COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Announcement
In order to ensure the health and safety of the communities that Conservation Legacy serves, as well as to meet federal requirements for government contractors, all participants and staff of Conservation Legacy programs must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before beginning their service term. This requirement applies to all staff and participants regardless of location, position, or remote work status.
Prior to their start date all participants will receive emails from Conservation Legacy with instructions for uploading proof of vaccination status, where it will be stored securely and verified by the COVID-19 Incident Management Team and Human Resources. This is a required step.
Those who hope to join the program but are not vaccinated should begin the process as soon as possible in order to meet our requirements. Vaccines are free, and vaccines.gov is a great resource for finding available appointments nation-wide.
COVID-19 Resource List
Please utilize the following resources during these unpredictable times. We hope you can get the assistance you need whether you are a leader or member who has been suspended, postponed, recently exited, or working remotely.
On this page you will find:
- General resources with clickable links for members and individual placements affected by COVID-19 changes
- Local pages for program/state-specific resources
- A list of free or low-cost online courses to further your personal education
Remember, we are still here for you should you have questions! Reach out to your program staff - we are still here for you, just as we are while you're in the field!
This is not an endorsement by Conservation Legacy. This is meant only as a source of further information for members and individual placements affected by COVID-19.
|Need||Resources||Updates | Notes|
|Centers for Disease Control (CDC)||CDC Website||Take these important steps to protect yourself!|
|World Health Organization (WHO)||WHO Website||Questions and Answers about COVID-19|
|211||211 Website||Lots of links and info for assistance - find your local 211 by searching your city and state|
|Stay Home Orders||Search your state||Regularly updated. You will need to register for a free account for New York Times (just enter your email). They've made all COVID-19 information free to all.|
|Income Loss | Unemployment||Career One Stop||Use this tool to see if you qualify for unemployment benefits, programs, etc. by state. States have expanded unemployment benefits for people who have lost their jobs due to COVID-19|
|Food Assistance||USDA Food and Nutrition Service||Click on your state of residence on the website and follow instructions to apply for food stamps (known as SNAP Benefits). Call/search your local 211 for food bank information|
|Rent | Mortgage | Utility Concerns||• Federal Housing Finance Agency|
• Just Shelter
|• FHFA has a specific information about COVID-19 Assistance|
• Just Shelter helps you find tenants rights/homelessness prevention organizations by state
|Student Loan Assistance||US Dept of Education||The office of Federal Student Aid announced on Mar 20, 2020 has declared that all borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. Read more in the article link|
|Childcare Assistance||• Nutrition Assistance|
• Continued Learning at Home
|• US Dept. of Agriculture's Food and Nutrition Service provides information about child nutrition programs by state|
• CDC guidance on keeping children safe and healthy, tips with continued learning from home and finding meal services.
Check your school's website for regular updates!
|Mutual Aid||Search for aid groups in your state||Mutual aid is the practice of making sure each other’s basic needs are met without the exchange of money or other forms of value. It is the voluntary provision of goods and services to one another, and it is undertaken as an act of love for each other and for our communities|
|Home Internet Access||• Comcast Essentials|
• AT&T Access
|Need internet access for school or work?|
Low-cost packages for qualifying individuals and households (Comcast now available for free the first two months)
|Income Tax Filing||IRS.gov||Income tax filing deadline has moved from April 15 to July 15, 2020|
|Health Insurance||• Heathcare Website|
• Insure Kids Now
|Find out if you are eligible for your state sponsored healthcare plan|
|Public Health Concerns||CDC, WHO, Individual state health departments||Up to date information on the Coronavirus pandemic|
|Mental Health Resource||Unum||The Employee Assistance Program is confidential and free access to a professional counselor for Conservation Legacy members and seasonal staff while employed or on suspension. Reach out to your program staff for information on how to access this resource!|
|Mental Health & Crisis Hotlines||Hotlines available 24/7||• Call 1-800-273-8255 for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline|
• Text HOME to 741-741 for Crisis Text Line
• Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66-746 for the Disaster Distress Hotline
• Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678 or chat here with The Trevor Project (for LGBTQ youth)
• Call 1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22-522 to connect with The National Domestic Violence Hotline
• Call 1-855-838-8255 or Text 741741 for Vets 4 Warriors
The links below will lead you to program-specific resources and benefits. If you have any more resources that can benefit our members and interns, please email Amber and Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Ancestral Lands | Appalachian Conservation Corps | Arizona Conservation Corps | Conservation Corps New Mexico | Conservation Corps North Carolina | Southeast Conservation Corps | Southwest Conservation Corps
Since individual placements are often not localized to one specific state or office location, please utilize the table above to search for resources in your specific state. View this document for FAQs regarding COVID19.
Please stay safe everyone - we will get through this together.
Below are free (or low cost) online courses you can utilize during your remote work or time spent at home. Build your leadership abilities, delve into improving your resume and interviewing skills, or learn a trade skills from masons and arborists! Continue your education and build on your experiences.
Looking for something else? There are many free, accessible courses on the internet to keep your brain working - this is not an exhaustive list!
|World Health Organization||Hundreds of free courses on response to outbreaks, disaster operations etc, must make account||Website|
|FIRE S130/S190||Online course for prospective Wildland Fire participants such as vets||Website|
|FEMA||General FEMA Courses (hundreds available)||Website|
|Watershed Academy||Online PDFs (and some interactive web) on Watershed issues and certificats||Website|
|PentonAG Herbicide CEU||Video Trainings that can be used as CEUs for State Applicator License||Website|
|Wilderness Training Online Courses||Online classes (Free if you select "No Credit")||Website|
|Trails Webinars||Monthly Trails Training Webinars (New ones are free, with membership access to older ones||Website|
|Forest Service CEU||Continuing Education Webinars (Free every couple weeks)||Website|
|Coursera||Thousands of free courses covering a variety of fields, also plenty of paid classes as well||Website|
|Khan Academy||Thousands of free courses covering a variety of fields, also plenty of paid classes as well||Website|
|NPS Common Learning Portal||Needs NPS Sponsor, potentially great for Interns, once in, there's lots of online courses||Website|
|Writing Your Federal Resume||Free training April 29th||Website|
|Masonry Course||Free online course||Website|
|Arborist Trainings||Include rigging, felling, and more, most cost $25||Website|
|Women in Leadership: Inspring Positive Change||Free Coursera course||Website|
|Mindfulness for Wellbeing and Peak Performance||Free Future Learn course||Website|
|Foundations of Everyday Leadership||Free Coursera course||Website|
|How to write a resume||Free Coursera course||Website|
|How to succeed at Interviews||Free Future Learn course||Website|