If you're aware of other resources, share it in the comments. Let's follow the CDC instructions on how to protect ourselves, listen to health care officials, be considerate of others, and stay safe!
Reading and Education
You can now download over 300,000 books from the NYPL for free: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/news/you-can-now-download-over-300-000-books-from-the-nypl-for-free-031820
2 months free Kindle Unlimited for new signups (expires 4/30/2020): https://www.amazon.com/kindle-dbs/promoLanding?promoCode=7cad7d39-c2cf-4e3d-9b17-4ebafbb03a41&tag=tbpre-20&ascsubtag=04OaMT4pCIueEBs5uDqI2En&fbclid=IwAR0AxSc1bzkootLKNGWEcpSxLxKxaVsCK8QuiXT4wHdai-7oKPMS_AQuRs8
My Royal Brides series and Quicksand series are in Kindle Unlimited, so you can read them for free with the 2 months free KU special.
All Garden Avenue Press author titles are in Kindle Unlimited, so you can read them free with the 2 months free KU special.
With a Hoopla and Overdrive account, access audiobooks and ebooks for free through your public library (where available).
Open-Access JSTOR Database Accessible to the Public: http://www.universitytimes.ie/2020/03/jstor-makes-database-accessible-to-the-public/
Added 4/1/2020: A curated collection of more than 150 free Udemy courses to help students adapt to working from home, search for a job, maintain balance, and more: https://www.udemy.com/courses/free/
Added 5/15/2020: Google launches free digital training platform for job seekers and entrepreneurs impacted by COVID-19: https://www.blackenterprise.com/google-launches-free-online-digital-skills-training-platform-for-job-seekers-and-entrepreneurs-impacted-by-covid-19/
Health and Economic Resources
Free internet for the next 60 days from Spectrum if you have K-12 kids or college-age students: https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-free-spectrum-internet-wifi-offer-student-households-promotion-2020-3
YMCA launches free online classes for at-home exercise: http://ed.gr/ca2xi
United Way Worldwide Launches COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund: https://www.unitedway.org/the-latest/press/united-way-worldwide-launches-covid-19-community-response-and-recovery-fund
Added 4/1/2020: Free online fitness classes: https://www.cbc.ca/life/wellness/these-are-the-free-no-equipment-online-fitness-classes-you-need-right-now-1.5500751
Added 4/10/2020: Cardi B and Fashion Nova giving away $1000 per hour to help those impacted by COVID-19 until May 20. https://www.fashionnova.com/pages/cares
Added 5/23/2020: Lowe's to assist minority-owned businesses with $25 million in grants. wes-to-assist-minority-owned-businesses-with-25-million-in-grants
List of free educational resources during the outbreak, for kids of all ages: https://abc7ny.com/6035120/
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offering free online biology classes for children:
List of Georgia schools offering student meals during the outbreak: https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/list-of-georgia-schools-offering-students-meals-during-coronavirus-outbreak
Free Audiobooks for kids on Audible for as long as schools are closed: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen
Free resources for schools: https://thejournal.com/articles/2020/03/13/free-resources-ed-tech-companies-step-up-during-coronavirus-outbreak.aspx
Where to get free financial assistance, food, and more: https://laist.com/2020/03/20/where_to_get_financial_assistance_food_and_more_during_the_coronavirus.php
Free cooking classes by Michelin-star chef Massimo Bottura: https://www.sunnyskyz.com/positive-good-news.php?newsid=3699/Stuck-At-Home-This-Award-Winning-Chef-Is-Teaching-Free-Cooking-Classes-On-Instagram
Added 4/24/2020: Check your credit report for free every week for the next year. Expires April 20, 2021. https://www.businessinsider.com/personal-finance/check-credit-report-free-weekly-coronavirus-2020-4
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