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By Lauren VanDenBoom

March 19, 2020

Like many other organizations, hc1 is currently working from home and refraining from travel to avoid exposure to and spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. During this time, we are also researching the best ways for our organization to respond to this global pandemic. Below are some helpful resources we have found. 

For those wanting to know more about the virus, Johns Hopkins Medicine offers What Is Coronavirus? and a Coronavirus at a Glance: Infographic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers tips for protecting yourself and guidance on what to do if you think you are sick. The CDC also provides important guidance for laboratories performing COVID-19 testing. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has assembled a list of myth busters to dispel many of the rumors that have been shared regarding the virus. The WHO also offers free, online courses for healthcare providers and public health officials.  

Changing working and living conditions can be stressful, even when the changes are temporary, so the CDC offers advice to Manage Anxiety and Stress related to the virus. The World Economic Forum has also shared guidance for Managing Mental Health During Coronavirus. Headspace, a meditation and mindfulness app, is offering free access to headspace plus for U.S. healthcare professionals who work in public health settings. 

During this time, hc1 encourages everyone to Do the Five to help protect themselves and others: 

  1. Wash your hands often.
  2. Cough into your elbow.
  3. Avoid touching your face.
  4. Stay more than three feet apart.
  5. Stay home as much as you can and especially if you feel sick.
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