Resources

Iowa State University

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) updates from Iowa State 

Visit this site for campus updates and information related to COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus. The university's team of senior leaders, emergency management experts and working groups are in constant discussions and considering the best interests of our students, faculty and staff. 

University Human Resources COVID-19 information

Iowa State’s primary focus is the safety and wellbeing of all members of the ISU community, including students, faculty, staff, and visitors. This site has been developed to provide important information and support resources for faculty and staff.

Student Counseling Services YouTube channel

The Student Counseling Services YouTube channel is the best place to access coping tools videos as well as a video explaining counseling services offered during COVID-19, including telehealth options.

Documenting Race and Ethnicity During COVID-19

This Iowa State University Library project seeks to document the experiences of communities of color that have been disproportionately affected by COVID-19, and/or have experienced harassment and stigmatization.

Access to WiFi and More

Information technology services (ITS) are offering drive-up Wi-FI service on the east side of Jack Trice Stadium effective March 31. Additionally, Iowa State Extension and Outreach is offering support and services in local communities per county. 

For non-Iowa State logins, there is free week access using ISU Guest Network. For more information, contact the Iowa State Solution Center

 

Ames and Story County

Food at First daily free meal and perishable free market

No questions asked, everyone welcome. Free meals and free market are pre-selected carry-out only at the Main entrance to FAF, outside in the parking lot at 611 Clark. Volunteers will pack meals, bag staples and fresh produce, and bring out for pickup during the predetermined times.

Ames Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources

The Ames Chamber of Commerce is committed to maintaining business continuity. Learn about COVID-19 resources and information that may be beneficial to you, your company, or your employees:

  1. Workforce - Information to help with childcare needs, unemployment, rent suspension, and job hunting.
  2. Business - HR resources and information on available funding to help support you during this time.
  3. Community & Health - Resources available to help community members find food and shelter, and healthcare resources.
  4. Immediate Local Needs - Blood donations and PPEs are in huge demand right now, here's some information on how you can help!
  5. Current Business Accommodations - Businesses have adapted their hours and services during closures.

United Way of Story County COVID-19 Community Resources

Learn about COVID-19 resources in Story County, including local clinic information, partner agency updates, childcare, educational resources, financial help, hunger/food insecurity, international and immigrant help, internet/phone services, job openings, mental health, shelter updates, supplies, transportation, unemployment benefits, and volunteering.

 

State of Iowa

COVID-19 in Iowa

This site provides information, maps, and resources about the coronavirus response in Iowa. You can view the current status, proclamations, guidance, assistance programs, and the latest updates from Governor Kim Reynolds. 

Iowa Department of Human Rights spotlight: The Division of Community Advocacy and Services

The Division of Community Advocacy and Services (CAS) streamlines access to services offered by the State of Iowa for underserved populations. CAS is the connection between Iowa's diverse communities and the programs, events and information that can provide understanding and equity.

The division's program areas include:

 

Nationwide

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits

SNAP helps low-income people buy the food they need for good health. Most able-bodied students ages 18 through 49 who are enrolled in college or other institutions of higher education at least half time are not eligible for SNAP benefits. However, students may be able to get SNAP benefits if otherwise eligible and they meet additional criteria.

CDC resources in languages other than English

Information and materials available on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website has been translated into other languages. Topics include emergency preparedness and response, diseases and conditions, data and statistics, environmental health, healthy living, injury, violence and safety, life stages and populations, travelers’ health, and workplace safety and health among others. For information in Spanish only, please visit CDC en Español.