Resources in Response to COVID-19

Resources in Response to the Coronavirus

As historic preservation and historic site professionals, saving places is what we do. However, the realities of the coronavirus will impact not only our personal lives, but also our professional ones. While our number one goal is to make sure everyone stays safe and healthy, we know you'll need resources to keep your staff and audiences engaged and involved. Here is a range of resources for preservationists, museums, and historic sites. Over the next few weeks this page will include new content while it also connects you to the great work of others across the field. 

The National Trust's Response to the Coronavirus

Learn more about closures, cancellations, and other updates and offices at our historic sites.


Summary of the CARES Act and Upcoming Webinar 

On Friday March 27 the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act by voice vote (it passed the Senate on March 25). The National Trust Government Relations team and others have pulled together a summary of the act and its implications for historic preservation. Read the story and then register for the Preservation Leadership Forum webinar on this legislation and future advocacy on April 2, 2020 at 3pm EDT. 

Main Street America

As COVID-19 has an increasingly significant impact on communities across the country,  Main Street America (a subsidiary of the National Trust) is compiling existing resources, opportunities, and community response examples to help Main Street districts during this crisis. 

Center for Disease Control

The Center for Disease Control has provided guidance for workplaces and community locations. See the full breath of material on their website. 

Forum Connect: Resources and Responses to the Coronavirus

We've started a thread where you can put in any additional resources or information about how your organization and site is responding through the Coronavirus. Feel free to use the existing thread below, or to start your own!