Coronavirus Resources for Quincy MA & South Shore
As the coronavirus crisis continues, small businesses, employees and families are reeling from the short-term effects it's having on our day to day lives. At Red Door Real Estate, we see first hand how this has impacted not only buyers and sellers, but our friends, families and small businesses across Quincy and the South Shore. In an effort to help support each other, we put together an all-inclusive list of resources and quick tips to help each other get through these challenging times.
Whether you’re staying at home with kids and need ideas, trying to homeschool, looking to support a local restaurant or business- we have it all for you below.
If you have something you’d like us to add, please comment below. We’ll use this as a growing list.
Keep calm, and carry out. As Charlie Baker recently mandated a ban announcing on-site consumption at all Massachusetts restaurants effective Tuesday, March 17th- April 7th - restaurants have begun to offer takeout or delivery. This is a great option for you and your family.
Leave cash at home. Paper money is gross in the best of times, so whenever possible right now, consider using an alternative form of payment. Order online and pay with your credit card to minimize handling check presenters and pens. (Hand sanitizer really is helpful, though!) In-person, ask a restaurant or store if you can read your credit card number to them verbally, or even use your phone to pay.
Avoid the supermarket panic and shop local. Empty shelves are the new normal at big-box grocery stores, and who really needs more stress right now? Pay a visit to independently owned shops and markets and your own neighborhood shops for items you need at home. Like chain restaurants, big-box stores are probably going to weather this crisis with help from large-scale investors. The mom-and-pops don’t have such support.
Buy gift cards and swag. Support local restaurants right now, even if you don’t want to leave your house, by purchasing a gift card over the phone or through a restaurant’s website. While buying gift cards doesn’t necessarily put money in the pockets of tipped workers like servers and bartenders, it does help your favorite businesses shore up their reserves now so they can make it through this uncertain time.
Sign up for a subscription. It’s not only traditional restaurants that are seeing a decline in business right now. Local product selling stores are also feeling the effects of a self-isolating public. Consider buying a gift card to support a local store you like or stock up on products you love online.
Tip well. This should go without saying, but especially now. We’re all in this together!
- Parents Guide to Google Classrooms
- KidsActivitiesBlog.com - Mega list of educational resources offering free subscriptions due to school closings as posted.
- HomeSchool Hideout- 150 + educational shows on Netlix
- Scholastic Learn at Home
- Macaroni Kids - 40 FREE educational resources kids can use at home.
- Science Mom and Math Dad – online school M-F 8-10am EST – Engineeering challenges, Crafts, Games, Love streamed to Youtube and Facebook. Each show will feature a science lesson, math activities, interactive games, and stories. Forkids age 7-12
- Free Code Camp- Ivy League course thats available for free right now on coding for kids.
Museums, Entertainment, Etc
- Met Opera - The Met will stream a title from its award-winning “Live in HD” series each night through the duration of its scheduled closure — currently through March 31 at 7:30pm. The featured performances, along with others, were already available via the Met Opera on Demand subscription service.
- 33 National Park Tours you can take virtually from your home
- 30 Virtual Field Trips
Local Retail and Food Providers
- Shindigz Parties in Pembroke.
- Emerald Yoga Studio offering FREE online yoga classes March 14-21.
- Bella Aesthetics will be offering virtual facials via Facetime and selling gift certificates.
- New World Doula Services is open and offering interviews/consults/meeting virtually. Instinctive Parent, LLC is also online and offering free shipping.
- Buttonwood Books and Toys is offering sidewalk pick up and home deliveries.
- Jaju Pierogi will be dropping off pierogi orders in the South Shore on Saturday, March 21st. Go here to place an order: https://forms.gle/HywEcyJsUVdPZD2y6.
- Macaroni Kid South Shore Boston has local business updates and MANY activities for kids and families to enjoy during these upcoming weeks.
- Be Well Studios will be offering online classes beginning March 17th. Drop-in rates are $5 a class, $20 per week.
- Seaside Chiropractic is open but are removing toys, spacing out appointments, etc. Chiropractic adjustments strengthen the immune system and calm the nerve system.
- Lactation Consultant Chrissy will be providing home consultations. Laurie Withrow with Scout and Cellar will be shipping wine to your door! Go here to order from Laurie.
- South Shore Home Birth Midwifery owner, Nicole Cisneros Pegher is happy to speak to anyone considering a home birth during these challenging and nerve wracking times. PS. I've worked with Nicole during all my pregnancies and she's a.m.a.z.i.n.g. From someone who's worked with both OB's and Midwives, there's nothing like working with a midwife ✨
- Courtney can help anyone looking for help/support with their baby or child's sleep and can do it virtually. Schedules and routines are bound to change now, so let Courtney help.
- Caroline Moody will be open and also offering virtual Chinese herbal medicine consults. Caroline is now also offering 10% off gift cards here.
- Staci's Stitches will be closed but online ordering and pickup is encouraged!
- Pretty Little Things - Cohasset is closed but are offering 20% off entire online sales, with free shipping and door to door delivery. Use code March20 for discount.
- Open Wings Healing will be offering remote reiki/energy healing sessions, and in person.