Coronavirus Resource Guide

Coronavirus Resources

As the Coronavirus continues to surge, Michaels Team Members provide necessary and essential support to our customers and the communities we serve. We have been there from the beginning of this devastating pandemic. The challenges have been significant.

Many of you have dealt with substantial hardship, illness and loss in the months since the pandemic began. Michaels CARES has provided valuable assistance and economic support for covid contact quarantine, life-threatening illnesses and deaths. Grants are available for any team members that meet the requirements. You can reach us at with questions.

To provide Team Members additional resources, we are launching this Coronavirus Resources page that will provide you a wide range information, counseling support and opportunities to apply for federal and state financial assistance.

This page will be updated regularly as more information becomes available. Bookmark this page and check back often. Share the link with co-workers and family members.

General Resources

Covid Symptom Checker – CDC information on what symptoms you should be looking for.

Federal Emergency Food Programs – Get information on food assistance programs for certain individuals and groups. Programs include SNAP, WIC, the National School Lunch Program and more.

Federal Housing Resources – A list of available resources for shelters and housing resources.

Food Bank Locator – The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4.3 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States.

Student Loan Deferral/Forgiveness – U.S. Department of Education web site providing information on student loans.

Michaels CARES – Apply for financial assistance during natural disasters, fires or other personal difficulties (Applications can be found on The MIK or MIK Hub at your work location).

Michaels Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) – Counseling on a variety of personal, financial and family concerns

IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief – Information on Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit for 2021

FEMA Funeral Assistance (Covid death) – Apply for FEMA grant up to $10,000 to cover funeral costs from Covid cause of death

Federal Disaster Assistance – Federal disaster assistance resource

Resources by State

Unemployment Assistance – State by state resource for applying for unemployment benefits

Covid-19 Rental Relief Program – State by state resource for applying for rental/housing benefits

SNAP Covid-19 Waivers by State – State by state extensions of SNAP benefits