Coronavirus Response and Resources

All of us are  feeling the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. From businesses and schools closing to being told to work-from-home, each person is feeling the impact of "social distancing" in some way. We understand that in these uncertain times some clarity can help.

Connected Nation has long worked to find innovative solutions for connecting all communities to high-speed internet. We have unique understanding and expertise in everything from telehealth to telework.

On this page, you’ll find resources and tips for navigating a more digital world.  That includes step-by-step COVID-19 Response Plans  for community and state leaders. (See buttons to left).

If you have questions or are looking for additional information, please email us at info@connectednation.org.

Click here for the current COVID-19 updates by state.

The USDA is taking immediate measures to help rural communities. This is a list of the resources the agency is providing.

If you or someone you know does not have internet access or needs devices, there is help. You can find a list of resources by clicking here

Click here for a list of federal resources for small businesses.

Click here for a list of resources for local leaders developed by the National League of Cities.

WHO LACKS BROADBAND?


18.3 million Americans
45% of low income families
22% of rural residents
12 million school-aged children


According to the Pew Research Center 44% households with income under $30,000 do not have home broadband services and 46% do not have a traditional computer. (Source: Pew Research Center Study Conducted in Feb 2019)

FREE ONLINE TRAINING, RESOURCES, AND APPLICATIONS

Connected Nation (CN) recognizes that not everyone is “savvy” when it comes to online communication. That’s why CN is providing some FREE resources for online training to help senior citizens and others in need of assistance as they navigate a world that's rapidly becoming almost completely digital.

You can find these resources on our Drive website at https://www.driveyourlearning.org/.  Below are some of the most-commonly used training resources from the website:

Other Resources and Applications:

SCHOOL AND PARENT RESOURCES

Some 15% of U.S. households with school-age children do not have a high-speed internet connection at home, according to a previously published Pew Research Center analysis. Connected Nation has long recognized the need to connect every student and classroom in the United States.

Latest school-related  news: 

Internet Options: 

Resources:

TRACKING AND UNDERSTANDING THE SPREAD

USA Today answered tons of questions from the public about coronavirus. These are the answers.

Johns Hopkins University is tracking the spread of the coronavirus around the world, including in the U.S. See the below map for the very latest.(link)