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COVID-19 Response Links
- Get involved and volunteer, HERE are some opportunities in California to help.
- Check out this Guide to Coronavirus for Cancer Patients that covers the recent COVID-19 outbreak and what cancer patients, along with their family members, should know.
- Coronavirus Guidelines for America: The White House Coronavirus Task Force issued guidelines – 15 Days to Slow the Spread (Español) – to help protect all Americans during the global Coronavirus outbreak.
- Up-To-Date Information: coronavirus.gov. The Coronavirus Task Force holds frequent briefings, which can be viewed live here.
- COVID-19 Response and Recovery Primer: Response and recovery efforts are locally executed, state managed, and federally supported. It is important that requests for assistance, including for critical supplies, get routed through the proper channels as soon as possible. Learn more about the response and recovery process via this important resource – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic: Response and Recovery Through Federal-State-Local-Tribal Partnership. FEMA’s public assistance guidance for COVID-19 response efforts can be found here.
- Critical Infrastructure Workforce Guidelines: The guidance, and accompanying list, is intended to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. The list is advisory in nature and is not a federal directive or standard. More here.
- Coronavirus Fact vs. Myth: FEMA setup a website to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- Fraud & Scam Protection: The Federal Trade Commission has established a website with helpful information to help consumers avoid coronavirus-related scams.
- Social Media Resources: Download the Apple COVID-19 Screening Tool. Follow the White House on Twiter and Facebook. Also follow HHS (Twitter/Facebook) and CDC (Twitter/Facebook) You can also find informational videos from Coronavirus Task Force members on mitigation, social distancing, etc. on the White House’s YouTube page.
- Mental Health Resources: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration’s (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline – 1-800-985-5990 (or text TalkWithUs to 66746) – provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to anyone who is seeking help in coping with the mental or emotional effects caused by developments related to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about the Disaster Distress Helpline here.
- Administration Actions and Federal Agency Resources: USA.gov is cataloging all U.S. government activities related to coronavirus. From actions on health and safety to travel, immigration, and transportation to education, find pertinent actions here.