Practice Solidarity and Spread Awareness of COVID-19

 

Ensuring the health and safety of our volunteers and members is our highest priority. Acting swiftly to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), such as washing your hands for 20 seconds, will not only reduce your risk of the coronavirus infection, but is an act of solidarity. Protecting yourself decreases the risk that you will infect people in your community and around the world. Help us to not only connect, serve, and change lives, but save them. Spread awareness about the virus by sharing the below facts sheets, sample social media posts, and graphics available in English, Spanish, and Portuguese. 

 

English Fact Sheet               Tabla de Datos             Folheto Informativo

Social Media Posts               Social Media Graphics

Chapters' Responses to COVID-19      Programs' Responses to COVID-19

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August

  • Considerations for Using Masks (August 7, 2020) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides guidelines in Spanish for how to wear a mask and who should use a mask to slow the spread of COVID-19. 
  • 101 Free Resources for Home-Schooling During COVID Crisis (July 28, 2020) — With more schools becoming remote or part-time this fall, many parents now have to home-school their children. This article lists 101 free resources to support parents during this challenging time. 
  • Machu Picchu Virtual Tour — This site lets you explore the amazing sites of Peru’s Machu Picchu from your own home. Explore the Inca citadel, with descriptions and guides in English. 
  • Advice from UC Davis Experts to Calm the Anxieties of Back-to-School During COVID-19 (July 31, 2020) — Experts from the University of California, Davis explain how to look for physical anxiety symptoms, how to cope with anxiety, and techniques to relieve anxiety about taking classes online in the fall. 
  • 20 Creative Activities For Kids To Do At Home During COVID-19 (July 21, 2020) — This article lists 20 creative activities for children to do at home that encourage them to use their imaginations, burn off some energy, and work through different emotions during this hectic time. 
  • How Do You Tell a Child Bad News? (July 8, 2020) — UNICEF provides tips in Spanish to support parents, caregivers, health professionals, and social workers in the difficult task of talking to children about the death or illness of a loved one. 
  • Stronger Together 2020 — The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) launched a Caribbean communication campaign to promote mental wellbeing and positive coping strategies during the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 hurricane season. Access an illustrated booklet, social media cards and messages, and listen to jingles for mental health and psychosocial support. 
  • How to Take Care of Yourself During Stressful Times — Voices of Youth provides tips to take care of yourself and your relationships and tackle your problems during stressful times.  
  • Helping Kids Deal with Back-to-School Anxiety (August 13, 2020) — This article presents strategies for parents and teachers to reduce back-to-school anxiety and transition their children and students from being at home to having more structured schooling.

July

  • COVID-19 Resources (July 16, 2020) – The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University provides a list of international and national helpful resources and links relating to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. These include health care information, food insecurity resources, domestic violence, and a number of other topics.  
  • At-Home Learning Resources for the COVID-19 Outbreak (July 16, 2020) – This article outlines a daily routine plan to keep your children focused, productive, and positive during this COVID-19 pandemic.  
  • Mood-Boosting Tips for Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic (June 24, 2020) – Social distancing for an extended amount of time can take a toll on your emotional health. This article supplies ways to boost the entire family’s mood during this challenging period. (Read in Spanish)   
  • Hand Sanitizers: Keep Children Safe from Poisoning Risk (July 23, 2020) – Hand sanitizer is the best alternative when soap and water are not available for keeping your hands clean. Learn more about the chemicals used to make sanitizer and how to keep your children safe when using it. (Read in Spanish).
  • If You Can’t Get to a National Park, Appreciate Their Beauty with These 11 Photos (July 4, 2020) – The pandemic has put traveling at a halt, but you can still appreciate the beauty of America’s national treasures through these breathtaking images.  
  • Window Swap – This website lets you escape your quarantine by gazing out strangers' windows from across the globe. Take a peek into Italy, Japan, Brazil, and more places from the safety of your home!  
  • App Lets You Destress By Screaming Into Icelandic Wilderness (July 17, 2020) – 2020 has been a challenging and stressful year for everyone. Now you can release some frustrations by letting out your screams into the Icelandic wilderness. Through this web app, record your scream and through the use of speakers, it will be released into Iceland's beautiful, wide-open spaces.   
  • How to Vacation Safely During Coronavirus This Summer (July 18, 2020) – This article provides you with locations and activities ranging from least risk to high risk in maintaining safety measures to keep in mind if you are planning a getaway.   
  • COVID-19 Activity Book – An activity book for children created by Child Life specialists at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center (Available in Spanish)    
  • Track COVID-19 Risk in Your U.S. County with Harvard's Assessment Map (July 1, 2020) – This map lets you track the three levels of COVID-19 risk in your country (U.S only).  
  • Enduring Stress (July 18, 2020) – This article written in Spanish by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) gives you advice and provides resources about how to manage fear, stress, and anxiety in a healthy manner during this global pandemic.  
  • Mayo Clinic Consumer Health Tips: Debunking COVID-19 Myths (July 15, 2020) – There is misleading information about possible cures and treatments for preventing and treating COVID-19. This article written in Spanish by the Mayo Clinic provides you with recently updated and scientifically fact-checked COVID-19 information and debunks a list of common myths claiming to effectively fight off the virus.   
  • School Decision-Making Tool for Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians (July 23, 2020) – This article written in Spanish by the CDC provides parents, tutors, and guardians with important information to take into consideration, including the risks and benefits of having in-person or virtual learning for their children when the new school year begins.  
  • COVID-19: How Much Protection do Face Masks Offer? (July 17, 2020) – This article answers questions you may have about how crucial the role of face masks is in helping to slow down the spread of COVID-19. 

June

  • Your Child's Mental Health During COVID-19 School Returns (June 16, 2020) – Schools are already beginning to plan the potential return of in-person learning. UNICEF provides tips about how to help your children navigate some of the complicated emotions they may be facing with going back to school. 
  • Find Free Meals For Kids – Kids too young for school can still receive meals from schools delivering food during the pandemic. Find a free meals location in your community today using the Free Meals Finder online map (For U.S. only).  
  • Updated: Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak (June 11, 2020) – A list of free or discounted educational resources for parents and educators to allow learning to continue at home despite setbacks as a result of COVID-19.  
  • COVID-19: How Much Protection do Face Masks Offer? (May 28, 2020) – This article from the Mayo Clinic answers questions you may have about different types of face masks and their proper safety use.  
  • COVID-19 Wellness Resource Guide (June 8, 2020) – The Alexandria, Virginia Government lists helpful resources and tools for managing stress and anxiety during the ongoing pandemic. 
  • Your COVID-19 Summer Safety Guide (May 21, 2020) – The change in warmer weather is drawing people outdoors. This article from Everyday Health answers questions you may have about following proper safety measures while participating in outdoor activities. 
  • Coronavirus: How To Make Your Own Face Mask (June 4, 2020) – Despite many cities easing their lockdown measures, in many places wearing a mask is still mandatory. Here is a step-by-step guide with images explaining how to make your own mask to stay safe. 
  • Breathing Through COVID-19 – This article provides a list of breathing exercises to follow in order to help reduce and manage your anxiety during this health crisis. The page details every step with images and addresses questions about the benefits of each exercise. 
  • COVID-19 Tips for Keeping Kids Safe During This Summer (June 18, 2020) – Fun can still happen this summer while staying safe. This article answers helpful questions parents may have on how to keep their little ones safe.  
  • Teens & COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities During the Outbreak (June 5, 2020) – Due to the pandemic, important experiences for teenagers such as graduations, proms, and school athletic events have been postponed or canceled. Here are a few ways you can help your teen through this difficult time (Read in Spanish). 
  • Educational Resources Available During COVID-19 – This article in Spanish provides teachers, students, parents, and guardians with age- and grade-appropriate educational resources. 
  • Working and Learning at Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak (June 15, 2020) – This article written in Spanish provides parents with helpful information and answers questions about children adapting to an at-home learning environment.  
  • Use a Face Fabric Covering to Help Slow COVID-19 Propagation (May 22, 2020) – This article in Spanish by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information about the importance of wearing face masks in public, how to use your mask safely, and how to properly clean it. 

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