COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources & LIVE UNITED Resource Fund

LIVE UNITED.  Now, more than ever, this is critical.  We all have many concerns and questions – our health, our employment, our financial security, and even our education, are all at risk. The rapid changes to our daily lives are evolving in unprecedented ways. 

But please know, help and guidance is available.  And even in uncertain times, each of us plays a role.  We can make a difference, in big and small ways, every day for ourselves and each other, and one day at a time this makes our families, and our community, stronger than before.   At United Way, we’ve been helping do just that for 75 years. Right here. Meeting local needs with local resources and partnerships.  This is what it means to LIVE UNITED.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

GIVEAdvocateVOLUNTEER
 

Click here for Information on the Fund Impact

 DO YOU NEED HELP? 

If you are experiencing physical symptoms for the Coronavirus (fever, cough, shortness of breath, or in severe cases, pneumonia) and/or have known exposure to someone with the virus or recent travel to an area highly affected, please contact your primary care physician, local health department or the PRHS's hotlines – these links are below.  For EMERGENCY needs, call 911.

If you need other help and guidance, call 211 24/7, or visit www.211md.org for resources in our area such as food, utility/housing, prescription, and many other services to help you and your family.

If you are experiencing domestic violence, mental health, depression or substance use crisis, call 211 to speak with trained professionals who can connect you to help 24/7.  If you think you are in immediate danger, or thinking of harming yourself or someone else, call 911.

Maryland 211 Maryland 2-1-1 is a trusted resource provider serving all of Maryland the USA.  The Life Crisis Center manages the 211 hotline for the entire Eastern Shore, and is networked with all 211 centers in the state and country.

Resource Links:
See below for specific resource links.  We will update this page as needed.  Follow us on social media for any additional updates: Facebook @UWLES and Instagram @unitedwayles.

Federal Resources

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
FEMA COVID-19 Rumor Control
Small Business Association Relief

SBA Payroll Protection Program - includes nonprofits and for-profit small businesses (less than 500 employees in most cases):

Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans
Independent Sector CARES Act: What Nonprofits Need to Apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) Loans
USDA Rural Development Assistance Guide for Rural Residents, Businesses and Communities 

 


Maryland/Regional Resources

Maryland Health Department
Peninsula Regional Health Systems - COVID-19 Information and Triage Line: 410-912-6889 available 7 days a week from 8 am - 6 pm
Johns Hopkins Medical Center
Maryland Health Connection - Special open enrollment period available for health insurance
Maryland Governor Hogan's Office
Maryland Unemployment
Maryland Department of Commerce - For any businesses impacted by COVID-19
WBOC - Help Delmarva
 


UWLES Resources

Get Connected Volunteer Center
Facebook @UWLES and Instagram @unitedwayles
Familywize - Free prescription discounts for the public
Imagination Library - Free home-delivered books for children birth-five 
United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore Agency Partner List
Are you a United Way Funded Partner Agency in need of additional resources?  See additional resources for Nonprofits below or Contact Claire Otterbein at claire@uwles.org


Dorchester County Resources

Dorchester County Health Department- COVID-19 Call Center: 410-228-3223 available Monday through Friday from 8 am - 4:30 pm
Dorchester County Public Schools
Dorchester County Chamber of Commerce


Somerset County Resources

Somerset County Health Department - Use the PRHS COVID-19 Information and Triage Line: 410-912-6889 available 7 days a week from 8 am - 6 pm
Somerset County Public Schools
Somerset County Commissioners Office


Wicomico County Resources

Wicomico County Health Department -COVID-19 Call Center: 410-341-4600 available Monday through Friday from 8 am - 5 pm
Wicomico County Public Schools
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce- SBY Biz Journal
Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce - COVID-19 Business Resource Guide
 


Worcester County Resources

Worcester County Health Department - COVID-19 hotline available during health department business hours (8am to 5 pm Monday through Friday) at 410-623-1100 option #8
Atlantic General Hospital
Worcester County Public Schools
Ocean City Chamber of Commerce
 


Additional Nonprofit Resources

We encourage nonprofits to refer to the business resources listed above, and utilize these additional resources open to all local nonprofits:

Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) - Nonprofit resource guide and emergency response fund
Click here to add or edit your nonprofit for the 211 database, or call 2-1-1
Click here to add or edit your nonprofit for the Get Connected Volunteer Center
Maryland Secretary of State Charitable Organization Division
A.L.I.C.E. Report - data to assist with research and grants  (also free for public download)
Strengthening Communities: Nonprofit Impact Study - data to assist with research and grants (also free for public download)

BEACON-UWLES-CFES Nonprofit Webinar Series: What Will the Post-Pandemic Look Like?
What Will the Post-Pandemic “Normal” Look Like? Strategic Thinking for Nonprofits – Part 2 of 3
 

UWLES funded partners are eligible to apply for COVID-19 related assistance through the LIVE UNITED Response Fund and will be notified when applications are open.  Contact Claire Otterbein with any questions, claire@uwles.org


Educational Resources

Please note that some resources may overlap

Somerset County Public Schools Learning Resources

Wicomico County Public Schools Learning Links
Wicomcio County Parents Resources

Wicomico Public Libraries Digitial Resources

Worcester County Public Schools Guide 

Scholastic Parents Resources

Scholastic Kids - site for kids to play, read and connect through fun learning activities