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In response to Covid-19, many classes are currently being held remotely.
This LibGuide will provide you with useful resources to help make this transition a success.
Keep up to date with announcements about Covid-19 here
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Share your Coronavirus Story
We are living in a uniquely historical time, and we want to hear how Covid-19 is impacting you. The Hagerstown Community College Archives is collecting stories, diary entries, or first hand experiences of how our community has been affected by this global pandemic. This is an entirely voluntary and self-expressive response, so don't worry about grammar or spelling. We are more interested in hearing your voice and your stories. We are accepting digital as well as print responses, anything you would like to contribute to help document these difficult times.
Succeeding in Online Classes
Online Access from Home
Antietam Broadband Community Hotspots
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Antietam has opened access to its 120 Community WiFi hotspots for everyone to use. Look for Antietam Broadband Wifi on your mobile device, or use the map found here: www.antietambroadband.com/internet/wifi-hotspots-map
Antietam Edu-Net Discounted Home Internet Service for HCC
Antietam Edu-Net Discounted Home Internet Service is now available to qualifying low income HCC students enrolled in full-time classes (12 credits or more). Through this partnership program, qualifying students can have internet service connected for up to 6 months at a rate of $15/month (first two months free during the COVID-19 crisis). Submitted applications will be reviewed by HCC’s Student Financial Aid Office and, if approved, shared with Antietam Broadband for their follow-up with students directly. Click on the link above to learn more about this program and to see if you qualify.
Antietam Edu-Net Program for WCPS
The Antietam Edu Net program is also available to qualifying low income families with a student attending Washington County Public Schools who live in Antietam Broadband's service area. The program's discounted rate is $15 a month, with the first 60 days free for new customers during the COVID-19 crisis.
Charter/Spectrum Broadband and WiFi
Charter is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription and at any service level up to 100 Mbps. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395. Installation fees will be waived for new student households. Charter is also opening its WiFi hotspots for public use. Click the link above to access a map.
Comcast Internet Essentials
In Comcast service areas, new Internet Essentials customers will receive 60 days of free service. Check out the link to see if you qualify.
Comcast Xfinity WiFi Free for Everyone
If you live in an area serviced by Comcast, Xfinity WiFi hotspots are now free for everyone. See the map of available hotspots and select the "xfinitywifi" network to connect.
Use Your Smartphone as a Mobile Hotspot
Some smartphones and service providers offer the option to turn your phone into a mobile hotspot. Find instructions here.
Library/LSC ConexED Chat
Self-Care and Staying Healthy
MD Voter Registration