The evolving and uncertain coronavirus situation has impacted us all in ways we never expected, and the circumstances continue to change. We are quickly, and thoroughly, altering the way that we operate our real estate business.
Selling Your Home with Debbie Gates
- Virtual showings
- Extra precautions for in-person showings
- Contactless inspections and appraisals
- Remote digital closings
COVID-19 General information & Government response
Stay up to date about COVID-19 and general resources to help cope.
National (and International Resources)
|Centers for Disease Control (CDC)||Go straight to the source for information on how to stay safe and prevent the spread of COVID-19.|
|World Health Organization (WHO)||Stay up to date on the global status of the pandemic.|
|John’s Hopkins University & Medicine||John’s Hopkins interactive site has live data tracking COVID-19 around the globe.|
|TaskRabbit||TaskRabbit provide an array of contactless essential services, such as personalized grocery and pharmacy pick-up.|
Local and Regional Resources
|California||See the California government’s response to COVID-19, including stay-at-home orders and other information|
Get in touch with financial resources for those impacted by COVID-19.
Visit the US Department of Education for information about student loan forbearance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Visit the IRS website for information about Economic Impact payments and the change in the tax deadline.
Visit the US Small Business Administration for Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources.
Connect with the organizations ensuring no one goes hungry during this crisis.
National (and International) Resources
|Feeding America||Feeding America can help you connect to a nationwide network of food banks.|
|Meals on Wheels||Meals on Wheels specializes on getting meals to homebound seniors — especially important during this crisis.|
|No Kid Hungry||No Kid Hungry is working to ensure that children don’t lose access to the meals they depended on from schools nationwide.|
|USDA (SNAP Program)||Find out information about the SNAP program.|
|World Central Kitchen||World Central Kitchen is working to put restaurant workers back to work, feeding frontline healthcare workers as well as assisting those unable to get out to get meals.|
|California||California Association of Food Banks is ensuring the most vulnerable communities have consistent and safe access to nutritious food.|
Health and Wellness
Stay safe, healthy and connected (despite the self-isolation.)
|Healthy Parenting Resources||The World Health Organization has tips for parenting in the time of COVID-19.|
|COVID-19 and Mental Health||The World Health Organization has shared a video about ways to maintain your mental health, the CDC has a guide to understanding and managing stress, and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has a help line for those who need it.|
|Domestic Violence Resources||This time of quarantine and self-isolation can escalate Domestic Violence issues. Call the National Domestic Violence Hotline if you need help.|
|Suicide Prevention Resources||The Suicide Prevention Hotline is available to those who need it.|
|Simple Habit||The Simple Habit app makes stress relief easy, offering short meditations and audio therapy from world class experts.|
Domestic Violence Resources
Unfortunately this isolation can escalate these issues. There are people and organizations who can help.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline is available 24/7 for anyone affected by abuse and needing support.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has gathered an array of resources for families dealing with Domestic Violence.
Similarly, the US Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health has a resource page with resources state by state.
Our furry friends are going through this with us! Our VCA partners have an array of resources to keep them healthy and safe too.
- VCA Hospitals Press Statement Find out what our VCA partners are doing to support veterinary care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including curbside pick-up/drop-off for your pet.
- The change in the daily routine of our home lives shakes up our pets lives too. These guides from the VCA can help you navigate this time with your furry friends.
- Training your dog to settle and relax
- Using enrichment, predictability and scheduling to train your dog
- Enrichment for indoor cats
- Crate training your cat for future travel
- Crate train your dog
- Chunky kitty? Ideas for increasing exercise
- Managing your cat’s scratching behavior
- Try these activity toys to keep Fido occupied during your next conference call
Ways to Give Back
You can give to organizations that are giving direct aid during this crisis.
|World Health Organization Solidarity Fund||Give to the fund to help the WHO fight COVID-19.|
|American Red Cross||Giving blood is a key way you can help to fight COVID-19.|
|CDC Foundation||You can support the CDC’s efforts directly through their fund.|
|Direct Relief||Direct relief is helping Provide PPE and Medical Equipment to Health Workers on the front line. Your donation can help get masks to the people who need them.|
|Feeding America COVID-19 Response Fund||Feeding America has created a fund specifically for preventing hunger during this situation.|