Resources


Visit these websites to stay connected!


Need Information?

City of Chesapeake

For information on cancellations and closures, follow the City on Facebook and Twitter.

- COVID-19 updates on specific City Department activities and services.
- Connect with the Regional Health Department Hotline: 757-683-2745.

Chesapeake Public Schools

Access communication regarding closures, feeding sites, learning plans, and other resources; email questions to the school district.

Chesapeake Regional Healthcare

Find a fact sheet listing Coronavirus symptoms, reducing the spread of germs, and what to do if you are sick. CRH updates and links to national, regional and local health and emergency preparedness resources.

Virginia Department of Health (VDH)

Get information on Virginia COVID-19 cases and personal home preparedness.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Access the latest updates and reported COVID-19 cases in the United States, along with resources for the community, including: preparation, knowing your risk factors & symptoms, managing stress, FAQ, and professional support.

World Health Organization

Protect yourself against myths, when and how to use a mask, and follow links to research updates.

Commonweath of Virginia

Review measures outlined by Governor Ralph Northam regarding the health and safety of all Virginians during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Need Help?

Chesapeake Integrated Behavioral Health

Maintain and improve your mental health with local resources.

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia

Review the modified food distribution and donation process. Help get food to seniors, children and low-income families in need. 

No Kid Hungry | Free Summer Meals

Text ‘Food’ to 877-877 to learn where local organizations operate free summer meal sites to help parents, grandparents and caregivers.

Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia

Access support for seniors and their caregivers. For additional resources call 757-461-9481

Sentara

Stay informed on screening and general hospital updates.

South Hampton Roads School Feeding Sites

Explore an interactive map featuring addresses and hours of meal availability for the school districts.

Hampton Roads Workforce Council

Find updates on business closures, as well as information on how to apply for a small business grant, securing childcare for working parents and where to pick up meals for public school students.

Virginia Employment Commission

Access employment services, research job outlooks, file unemployment insurance claims, and find updates on jobs affected by Coronavirus.

United Way

Connect to Coronavirus related assistance, information on utilities, regional effects, and recovery fund donation.

Need Something to Do?

Fun for Everyone:

Virtual Park Tours & Live Video Cameras

Chrysler Art Museum

Explore over 30,000 pieces of art online in multiple art categories. Take a virtual tour through the museum.

San Diego Zoo

Discover live cams of giraffes, penguins, tigers and more through the Animals & Plants menu.

Skype a Scientist Live

Check out the livestream events calendar to find out what scientists are exploring these days.

Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art | Virtual Virginia MOCA

View the artwork from the current exhibitions, learn from their education team or get to know past artists through interesting interviews, articles, videos and more.

Yellowstone National Park

Virtually explore some of the main attractions around the park.

Preschool & School Age Kids:

Norfolk Zoo | Blog

Learn about the animals, their health, habitats, conservation, and more.

PBS Kids

Access favorite character videos and games with topics on feelings, healthy habits, adventure and more. For more exploration, visit the KIDS Lab under the Parent resources.

Scholastic Learning at Home

Discover day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing.

National Geographic Kids

Find brain boosters, learn about animals, create science experiments, explore geography and history, and take fun quizzes.

Lakeshore Learning

Explore more than 1,000 resources for the classroom and home.

School Library Journal

Browse a monthly magazine for all librarians with a focus on technology and multimedia.

Storyline Online

Stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems

Stream a video of Mo Willems drawing in his studio. Learn to doodle too!

HarperKids

Listen to a Storytime Read Aloud of HarperCollins children’s books.

Teens:

Khan Academy

Explore free, world-class education. Check out daily schedules for ages 2-18 with resources, activities and livestreams.

National Emergency Library | Internet Archive

Check out a collection of books designed to support remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation during a national emergency.

FAQs

Adults & Seniors:

CPL's Book Quest: The Challenge

Participate in our book club - visit our goodreads group to see what weekly discussion threads have taken place and join in the conversation.

The Chesapeake Edition | Economic Development Podcast

Catch up with this monthly podcast on business and economic development. Topics include: small business, marketing, COVID-19 assistance

Cold Case Homicides | Chesapeake Police Department

Watch a video series highlighting unsolved Chesapeake homicides.

BookPage

Browse a magazine featuring highlights from the best new books across all genres.

Choose My Plate

Maintain healthy eating by exploring food and nutrition based activities provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture for all ages, seasons, budgets or preferences.

CookFiction

Try a fictional food or drink thanks to CookFiction and explore recipes from books, TV shows and more!

Nightly Opera Streams | The Metropolitan Opera

View encore performances from The Met: Live in HD.