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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

Sold by CK – 16402 Grants Manor

So #excited for #myfriends and #myclients on selling their home to move to their #dreamhome! So #honored to serve them! Now is the perfect time to sell your home — list with me! #soldbyCK #CallOnChristine #Realtorck4U #Sellers #Sold #HoustonRealEstate #KWPlatinumHouston #ctx

Under Contract in 3 days!

#congratulations to my #sellers #undercontract in #3days #4306hawkmeadow #cypressmeadow #letmehelpyousellyourhome #CallOnChristine #Realtorck4U #houstonrealestate #KWPlatinumHouston

New Build Under Contract in Cypress!

#congratulations to my #buyers #undercontract in #cypress #letmehelpyoubuyanewhome #home #CallOnChristine #realtorck4u #KWPlatinumHouston #telgeranch #newhome #newbuild #houstonrealestate

Under Contract in Tomball!

#congratulations to my #buyers #undercontract in #tomball #letmehelpyoubuyanewhome #home #CallOnChristine #realtorck4u #KWPlatinumHouston #countrylife #rosedwoodhill #houstonrealestate

Under Contract in Only 4 Days!

#congratulations to my #sellers #multipleoffers and #undercontract in only #4days #letmehelpyousellyourhome #CallOnChristine #realtorck4u #KWPlatinumHouston #cypress #westgate #houstonrealestate

Your January 2020 Real Estate News!

January 2020                                                                                                 
REAL ESTATE NEWS
Brought to you by Christine Kalmbach
If you’ve made a resolution this year to get your credit on track, getting started can feel a bit daunting. After all, it can sometimes seem as if credit agencies want to keep you in the dark about how scores are calculated. Not to worry – with some diligence on your part and a little insight into the world of credit score-keeping, you can get back on track in 2020.

Paint your credit score on your wall for extra motivation

Credit scores follow an algorithm first developed by the data analytics company FICO years ago. For a while, credit scores weren’t the primary force behind a credit decision but over time the impact of a credit score became more and more important. Most every loan program available today has a minimum credit score.

There are five characteristics of your credit history that make up your three-digit score: your payment history, account balances, the length of your credit history, the types of credit used and how often you’ve applied for new credit. Credit scores will improve much more quickly by paying attention to the two categories that have the greatest impact on a score: payment history and account balances.

Payment history accounts for 35 percent of the total score. When someone makes a payment more than 30 days past the due date, scores will fall. An occasional “late pay” won’t do much damage to your score but continued payments made more than 30 days past due definitely will. Preventing late payments is key to recovering your score.

Account balances compare outstanding loan balances with credit lines and make up 30 percent of your score. If a credit card has a $10,000 credit line and there is a $3,300 balance, scores will actually improve, as the ideal balance-to-limit is about one-third of the credit line. As the balance grows and approaches or exceeds the limit, scores will begin to fall.

The remaining three have relatively little impact. How long someone has used credit accounts for 15 percent of the score, but there’s really nothing anyone can do to improve this area other than to wait. Types of credit and credit inquiries both makeup 10 percent of the score. By concentrating on payment history and account balances, scores will improve significantly over the next few months.

Inspections vs. Appraisals vs. AVMs
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Appraisal after inspectionInspections, appraisals, and automated valuation models, while related, all have different functions but can be easily confused. Let’s take a closer look.

Inspections: A property inspection is ordered by the buyer and is meant to be an unbiased look at the condition of the property. While not necessarily required by a lender, an inspection protects the buyer from purchasing a home that requires expensive repairs or otherwise doesn’t live up to its list price. A property inspector will examine the condition of the property inside and out, running through a checklist of areas including, but not limited to, the roof, electrical panels, wiring, plumbing, appliances, doors, and windows. If any issues pop up, the inspector makes a note and provides the buyer with a report.

Many reported issues will need some attention but won’t affect financing. If major repairs are needed however, the lender might want to have those issues addressed before they provide any funding.

Appraisals: Once the inspection has been completed and reviewed, the lender can order an appraisal. The appraisal will consider comparable homes in the area as well as other factors such as lot size, nearby schools and crime rates. The goal of the appraisal is to determine the true value of the property for the sake of the lender.

The key difference between an inspection and an appraisal is that an inspection aims to assess the physical condition of a home itself, while an appraisal solely determines the market value of the real estate.

AVMs: An automated valuation model is a digital evaluation of the value of a home. An AVM will quickly research the database of similar homes in the area and compare them with the value of the subject property. AVMs are often used to assess the value of a property portfolio, and have the advantage of saving time and money since no one physically visits the property. However, AVMs can’t take into account the true condition of a property and often aren’t enough to secure a conventional loan for a home buyer.

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New Listing in the Heart of Copperfield!

Happy Friyay, y’all! Check out my newest listing! A gorgeous David Weekley Santa Cruz Model in the heart ❤️ of Copperfield! Almost completely remodeled it is move-in ready! It has 2 Master Bedrooms, 2 Full Bathrooms and an attached 2 Car Garage! Make it your home today! Please follow the link to HAR: 8555 Spring Green Drive

#8555SpringGreen #Copperfield #newlisting #comeseecomebuy #CallOnChristine #realtorck4u

8 Ways A Great Real Estate Agent Can Change Your Life

A real estate transaction can be an exciting thing to experience, but it can also be nerve-wracking and stressful. Your experience will largely depend on the circumstances surrounding your transaction and, perhaps more importantly, the agent you’re working with.

A great agent will not only get you over the finish line to the best of their ability, but they can also change your life for the better. Here are eight ways:

1. They’ll show you they care

In today’s fast-paced world, it seems like everyone’s attention is in short supply. A great real estate agent will show you that’s not always the case, by listening and caring about you and your needs. Not only will being a good listener to help an agent do their job, but it’ll also show you that even in business, there are still people out there who care.

2. They can save you a lot of money

There’s an old expression, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Hiring a great agent can save you literally thousands of dollars, as the right agent will not only negotiate effectively, but also know what pitfalls to look for as the transaction moves along, saving you money in the process.

3. They can help you see things in a different way

One of the most overlooked aspects of hiring a great agent is just how much of an effect they can have on your perspective. For instance, you might think that you’re looking for something in particular, but a great agent can take what you asked for and find something that’s even better than anything you’ve ever considered. A great agent is like an expert matchmaker.

4. They’ll do more than help you buy or sell a home

A great real estate agent will go above and beyond for you. They’ll help you find contractors, give recommendations on design (if you’re open to them), and even help you navigate the restaurants in your new neighborhood. Great agents provide so much value because they want to be your go-to resource for anything to do with real estate.

5. They can find you something that no one else can

Great real estate agents aren’t necessarily miracle workers, but they’re close. A great agent will surprise you with something no one’s ever thought of before, whether it’s finding a property that you didn’t know about, or a solution to an otherwise complex problem. A great agent is proactive and instead of sitting around waiting, will make things happen for you.

6. They can take a lot of stress away

One of the best things about a great real estate agent is the peace of mind that comes from working with them. There are lots of things that can go wrong during a real estate transaction, and a great agent knows this and will not only anticipate issues ahead of time, but will shoulder the burden and solve problems for you, making it a low-stress experience.

7. They’ll go to battle for you when it counts

The right agent is like a general you can depend on when the going gets tough. From searching for the right property or buyer, to negotiating, to pushing the deal through despite all obstacles standing in the way… a great real estate agent won’t back down from adversity and will battle for your best interests at all times.

8. They can become a friend for life

Maybe your real estate agent is already your friend, but if not, with a great agent you might eventually become one. Real estate is much more about relationships than it is about individual transactions, and great agents know this. They also usually have the kind of infectious personality that you always want to be around. So don’t be afraid to form a lifelong friendship with your real estate agent, it could truly change your life.

Contact Christine now and see if she can achieve all 8 of these for you!

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day from Christine Kalmbach, Realtor, to all the fabulous fathers, dynamic daddies, those who are like a dad to so many and those who stepped in to be a dad like figure! #fathers #daddy #HappyFathersDay2019 #GodblessourDads #callonchristine