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This is the official SciTech 2020 Quarantine Resource Page.

The purpose of this page is to bring you the most useful resources to stay informed and stay on track, whether it’s:

  • Helping to keep your kids engaged, happy and learning while schools and daycare are closed,
  • Or how to advance your STEM career while everyone is working and taking university classes from home,
  • Or how to stay involved with our STEM community, as we work together to get through this challenging time.

Resources for Parents

Resources for Students and Professionals

Resources for Coronavirus / COVID-19 News


U.S. Senator McSally’s office:

  • The Senator’s most recent PSA video message to Americans (here)
  • To sign up for the newsletter to stay up to date on this and all things our office is doing (here)
  • For all the up to date Coronavirus into in one spot (here)
  • To contact our office directly for help with casework or other issues:


Federal Resources:

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (here)
  • National Institutes of Health (here)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (here)
  • Johns Hopkins University & Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center (here)
  • Quick 3 page summary of the Coronavirus Policy Response thus far (here)


State Resources:

  • AZ Department of Health Services (here)
  • Office of Gov. Ducey FAQ (here)
  • AZ Department of Education K-12 School Updates/ Resources (here)
  • First Things First, Tips for talking to kids about Coronavirus (here)


County Resources:





  • Arizona State University (here)
  • University of Arizona (here)
  • Northern Arizona University (here)
  • Maricopa Community Colleges (here)



  • All Chamber Business News (here)
  • Employer checklist for COVID-19 (here)


At Home Learning Resources for kids/ Fun Things to Pass the Time (for free):


At Home Virtual Field Trips and Other Fun Resources:

  • FUTURE U, from Boeing and Discovery Education (here)
  • ASU World Exploration (here)
  • AZ Game and Fish Dept (here)
  • Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari (here)
  • San Diego Zoo Live Cam (here)
  • A wide variety of topics, CrashCourse (here)




Social Studies:

  • History (here)
  • iCivics (here) –my personal favorite J







  • Engineering (here)
  • Science Learning Videos (here)
  • National Geographic for Kids (here)


Most Recent update from the federal level/ resources as of 3/19/20:



President’s Guidelines on 15 Days to Slow the Spread here.




The most up-to-date information and guidance can be found via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent national briefings which can be viewed live: HERE. You are also encouraged to follow HHS, CDC, and other agency social media channels for up-to-date information.  




Up-To-Date Information:

  • What You Should Know (here)
  • Travel Information (here)
  • Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities (here)
  • Higher Risk & Special Populations (here)
  • Healthcare Professionals (here)
  • Resources for Healthcare Facilities (here)
  • Resources for Health Departments (here)
  • Laboratories (here)
  • Communication Resources (here)


Agency Resources and Hotline Contact Information: Below, please find agency-by-agency information, guidance, and contact information.


Resources – Below, please find agency-by-agency resources and guidance.


  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (here)
  • U.S. Department of Education (here)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (here)
  • U.S. Department of Labor (here)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security (here)
  • U.S. Department of State (here)
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (here)
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (here)
  • U.S. Small Business Administration (here)
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (here)


Hotlines – Below, please find contact information for agencies that offer COVID-19 hotlines.


FDA’s hotline (1-888-INFO-FDA) is available 24 hours a day for labs to call regarding difficulties obtaining supplies for collecting patient samples for COVID-19 testing, including swabs, media needed for transport, and conservation of the samples. We also encourage labs to reach out at with any questions related to diagnostic development. You may also be interested in our COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions page, which contains information on vaccines, diagnostic tests, drugs, medical devices, food and other products FDA regulates.


The Department of State’s phone (1-888-407-4747) is available from 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern Standard and is toll-free in the United States and Canada.  From other countries, citizens may call 1-202-501-4444.  Citizens may also reach out directly to U.S. Embassies and consulates overseas.  Links to Embassy links with country specific COVID-19 information is available here and health alerts can be found by searching specific countries here. Travelers who register through the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program at will receive urgent country-specific updates via e-mail.


The Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid customer care line remains open at 800-4-FED-AID. Additionally, questions on which the Department can be helpful should be directed to


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can be reached at 800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636). This is a hotline for the public with questions about anything related to the CDC, so feel free to share this number with constituents. Information is also available on the CDC INFO website.


The Department of Defense offers resources for constituents to take action and stay informed about COVID-19. You can sign up for email updates and check this page regularly for the latest information.  The COVID-19 pandemic and our national response continues to evolve by the minute. If you have any questions, please visit


The U.S. Army has established a COVID-19 Information Hotline at 1-800-984-8523.


The CBP Info Center offers a general information line at (877)227-5511. Please note that this line is not COVID-19 specific.


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19 here. Contacts for Regional OSHA Offices is available, and OSHA can be reached at 1-800-321-OSHA.