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COVID-19 Resident Resources Online Database

COVID-19 Resident Resources Online Database

City of Cedar Rapids and The Gazette Launch Online Database of Resident Resources

The City of Cedar Rapids, along with The Gazette and area service providers, have launched a new online database of resident resources to help citizens navigate support resources available during the COVID-19 health crisis.

The Resident Resources page (www.thegazette.com/coronavirus-resident-resource) includes a searchable, table-style directory of state and local resources for area residents. Citizens will be able to search and review the latest programs and assistance available, including employment, mental health, legal support, and more. Each listing includes the resource, host organization, brief description and contact information for full details. 

The directory is featured on the recently launched page, www.thegazettecom/coronavirus, The Gazette’s dedicated page for all ongoing and breaking news related to COVID-19. This page, along with any other COVID-19 content, remains accessible to all, free from subscription paywall.

“With so much information out there and things changing quickly, it can be confusing to know where to go to find the support our citizens need during this crisis,” said Cedar Rapids Mayor Brad Hart. “I’m proud the City and The Gazette were able to work together with so many others in the community to create these Resident and Business Resources pages that put all the information in one place to help citizens easily find available resources.”

A similar page of business resources launched on the website last week, providing business owners and administrative staff the ability to search and review the latest programs and assistance available for businesses, including grant and financial assistance, case management options, virtual workshops and more. 

"The pandemic is affecting all of us in different ways. The needs are many, and we want to connect people to resources as quickly and conveniently as we can," Gazette Executive Editor Zack Kucharski said. "While we've been covering some of these programs as announced, partnering with the City of Cedar Rapids and other agencies to provide information seamlessly as possible will hopefully help us recover from this crisis quicker -- and that helps all of us."

Both the Business and Resident Resources web pages are collaborative resources that will be updated in real time as new information becomes available. Organizations that wish to submit information for businesses or residents may contact Quinn Pettifer (Quinn.pettifer@thegazette.com or 319-981-0307).

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