COVID-19 Resources for Students

Compiled by the East Coast Asian American Student Union

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Last updated: May 7, 2020

With recent announcements of school closings and other drastic responses to COVID-19 from schools across the US, we know this can be a frightening, frustrating, and confusing time for students and their families. We have begun to gather resources in regards to COVID-19 in general, but more specifically resources we hope will be useful to you as students. This is by no means a comprehensive or complete document, and we invite you to join us in adding links to other resources that you have found or have yourself created. If you would like to add any resources, please email them to or add them directly as a comment/suggestion below.

If you would like further support, please join the Student Mutual Aid Network on Facebook or join the Mutual Aid Coordination or the National Campus Organizers Slack channels. If you’d like further tools to organize, check out the Intercollegiate Mutual Aid Google Drive or read this COVID-19 Student Organizing Toolkit.

Table of Contents (clickable via outline, View > Show Document Outline)

  1. Informational Resources
  1. General Information about COVID-19
  2. Combatting Racism and Xenophobia
  3. Disability Justice
  1. Actionable Resources
  1. Thing You Can Do
  2. Response Toolkits
  3. General Housing, Storage, Travel, Internet, and Other Resources
  4. Food Coverage
  5. Health and Healthcare
  6. Resources for Undocumented Students
  7. Resources to Support Workers
  8. Other Community Care Projects
  1. Resources for Those Supporting Students
  1. Resources for Parents with Children
  2. Resources For Instructors
  1. Institutional and Regional Resources
  1. University Responses and Community Organizing in Response to COVID-19
  2. Institution-Specific Resources and Information
  3. Institution-Specific Mutual Aid Documents
  4. Regional-Specific Resources
  1. Other Resources
  1. Miscellaneous
  2. Self Isolation/Quarantine - Free things to do
  3. Accounts/People to Follow
  4. Contribute to solutions worldwide

  1. Informational Resources

General Information about COVID-19

Combatting Racism and Xenophobia

Content warning: racism, xenophobia, violence against AAPIs

Disability Justice

  1. Actionable Resources

Things You Can Do

Donate money to your local food bank! If public schools close, many students who rely on meals provided at school will turn to these food banks.

Deliver disinfectants, masks, and other supplies to immunosuppressed and immunocompromised folx who may not have access! Sign up on this Google doc (made by @itswalela) and remove your name when you can no longer aid. If you have needs, you can add yourself to this Google doc.

Take care of your networks/friends/family/self! “Pod Mapping for Mutual Aid” by Rebel Sidney Black is a useful tool to help you articulate who these people are!

Response Toolkits

General Housing, Storage, Travel, Internet Resources

Food Coverage

Food Coverage for K-12 Students (during COVID-19 school closures)


Health and Healthcare

We want to be able to provide resources to students regarding health and healthcare. Please contribute if you are aware of any resources. Thank you!

Resources for Undocumented Students

Resources to Support Workers

Other Community Care Projects

  1. Resources for Those Supporting Students

Resources for Parents with Children

Resources For Instructors

  1. Institutional and Geographic Resources

University Responses and Community Organizing in Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 Work/School Policies

Live Mapping of Community and Student Mutual Aid Initiatives

How is your university/college responding? Contribute to Uprooted and Rising’s report through this survey!

Institution-Specific Resources and Information

Institution-Specific Mutual Aid Documents

Regional-Specific Resources

  • Cal COLA Mutual Aid (UC Berkeley/East Bay)
  • Los Angeles
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Boston
  • Ohio
  • DC/DMV

  1. Other Resources


Self Isolation/Quarantine - Free things to do (taken from Bay Area COVID-19 Resource List)

  • Yoga:
  • More (HIIT, dance, barre, circuits, more):
  • Meditation:
  • Online Classes:
  • Online games
  • Books / Reading

Accounts/People to Follow

@covid19mutualaid on Twitter

@AltGovCOVID19 on Twitter

@frontline.covid19 on Instagram (stories from health care workers on the front line)