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Resources: COVID-19 and Cultural Stay At Home Options

Last Updated: 5/27/2020

COVID-19 National and International

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Covid-19 Page:


CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Cases, Data and Surveillance.


CDC Interim Guidance for Administrators and Leaders of Community- and Faith-Based Organizations to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Something of special interest to TOALC leaders and membership.


Medicare. Medicare & Coronavirus.


AARP. Live Q&A Events – Thursdays at 1 pm. To tune in or watch past events:


COVID-19 Projections for U.S. and States. Actual and daily infections and testing, deaths daily and total, hospital resource usage.


C-Span’s coverage of the federal response to the coronavirus outbreak.


The Coronavirus Dashboard collates live data from sources all over the world, lists details by country and U.S. State. It was first put together in December by a Washington State 17-year-old student over a ski weekend after becoming troubled by the march of COVID-19. The rest of us should have been paying attention too!

COVID-19 in Pennsylvania

PA Dept of Health. Detailed COVID-19 data for Pennsylvania by county, sex, race. One of the most interesting charts is the “Epicurve by Region and Date of First Report”, found in the second-last section. It looks like our Northeast Region is moving toward the 50/100,000 2-week average for new cases.


PA Dept of Health. Latest guidance, county data maps and tables, daily reports and archive.


PA Dept of Health. Wearing a mask – and how to make one at home.


Responding to COVID-19 in Pennsylvania. Cases in PA, the Stay at Home Order, Phased Reopening:


Penndot. Driver licenses, photo ID cards and learner's permits, vehicle registrations (including apportioned and fleet registrations), safety inspections and emissions inspections scheduled to expire from March 16, 2020, through May 31, 2020, the expiration date is now extended until June 30, 2020.


Pennlive. Coronavirus in Pa.: Cases, maps, charts and resources. One of my favorites. Lots of colorful charts and links to the latest stories.


Pocono Mountains Resource Page offers information about COVID-19 and updates throughout the Pocono Mountains region including local hospital information, restaurant offerings and event changes.

Other Resources

Atlantic Monthly. What You Need To Know About The Coronavirus – free articles.


Eastern Monroe Public Library. Coronavirus Page with links to authoritative sources in our area and nationwide. What you can do and the library’s resources you can access from home.

[The Washington Post] Geriatricians’ advice on what older adults need to do in coronavirus pandemic


Some Suggestions from TOALC’s Own Mel Rosenthal: The Triangular Method of Dealing With Covid-19 Available here.

Stroudsburg Area Senior Shopping Hours

Aldis - Tuesday and Thursday 8:30 to 9:30 am

Dollar General - 8 to 9 am daily

Food Town - 7 to 8 a.m.

Giant 6:00 a.m - 7:00 a.m daily.

Shoprite of Stroudsburg - 7 to 8 am daily

Target - Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 to 9 am

Walmart - 6 to 7 am thru May 31

Stay at Home Cultural Opportunities

CNN Style feature about all sorts of cultural opportunities accessible from home:


Bach Choir of Bethlehem offers a series of clips from past concerts as moments of comfort in these challenging times. At:

The Julliard School. 'Bolero Juilliard' | April 2020
"What can we do together even while we are alone?" With 100+ Juilliard students and alumni, at home together. Read more about the creation of 'Bolero Juilliard', a musical collage of hundreds of short videos and dozens of audio tracks layered together to create an online art piece:


Metropolitan Opera. Live in HD series encores. Register and log in to nightly presentations from past Live in HD seasons will be made available for free streaming, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, beginning at 7:30PM EDT. Learn more at


Metropolitan Opera. The Met At-Home Gala, featuring more than 40 leading artists performing in a live stream from their homes all around the world, on April 25. List of featured performers: . A YouTube mix of the performances available at:


New Amsterdam Singers: In lieu of in-person concerts for the rest of the 2019-2020 season, please enjoy this selection of recordings from some of our favorite recent concerts! At:


PBS WHYY Presents The Philadelphia Orchestra 3/12/202. BeethovenNOW: Symphonies 5 & 6


The Stratford Festival is presenting a free film festival to entertain you during this period of social isolation. We’re offering free streaming of 12 of our most successful Shakespeare productions. At:


Vienna State Opera offers daily live streams from its opera archives for free. Registration required. At:

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