Coping with COVID-19

Stay Safe with help from these resources! 

The following resources were compiled by CADL librarians. Hopefully, this information will assist you and your family to be safe and comfortable during this difficult time. 

To use resources marked with an asterisk*, you need an active Capital Area District Libraries card. If you do not have a card, you can sign up online.

Information Regarding COVID-19

Ingham County Health Department COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Registration

COVID-19 Vaccination Information - Sparrow 

COVID-19 Vaccination Information - Meijer Clinic

Michigan COVID-19 Vaccination Interim Prioritization Guidance

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease FAQs – COVID-19 Information - English - COVID-19 Information – Spanish, Arabic, Traditional and Simplified Chinese, Korean, Burmese, French, Swahili 

Ingham County  - Information and surveillance 

Snopes Coronavirus Fact-Checking 

Let's Flatten the Infodemic Curve - Tips for telling the difference and stopping the spread of misinformation from the World Health Organization

Talking to Your Kids about Coronavirus 

United State Census 2020 - COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Language Courses* - Pronunciator has published a new course that teaches vocabulary (e.g. "quarantine," "fever", etc.) and phrases (e.g. "I'm having difficulty breathing") relevant to the coronavirus crisis for 101 languages. It is intended for the general public, library staff, and healthcare workers.

Social Services Assistance

Michigan 211

Michigan Unemployment Agency

Bridge has information about how Michigan families can get food, cash, and internet during the coronavirus crisis allows you to search for low-cost internet options being offered in response to COVID-19. 

Food Pantry Locator - Created by the Greater Lansing Food Bank, use this site to search within their network of over 140 food pantries. 

YMCA Healthy Living Mobile Kitchen Bus - Visiting 7 locations Monday – Friday during the time off of school due to the Coronavirus. See the site for the schedule. 

Small Businesses

COVID-19 Resources from Lansing Chamber of Commerce

Supporting Your Small Business During COVID-19 from SBDC Michigan

Small Business Loan Guidance on

Mental Health

Pandemic Parenting - A platform created by two "psychologists, scholars, and moms" in order to share science-based knowledge, experience, and resources for those who care for or work with children, with an emphasis on coping with pandemic-related stress. 

National Alliance on Mental Health 

NAMI Blog – Coronavirus Coping Strategies 

COVID-19 pandemic: Tips to remain ‘sane and safe’ during social distancing 

CDC - Taking Care of Your Emotional Well-being

Humor - Keep Laughing!

Comedy offerings available through hoopla*:

Meditation & Mindfulness




These apps are a mix of free and paid apps.  Almost all the paid apps have some free features. 

Staying Healthy & Fit 

Today Show - A routine to help you stay healthy (and sane) while you're stuck at home

Good Food For Hard Times: Make Meals From What's Already In Your Pantry - NPR / Here & Now Show

Serious Eats also has a guide for expanding your skills and utilizing your pantry

Consumer Reports guide to protecting yourself from COVID-19 while grocery shopping

hoopla Exercise Videos*: hoopla offers an abundance of exercise videos

eCookbooks*: Is your favorite restaurant is closed and you need to brush-up on your cooking skills?  hoopla has you covered!

Working at Home 

Tips for working from home during the coronavirus pandemic 

COVID-19: Learning to Love Telecommuting 


Learning from Home

Scholastic Learn At Home - Daily learning projects and resources for students K-9

Storytime From Space - Practical worksheets, games, interactive stories and more, must sign up for a free membership, access to premium resources during school closures

Michigan Virtual - Free courses during school closures (Grades 6-12)

Ingham Intermediate School District - Use the left side menu to access Educator Resources, Family Learning Resources, their Continuity of Learning Plan, and more. 

CADL Learn a New Skill - View our resources for expanding your skill set

Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips

Ivy League MOOCs - Class Central has compiled a list of free classes developed by Ivy League universities 

Coursera - Coursera offers online classes, many for free, by collaborating with over 190 universities and companies. The link goes to more informaiton about how to sign up for Coursera classes for free. 

Other Things to Do from Home


100 things to do while stuck inside due to a pandemic from USA Today

Avoid Cabin Fever With These 125 Ideas to Keep Kids Entertained During the Coronavirus Crisis  from Parade

8 Things to Do While Under Quarantine from Psychology Today

Arts & Crafts

Virtual Tours

Aquariums/Zoos - Live on Social Media