Your list of resources to get through COVID-19

Oportun customer and his family hang out in the kitchen together while in quarantine.

When things get tough, many people, organizations, and government services step up to help the people hardest hit. These unprecedented times are no different.

We’re keeping an eye out for resources that could help you get through this difficult time and listing them here. If you’ve got any tips for us to add, please share them on our Facebook page or email us at hola@oportun.com.

We’re in this together.


Who’s hiring

Looking for work during the coronavirus pandemic?

LinkedIn launched a page for #CoronaVirusHiring with awesome insight into where to find your next temporary or permanent job at places like 7-Eleven, Pizza Hut, Dominos, grocery chains, and others.

Also, these national companies are looking for workers: Papa John’s, CVS Health, Dollar General, Amazon, Walmart, and Trader Joe’s, according to the Skimm.

And you can find a constant stream of gig opportunities through this app called Steady, plus they’re partnering with Amazon to help fill 100,000 new positions.

Finally, LiveOps is hiring about 1,000 new agents who can work flexible hours from home for call center services—answering calls, chats, emails, and more.


Health & wellness

Are you experiencing coronavirus symptoms? Use Apple’s COVID-19 screening tool to understand what to do next.

So far, it seems your pets are safe from coronavirus and they can’t spread the virus, according to the CDC.

Know someone with stress or anxiety about coronavirus? The CDC offers tips on how to help them cope.

Excessive alcohol consumption can increase your risk of health problems, and it doesn’t help protect you against COVID-19, from the World Health Organization. See the CDC tips on healthy ways to cope, above.

The #PublicChargeRule will not affect families seeking medical care for #COVID19. If you are feeling sick, you should seek help. Read more.

Take care of yourself if you’re in quarantine by following advice from the World Health Organization.

Be prepared if you care for others who are at risk: Know what to do in case of a COVID-19 outbreak in your community, from the CDC.

Learn how you can help stop the spread of COVID-19, from the CDC.


Personal finances & taxes

$1,200 could be coming to you directly from the government as part of a coronavirus relief package. Find out what you need to know.

Some immigrants without a Social Security number may not get the coronavirus stimulus payments. Learn more.

Need assistance finding food, paying household bills, or other essential services? Use United Way’s local 211 search or just dial 211 to speak to someone.

Protect your credit during the coronavirus pandemic by taking these actions, provided by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

You are now allowed to delay most tax filing and payments until July 15, 2020.

If you are owed a tax refund, the IRS urges you to file as quickly as possible. File electronically for free and learn more at IRS.gov/coronavirus.

While a number of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) offices are closed, some remain open to help people who need assistance filing their taxes. Call 800-906-9887 or visit the VITA website to learn more.