COVID-19 Resources in Battle Creek

March 26, 2020

In the face of the coronavirus or COVID-19 outbreak, we know that a lot of people may be struggling to adjust to new routines and lifestyles. Although these lists continue to grow, we have gathered the following resources to help people in the Battle Creek community during this time of social distancing and isolation.

Free Meals

There are several organizations in Battle Creek that are working to provide meals to those in need. If you or your family need help finding meals right now, check out these resources:

Help for Businesses

If you run a business in the Battle Creek community, there’s support for you during these unprecedented times. Check out these resources:

Home School Resources

Schools across the state have closed during the COVID-19 outbreak, but that doesn’t mean that your child’s education needs to stop. We encourage you to browse and utilize some of these great learning resources:

  • Scholastic Learn at Home is offering lessons online for free. You can choose activities for Pre-K and 6+ based on grade level. Read along with ebooks and watch educational videos in their “Watch and Learn Library.”
  • Michigan State University is offering free educational resources on their website for Pre-K-12 students.
  • com offers Brain Breaks and fun videos that can keep kids moving and active while they’re at home.
  • Google is offering free virtual tours of over 1,200 museums around the world.
  • Willard Library is hosting story time every day at 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on its Facebook page.

Internet Access

Access to the internet can make a huge difference when it comes to keeping in touch with friends and keeping children engaged with learning.

Luckily, Comcast is offering two free months of internet service to low-income households. The deadline to apply for the program is April 30. You can find more information here.

Stay Updated

It’s important to keep up with the latest news so you and your family can prepare. Be sure to visit these helpful links to stay up to date with what’s going on in Battle Creek and the world:

If you need support in the Battle Creek community, call 2-1-1. You’ll be connected to United Way, who can help set you up with the resources you need.

During this time of social isolation, make sure to call and check in on your neighbors and loved ones. We will all work together to get through this as a community so we can all go back to enjoying Battle Creek.

 

The BCVision team is dedicated to creating a culture of vitality in the Battle Creek community. We want Battle Creek to be a city where everyone can live, work and play. Click here to learn more about how we’re moving Battle Creek forward.

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