COVID-19 Resources

Most recent additions will be at the top.

Caronavirus: Protecting You and Your Family by Med Tac
A series of free videos and presentations to help the public, professional first responders, security and medical volunteers, and families deal with the critical issues.
https://www.medtacglobal.org/coronavirus-response/ 

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/index.html

CDC Protects and Prepares Communities
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/infographic-cdc-protects-508.pdf 

  What you need to know about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/2019-ncov-factsheet.pdf

What to do if you are sick with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/sick-with-2019-nCoV-fact-sheet.pdf

How to Care for Yourself While Practicing Physical Distancing – provided by Mental Health First Aid USA and National Council for Behavioral Health
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/03/how-to-care-for-yourself-while-practicing-physical-distancing/

Handouts and Posters
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

How to Talk to Kids About Coronavirus
https://parenting.nytimes.com/childrens-health/coronavirus-kids-talk?smid=nytcore-ios-share

 
 
Lutheran Services - A wide variety of resources
 
Addressing Social Isolation for Older Adults During Covid-19 Crises
This resource is intended to assist states and others with creative and thoughtful approaches to social isolation and loneliness in older adults, and to also facilitate sharing and learning across states.
 
 
 
How to Safely Meet When Your Church Reopens
A global health expert suggests a phased plan for congregations gathering again amid this pandemic.
 
 
Health Articles related to Covid-19
Articles by Nancy Lee Nelson, MPH, BAN, RN

Westberg Knowledge Sharing Platform or YAMMER
This site is a great way to connecr with other parish nurses around the country who are helping their congregations during this pandemic.  Very practical ideas and resources are shared daily, plus information about webinars realted to Covid 19.

The easiest way is to go this website, https://westberginstitute.org/fcn-knowledge-sharing-platform/, where you can fill out a form to request an invitation. Since the Westberg Institute (our network) is a closed platform, members must be invited to join.  Once you have joined you can join the Covid 19 group, and also the Lutheran and ELPNA groups, plus others 

ELCA Resources for Churches

With the outbreaks of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the United States and around the world being classified as a pandemic, congregations and houses of worship need to be well-informed and well-prepared. We have developed resources that offer guidance as we minister to and engage with each other, and within our communities, as the body of Christ.

Find these and other resources at ELCA.org/PublicHealth.

 

updated 7/2/20