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Report 7: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

May 8, 2020 Stress Reduction: 7 Steps: How to get a good night’s sleep during Covid-19: https://thesleepdoctor.com/sleep-pandemic-tr/ Stimulus Payments for Individuals and Couples: The IRS seems to have made progress in getting stimulus payments to individuals and married couples by direct deposit in accounts or by check. There is a technological inequality gap that will have to be examined. If you are still waiting

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Report 6: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

April 23, 2020 UPDATE ON UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS Unemployment assistance opened up to include nearly every person who’s lost work, through no fault of their own, due to the coronavirus. 26 million people have applied as of April 23, 2020. Systems are not totally running efficiently. If you are denied benefits, find out how the appeal process works. Remember: you are eligible in most cases

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#ThisIsAppalachia: Small Town Pride

Walter Davis|May 26, 2020 US 23 runs through the heart of Appalachia. Known as the Country Music Highway. Communities along the road gave us many legends like Loretta Lynn and Ricky Skaggs. Along US 23 and other Appalachian highways in recent years, LGBTQ Pride events appeared. LGBTQ folks have always been here but Pride allows visibility. Today, Pride events are celebrated in almost every

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#ThisIsAppalachia: Coal Ash Workers

Adam Hughes, Statewide Organizing for Community eMpowerment| March 23, 2020 It’s been over 11 years since a dike ruptured at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) Kingston Fossil Plant, sending over 7.3 million tons of coal ash slurry to cover houses in Roane County, Tennessee.  This tragedy, the largest coal ash disaster in United States history, required TVA to purchase 180 contaminated properties and necessitated

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Report 4: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

April 9, 2020 About this information: This coronavirus COVID-19 information comes from many sources. We are trying to collect the most relevant information for Central Appalachia. If you find an item that needs updating or correction, please send it to us. If you missed the earlier reports, we can send them by email. Feel free to share.  Bartender Emergency Assistance Program: https://www.usbgfoundation.org/ beap

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Report 5: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

April 17, 2020 INFORMATION THAT JUST DOESN’T SOUND TRUE: The Snopes online service can help you check a story or rumor. SNOPES’s special Covid-19 Folder: https://www.snopes.com/collections/new-coronavirus-collection/ Note on Listings: You will note that these listings will tend to primarily have web-based contact information. We realize that the digital divide means not everyone has easy access to Internet resources and will try to provide phone

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Report 2: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

3/30/2020 SHARING INFORMATION FOR CENTRAL APPALACHIA AND THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS:   State and Federal Government Agencies Information may be subject to change due to Federal legislation. ACF will be updating as we receive details. Please send information from your area as well as any corrections. Before going to any facility providing testing or care, phone ahead if at all possible. If you have a primary care physician,

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Report 3: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

April 3, 2020 About this information: This coronavirus COVID-19 information comes from many sources. We are trying to collect the most relevant information for Central Appalachia. If you find an item that needs updating or correction, please send it to us. If you missed the earlier reports, we can send them by email. Due to the    volume of information, we will prepare more than

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Report 1: Together Apart, Coronavirus & Appalachia

3/30/2020  SHARING INFORMATION FOR CENTRAL APPALACHIA AND THE CORONAVIRUS CRISIS: Support for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus Covide-19 Crisis, Public Health/Healthcare/Insurance, Testing for Coronavirus. Please send any corrections or updates to walter@appalachiancommunityfund.org   Support for Workers Impacted by Coronavirus We do not know the final details of the bills currently before Congress dealing with the coronavirus crisis. We share here what we do know about financial and

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