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CORONAVIRUS RESOURCES by Christine Kalmbach 2020-03-25

Original post date 03/17/20220

This list has been compiled to assist you during the #Coronavirus #Outbreak2020. It is not complete and nor does it endorse or recommend any specific site or treatment plans. I am not an attorney or doctor so please consult professionals related to those areas if you have needs. I just want to help share this information and pray you stay healthy and find it helpful!

USA GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS

USA Centers for Disease Control

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Why Hand Washing Saves Lives

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/why-handwashing.html

When & How to Use Hand Sanitizer

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/show-me-the-science-hand-sanitizer.html

Coronavirus Symptoms

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html

Cough & Sneezing
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/hygiene/etiquette/coughing_sneezing.html

Testing – Please Only Get Testing if You have Tested Negative for the Flu and are having Symptoms

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/testing.html

Senior Care for the Coronavirus

https://chiproy.com/protect-our-seniors/?fbclid=IwAR1qDsJl-RNgNnZQ5DPpPjcGDYpJrkYhS8__5J3ghc0YDjSlakQNSWXWhjM

If You are at Risk

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html

Create a Household Plan

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/get-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fcommunity%2Fhome%2Fget-your-household-ready-for-COVID-19.html

Business Guidance

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fcoronavirus%2F2019-ncov%2Fspecific-groups%2Fguidance-business-response.html

Home Care for Coronavirus Patients

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/guidance-home-care.html

Animal Care in regards to Coronavirus

https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/animal-health-and-welfare/covid-19

CDC’s situation summary page for COVID-19 provides the latest updates on source, spread, response, and recommendations.

CDC’s latest recommendations for preventing COVID-19 spread at election polling stations.

CDC’s latest guidance on mass gatherings or large community events

CDC’s preparation for first responders, healthcare providers and health systems for the potential spread of coronavirus.

CDC’s interim guidance for homeless shelters

CDC’s latest guidance for schools, workplaces, and community locations. 

CDC’s prevention steps for the spread of coronavirus in homes and residential communities.

CDC’s guidance for businesses and employers to plan and respond to coronavirus.

CDC’s guidance on managing anxiety and stress over COVID-19. 

Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) general resource page. 

FEMA provides guidance on individual household preparation for emergencies.

https://icma.org/coronavirus-resources-plan-and-prepare-now-it-hits-your-community

LOCAL GOVERNMENT

COVID-19 Houston Call Center

(832) 393-4220 Weekdays from 9:00 am – 7:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

HARRIS HEALTH SYSTEM

https://www.harrishealth.org/about-us-hh/news/Pages/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.aspx

Harris County Public Health Call Center

(832) 927-7575 9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

https://publichealth.harriscountytx.gov/Resources/2019-Novel-Coronavirus

GALVESTON COUNTY HEALTH DISTRICT

https://www.gchd.org/

MONTGOMERY COUNTY
https://mctx.org/public_notices/corona_virus_information.php

Triage Line

For residents without access to healthcare and who have clinical related questions

(713) 634-1110  9:00 am – 7:00 pm daily

STATE OF TEXAS

https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/

UPDATES https://dshs.texas.gov/news/updates.shtm#coronavirus

HOSPITALS

Houston Best Hospitals
https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/houston-tx

MD Anderson Cancer Center
https://www.mdanderson.org/patients-family/becoming-our-patient/planning-for-care/coronavirus-protections.html?intcmp=HPFaces1_coronavirus_03052020

Memorial Hermann TMC
http://www.memorialhermann.org/locations/texas-medical-center/

Methodist
https://www.houstonmethodist.org/coronavirus/

Shriner’s Hospital

https://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/houston/news-and-events/new-covid19-screening-protocol-at-shriners-hospita-1651

TEXAS CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL
https://www.texaschildrens.org/

Mental Health Crisis Hotline (832) 416-1177 Teen: (832) 416-1199 (CALL)

Teen: (281) 201-4430 (TEXT)

CHURCHES

CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ANNUNCIATION https://www.annunciationcc.org/

HOUSTON’S FIRST BAPTIST https://houstonsfirst.org/

ECCLESIA HOUSTON https://ecclesiahouston.org/

FIRST METHODIST HOUSTON https://www.fmhouston.com/

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH HOUSTON https://fpchouston.org/

HOPE CITY https://hopecity.com/

LAKEWOOD CHURCH https://www.lakewoodchurch.com/livestream

SECOND BAPTIST https://www.second.org/

ST. JOHN’S UNITED METHODIST CHURCH https://stjohnsdowntown.org/

ST. THERESA CATHOLIC CHURCH https://www.sttheresa.cc/

UNIVERSITIES IN THE HOUSTON AREA


PRAIRIE VIEW A&M

http://www.pvamu.edu/

RICE UNIVERSITY
https://emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus

U OF HOUSTON
https://www.uh.edu/covid-19/


U of H Downtown
https://www.uhd.edu/administration/emergency-management/coronavirus/Pages/default.aspx

ONLINE CLASSES
https://www.classcentral.com/


US DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
OSHA COVID 19

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/controlprevention.html#health

EUROPEAN CDC

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/en/publications-data/rapid-risk-assessment-novel-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-pandemic-increased

SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OFFER MEALS TO STUDENTS

https://www.chron.com/houston/article/Houston-school-districts-free-meals-coronavirus-15135091.php

CFISD https://www.cfisd.net/en


FBISD
https://www.fortbendisd.com/

HISD https://blogs.houstonisd.org/news/2020/03/15/curbside-pickup-service-to-be-available-social-distancing-required-at-district-food-distribution-sites/

KISD http://www.katyisd.org/Pages/default.aspx

SISD https://www.springisd.org/

SBISD https://www.springbranchisd.com/

TISD https://www.tomballisd.net/

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

https://www.who.int

WHO How to Protect Yourself

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/technical-guidance/critical-preparedness-readiness-and-response-actions-for-covid-19

OTHER

HOUSTON LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO

How to Help HLSR Vendors

https://www.click2houston.com/news/local/2020/03/12/want-to-help-houston-rodeo-vendors-here-is-a-list-of-dozens-that-you-can-support-online/

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vTmlu2iAYtm1phnkWfC60jl53PRP6mQXBWNrV20LfTAHImhRzTtvnn9AkhJkRjTHieEpJHNwJw99Xmx/pubhtml

https://www.facebook.com/groups/195893028380602/?multi_permalinks=197788491524389&comment_id=197807808189124&notif_id=1584120971914390&notif_t=feedback_reaction_generic

LATEST DETAILS AND CLOSURES

CHANNEL 2

https://www.click2houston.com/health/2020/03/07/latest-follow-the-developments-of-the-coronavirus-cases-in-the-houston-area/

HOUSTON AREA SCHOOLS
https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Houston-area-event-school-closures-due-to-the-15123856.php

ONLINE THINGS TO DO

COOKING and RECIPES
All Recipes

https://www.allrecipes.com/?internalSource=recipe%20breadcrumb&referringId=237984&referringContentType=Recipe&referringPosition=1&clickId=recipe%20breadcrumb%201

EXERCISE

Exercising from Home

https://philaymca.org/y-inside-out/?dxk=H4sIAAAAAAAEAKtWKs4vLUpOVbJScs1LT0xPVdJRSk7MLUjMTM8DimXmZZZkJpZklqUWx-gbGhsbGivVAgAiXWWjMwAAAA2

GROCERY

Food Town Seniors Only Shopping 7-8am daily

https://www.yourfoodtown.com/

H-E-B Ready to Serve Texas
https://newsroom.heb.com/heb-news/articles/h-e-b-is-ready-and-here-for-texas/

HOUSTON FOOD BANK

https://www.houstonfoodbank.org/

Kroger

https://www.kroger.com/i/coronavirus-update

RESTAURANT DELIVERY

DOORDASH https://www.doordash.com/

GRUBHUB https://www.grubhub.com/

AFFORDABLE INTERNET AT HOME

https://www.internetessentials.com/covid19

THINGS TO DO ALONE OR WITH YOUR KIDS

AMAZING EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

https://www.facebook.com/groups/445786889466638/

FREE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

https://www.njfamily.com/free-resources-to-keep-the-kids-learning-and-entertained-during-coronavirus-shutdowns/

DIGITAL LIBRARY FOR KIDS

https://time.com/tfk-free

DISNEY VIRTUAL RIDES https://www.romper.com/p/while-disney-world-disneyland-are-closed-take-your-kids-on-virtual-rides-22622893?utm_term=share&fbclid=IwAR3Xdaz3cPEOlmFa6CHqiMplEDqigCNl9P3h76mjqW5S-O7ao50EHCSwigI

GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

https://artsandculture.google.com/

HARRIS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
https://www.hcpl.net/blog/2020/03/harris-county-public-library-temporary-building-closure

HONEY KIDS BLOG

https://honeykidsasia.com/coronavirus-who-fun-things-to-do-with-the-kids-at-home/

LIBBY APP

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

NASA

https://images.nasa.gov

ORGANIC PREPPER
https://www.theorganicprepper.com/how-to-prepare-quarantine/

USA NEWS 100 THINGS TO DO DURING SELF SEPARATION

https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/health-wellness/2020/03/16/coronavirus-quarantine-100-things-do-while-trapped-inside/5054632002/

PRAYER & THE WORD

SEAN PINDER MINISTRIES https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0Z2kSgKAHFRmcoQAYLvOlw

PSALM 121 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ol7VxDEckQs

THE MINDFUL CHRISTIAN https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYHNCCOgpneMbFBVaNdBYNA/videos

PRAISE & WORSHIP https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKb0GTI9T7Y

ROBERT CLANCY https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9hDjFXkfauB0qsg9y0rPGA

STEVE RACER https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmDxriC-e2DGf7Mc73o84kQ

SMALL/LOCAL BUSINESSES TO SUPPORT

TEXAS REAL ESTATE – Christine Kalmbach https://www.har.com/christine-kalmbach/agent_cmkalm

BIN THERE DUMP THAT – ask for Victor https://houston.bintheredumpthatusa.com/home

CARRABBA’S COPPERFIELD https://www.carrabbas.com/locations/tx/copperfield

DR. JACOB BURCH, DDS https://copperfielddentist.com/

INSURANCE https://agents.gooseheadinsurance.com/tx/spring/122-heatherwood-dr

CANTU’S TX JIU-JITSU http://cantuselfdefense.com/

PJ’s COFFEE 11930 Barker Cypress https://www.pjscoffee.com/cypress/

SENDERA SPRINGS – WEDDING/SPECIAL EVENT VENUE IN KERRVILLE, TX https://senderasprings.com/

VIDEO CONFERENCING – stay connected personally and for business

FACETIME – on iPhone

FREE CONFERENCE CALL https://www.freeconferencecall.com/

GOOGLE HANGOUTS https://hangouts.google.com/

SKYPE https://www.skype.com/en/

ZOOM https://zoom.us/

VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOURS/RIDES

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Christine Kalmbach’s Real Estate News – January 2019

January 2019
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Brought to you by Christine Kalmbach
Becoming a Home Maintenance Pro: Tips for Homeowners
By Dixie Somers
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Many homeowners don’t think about home maintenance until something breaks, but that’s not the best way to take care of your home. Whether you’re a new homeowner or have been settled for years, it’s never too late to cultivate some home maintenance habits. Here are three tips to help you protect your investment and keep your property in good shape for years to come:

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Create and Follow a Home Maintenance Schedule
A good place to start is by following a home maintenance schedule. Just as your car needs to have an oil change, your home and yard will need some regular maintenance. Home maintenance schedule apps such as HomeZada and Centriq are an easy way to get yourself on track.

You’ll need to mow your lawn, clean your gutters and perhaps even top your trees from time to time. For pest control, you may need to spray or have ground treatment performed a few times a year, too. When it comes to appliances, make sure to send in any warranties and follow the maintenance recommendations in your owner’s manual. For older appliances, many documents can be found online.

Don’t be afraid to do some research and speak with professionals about maintenance specific to your location.

Have All of Your Home Systems Checked Regularly
It’s important to get your electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems checked annually to keep them in good shape. Some of these tasks can be done yourself; for instance, you might need to clean your air filters, remove debris from the vents and flush out your water heater.

For more technical inspections, check customer reviews on Yelp, Angie’s List, Google, Facebook and the BBB when searching for a new company. Always go with one that is experienced, licensed, bonded and insured.

Follow a Cleaning Schedule
Home maintenance often focuses on repair work, but keeping your home clean can be just as important. In addition to once a week tasks such as vacuuming and dusting the shelves, deep cleaning every month or so can save you big in the long run. Moving furniture around, pulling out the washer and dryer to clean behind them and clearing out the garage gives you a chance to inspect for pest problems, water damage and similar issues that can quickly escalate into expensive repairs.

Being a homeowner is very rewarding on many levels, but homeownership comes with a great deal of responsibility. As long as you put in some effort on a regular basis, you should have no problem keeping your home in good repair.

Homeowners: Look Out for Utility Scams
By John Voket
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Utility Worker As we make our way through the winter season, utility companies want customers to be reminded about common utility scams. According to Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), a growing number of gas, electricity, water and communications consumers are getting calls and visits from imposters out to steal personal and financial data.

A common utility con involves a caller posing as a utility billing representative claiming that you have an overdue bill, and in order to avoid an immediate shut-off, you must provide a credit card number or prepaid debit card.

Sadly, scammers are meeting with great success using this tactic. According to the Better Business Bureau (BBB), the median loss for a utility scam victim is $500.

Here are a few reminders to keep yourself and your data protected:

  • All UUAS-affiliated utility employees carry photo identification.
  • Field workers generally wear clothing with the company logo and drive company vehicles. When in doubt, do not allow them in – and if they persist, call 911.
  • UUAS utility representatives never demand instant payment in person or over the phone.
  • Utility representatives from UUAS companies do not require the use of prepaid debit cards (such as Green Dot MoneyPak, MyVanilla or Reloadit).
  • UUAS reps will never request customers meet them at a payment center, such as a department or grocery store, to make a payment.

The Utilities United Against Scams website provides more information on how to protect personal information and avoid becoming a victim of utility scams.

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***Class Rescheduled for Spring 2019*** Self Defense Class for Women Coming to Houston!

I am thrilled to be co-hosting a Self Defense Class for Women! Robert Webre with Silverback Self Defense will be training us! Join us on Thursday, November 29th, at 6:55pm!

Silverback

Ladies, knowledge is power! We will be focusing on awareness of our surroundings, how to avoid dangerous situations, what type of action to take if you need to protect yourself and how to aggressively defend yourself against an attacker using hands-on training!

Robert will also introduce basic self-defense techniques including striking, and how to escape the most common grabs, holds and chokes.

This 2-hour class is ONLY $25! Such an incredible deal! Do not wait to register! Space is limited space. Sign up now to reserve your spot below!

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Plus, there will be great self-defense protection low-cost items available for purchase!