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March 20, 2020 | The Friday Five

March 20, 2020



The Friday Five for March 20, 2020:

  • Federal COVID-19 Response Plan
  • Medicare telehealth expansion
  • Coronavirus and retail stores
  • Kids and COVID-19
  • What to do while quarantined


Ritter and Carrier Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Mentioned in this episode:

23 fun activities to do with kids using stuff you already have at home, as you wait out coronavirus closures

A federal plan to tackle the coronavirus pandemic warns it ‘will last 18 months or longer’ and could include ‘multiple waves’

A list of stores that temporarily have closed or cut hours because of coronavirus

Children and Coronavirus: Research Finds Some Become Seriously Ill

Coronavirus looks different in kids than in adults

Coronavirus store closures, changes: See which retailers are closed or changing hours

Giant list of things to do, watch with your kids during the coronavirus pandemic

Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet

President Trump Expands Telehealth Benefits for Medicare Beneficiaries During COVID-19 Outbreak

Stores designate shopping time for seniors vulnerable amid coronavirus: Safeway, Whole Foods, Target and more

To keep seniors safe at home, Medicare expands telemedicine

Tracking retail’s response to the coronavirus

U.S. Government COVID-19 Response Plan

U.S. Viral Plan Anticipates 18-Month Pandemic and Widespread Shortages

What Parents Need to Know About Coronavirus

What To Do With Kids At Home On Coronavirus Break For Who Knows How Long (Without Losing It)

What to Watch, Listen to and Cook During Your Coronavirus Self-Quarantine

What to Watch While Stuck at Home—and How to Stream It

While your kids are out of school, here are 50 things to keep them busy and socially distant

Whole Foods, Fresh Market, Redner’s join list of stores open early for seniors vulnerable amid coronavirus outbreak

Working at home during the coronavirus crisis with kids underfoot? Here are 9 ways to cope


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