Coronavirus Resources

Hey friends! News is changing by the minute as we learn more and more about COVID-19 aka the Coronavirus. With so many articles being pushed out, I wanted to highlight a few things that may be useful to you or even your friends/family. Each headline will contain information regarding that topic. If you have any information that YOU would like to add to help others, email and I will update this page! Please bookmark and check back.

Social Distancing

You'll be hearing this term A LOT in the next few weeks. What is SOCIAL DISTANCING? Well, EXACTLY what it sounds like. Keeping your distance from others. Separating from each other minimizes the spread of the virus.This is crucial right now. Many bans are taking in effect in several states limiting gatherings of 25 or more people, even 50 or more people. Read more here.


Scholastic Offers FREE Online Courses

Since the kids are out of school, keep their growing minds SHARP! Scholastic is offering free online courses so your children can continue their education at home. The "Learn at Home" website is designed for children in Pre-K through grades 6+.

Click HERE for more.

U-HAUL Offers 30 Days Storage FREE For College Students

U-Haul is helping students that have been displaced due to the Coronavirus by offering 30 days of free self storage. Click HERE for more.

Shopping/Meal Resources

Many retailers are changing hours to add in extra time for thorough cleaning and to re-stock shelves.

  • Aldi hours are now 9am-7pm.
  • Big Y hours are now 8am-8pm. Reserved shopping for customers 60+ and those compromised are now 7am-8am.
  • Shop Rite hours vary by location.
  • Stop & Shop hours are now 7:30am-8pm, pick up has been temporarily suspended. Shopping for customers 60+ is 6am-7:30am.
  • Price Chopper & Market 32 stores are now open 7am-10pm. Shopping for customers 60+ is 6am-7:30am.
  • Trader Joes hours are now 9am-7pm.
  • Walmart hours are now 6am-11pm. Stores currently operating under more reduced hours (
  • for example they regularly close at 10 p.m. or open at 7 a.m.) will keep their current hours of operation.
  • Restaurants offering to-go meals in the Springfield, MA area here

Meal Centers

  • For those in the Springfield, MA area, click HERE.
  • For those in Connecticut, click HERE.

At Home Entertainment

Whats Open + Whats Closed?

Whats open/closed in Massachusetts?Click here.


For more resources & news in Connecticut, visit

For more resources & news in Springfield, MA and surrounding towns visit

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