Resource Guide for COVID-19: Tips, Tricks, & Information

Our goal at Fargo Mom continues to be serving as a hub for connections and resources, even during difficult and uncertain times. Our hope is that this resource guide will help you now and in the coming weeks to feel prepared and connected to what’s happening in our communities. 

To all of our moms, to all of our readers, you are NOT ALONE! We are all feeling many of the same feelings, and have so many questions. Although we cannot provide you with many of the answers we all would like to know, we can do our best to continue providing you with the resources, latest up-to-date information, and activities to keep you and the kiddos busy (and sane!) during this uncertain time.

Now, more than ever, it is so important to support our local businesses, in whatever ways we can given the current climate and restrictions. If you know of a local business providing some kind of service that our readers should know about (whether it’s virtual healthcare, meal deliveries, etc ) please email us at [email protected] If we are missing something, please let us know and we’ll add it in here! Thank you so much to our City Mom Collective sister sites whose valuable articles have also been included in this guide.

*Please note that this will be an ever-changing resource. While we make every effort to cross-check current links and details, we always encourage you to do the same. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. Please check back for the most up-to-date information.

FOR THE KIDS (EDUCATION, ACTIVITIES, & ENTERTAINMENT)

Having the kiddos at home for an unknown period of time can bring some anticipation and worry. How will we keep them entertained for days on end? What can we do to keep learning happening outside of the classroom? We’ve compiled a variety of resources from the Fargo Mom site, as well as various other helpful articles that we’ve found. Click on the images below to head straight to the resource!

*While some information may not be relevant given the current precautions and advisories, we’ve included these articles because there are still good activities you can do while at home!

FOR PARENTS (SELF-CARE, EASY MEALS, & STAYING HEALTHY)

As moms, we’ve got little eyes on us all the time. During this stressful time, it’s important to remember to take care of ourselves too. We’ve included some tips for caring for you, too!

LOCAL & FEDERAL RESOURCES

Staying up-to-date with your trusted local and federal resources is so important with the rapid rate at which things are changing. We encourage you to check these resources regularly and please let us know if you see any information that needs to be added by emailing [email protected]

SCHOOL DISTRICT NEWS & CHANGES:


PRIVATE SCHOOL CHANGES:


CLOSURES, CHANGES & CANCELLATIONS:

Below is a list of Businesses, Events & Activities that have been canceled, postponed, or rescheduled. We’ll continue to update this list as news comes in.

GROCERY STORE CHANGES:

  • Cashwise Foods: Open 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. until further notice. (Seniors 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems are encouraged to shop during the first hour of each day.)
  • Hornbacher’s: Open 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. until further notice. (Seniors 60 and older and those with compromised immune systems are encouraged to shop during the first hour of each day.)
  • Target: Open 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. until further notice. (Every Wednesday the first hour is reserved for those over 65 years old, pregnant women and others identified by health officials as vulnerable to the coronavirus.)
  • Wal-Mart: Open 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. until further notice.
  • Costco: Hours continue as normal. 
  • Sam’s Club: Hours continue as normal. 
  • Family Fare: Open 6:00 a.m. – Midnight until further notice. (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 7:00 – 9:00 a.m. are reserved for older adults, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems.)

TAKE OUT OPTIONS:

OTHER BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION UPDATES:

  • MATBUS fare is currently free. See updates here
  • FMStrong.com links to local businesses and ways to support them. 

EVENT CANCELLATIONS, CHANGES, & POSTPONEMENTS:

  • First Link has compiled a list of cancellations and postponements from around the community here
  • Valley News Live keeps a list of local closings here
  • KFGO list of cancellations here
  • Fargo-Moorhead Visitor’s Bureau has a list of closings and event cancellations/postponements here

WAYS TO HELP

While it is always a good idea to shop local, now is more important than ever. The COVID-19 pandemic will have a huge impact on local businesses, so as part of the Fargo-Moorhead community, we must find ways to show our local businesses that we support them.

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Kathy Schommer is the Owner and Founder of Fargo Mom. She is a (nearly) lifelong North Dakotan, married to her college sweetheart, and has 3 rambunctious girls. Kathy is passionate about connecting moms, advocating for maternal mental health, and giving back to this wonderful community any way she can. She loves all things crafting, attempting to read books not related to parenting, and drinking hot coffee every chance she gets. When Kathy’s not attempting to work with her kids yelling in the background, you might find her at one of the local breweries or coffee bars in the area or attempting to find unique treasures at a local thrift store. To contact Kathy, e-mail her at [email protected]

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