Resources for Those Affected by COVID-19

March 23, 2020

We are actively compiling resources that may be useful to those affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Connect with the greater Open Signal community on our Switchboard forum; it's the perfect platform for engaging with staff and producers.

Phone and Internet Access:

  • EveryoneOn.OrgFind low-cost internet and affordable computers in your area. Anyone can visit EveryoneOn.org and click on the red banner at the top to search for offers exclusive to their area.
  • Comcast Internet EssentialsAny new Internet Essentials customers will receive the first two (2) months service free of charge and Comcast will assist them with the acquisition of a note book computer.
  • AT&TAT&T is offering Cisco Webex Meetings for 90 days to businesses, universities and schools. They are also joining the Open COVID Pledge by making their patents available free of charge during the pandemic.
  • T-MobileT-Mobile is working with its partners to provide its Lifeline customers with extra free data up to 5GB per month over the next two months. Additionally, T-Mo is increasing the free data allowance for students and schools in the EmpowerED digital learning programs, ensuring that they’ve got at least 20GB of data per month for the next 60 days.
  • LifelineOregon Lifeline is a federal and state government program that reduces the monthly cost of phone or broadband service for qualifying low-income Oregon households. 

Remote Learning:

  • Create with Code LiveUnity offers Create with Code Live, free, interactive virtual classes open to students, teachers, and anyone else interested in learning to code.
  • Free Family Art Activities from BRICBrooklyn's community media and art center, BRIC, provides free family art lessons on YouTube every Saturday.
  • Scholastic Learn at HomeScholastic offers 20 days free access to Scholastic Learn at Home, for up to 3 hours per day.
  • Mystery ScienceMystery Science offers free science lessons for K-5 students.

Emergency Funds:

  • Since Time Immemorial FundThe MRG Foundation will provide flexible resources to groups in our region led by and working with the communities disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and the social and economic consequences of this outbreak.
  • Arts Leaders of Color Emergency FundArts Administrators of Color Network has set up a national fund for BIPOC artists and administrators who have been financially impacted due to COVID-19. Donations to the fund are accepted.
  • She Shreds MagazineShe Shreds has compiled a list of of resources for musicians and live music professionals affected by COVID-19, as well as ways fans can support artists right now.
  • The COVID-19 Freelance Artist ResourcesAn aggregated list of FREE resources, opportunities, and financial relief options available to artists of all disciplines.

For verified, up-to-date information on the coronavirus outbreak, please visit:


Yousef Hatlani Marketing Manager yousef [at] opensignalpdx.org (503) 536-7622

Pronouns: he/him/his

I manage Open Signal's marketing department, directing our communications and helping shape our brand. I come from a for-profit background, having worked with various marketing firms since graduating from Portland State University.

I have also been involved in Portland's music scene since 2008, working as a sound tech for KPSU and a promotions assistant for the dearly departed Backspace. I have served as the photo editor & co-founder of Faces on the Radio since 2012 and am a musician and DJ.

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