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Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources for service members and veterans

During these uncertain and trying times, Stop Soldier Suicide is here for you. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help you navigate the flood of information on coronavirus (COVID-19).

 

White House:

15 Days to slow the spreadGuidelines for how to slow the spread of COVID-19

Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (FMLA) – Explains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ

Emergency Paid Sick Leave ActExplains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ

Emergency Unemployment Insurance StabilizationExplains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ

CDC:

FAQ – Travel, Pregnant Women, Water transmission, Lab Panels, Personal Protective Equipment, Etc., How it spreads, How to protect yourself, and more. 

How to protect yourself – CDC guidance on how to protect yourself from COVID-19

What to do if you’re sick? – Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

How to manage anxiety and stress – Stress and Coping during COVID-19 outbreak

Symptoms and testing (of COVID-19)

Cases and latest updates – World and U.S. Map, Testing and Situation Summary 

Cases in the US – Daily update on cases within the United States

World Health Organization (WHO):

Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID-19) outbreak – Latest updates from WHO

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public – Basic protective measures, hand washing, social distancing, respiratory hygiene

Daily situation reports – Highlights, Data, preparedness and response, case definitions

Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 outbreak – WHO perspective on what to say / not say, what to do / not do, health care workers concern

Veteran’s Administration (VA):

Closest VA facility Where to find the closest VA facility

Resources for managing stress – COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress

Resource Locator VA resource locator, resourced dependent

VA/Tricare COVID-19 testing – Who qualifies for testing? 

Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) overview – What is the VA doing? What should Veterans do? How to protect yourself? 

Call before visiting VA facility – Medical appointments possible at home via VA Video Connect

Secretary: “VA ready for COVID-19 pandemic” – VA Secretary video

Financial / Services Assistance:

National Low-Income Housing Coalition – Webinars, Congressional Recommendations, National Updates, State actions

Charter Communications – Free internet K-12 families (60 days)

Where to find financial support during COVID-19 – Which financial institutions are offering coronavirus assistance? (City, Wells Fargo, U.S. Bank, Capital One, PNC Bank, Trust, Discover, Nelnet, Navient, Great Lakes, SoFi, IRS, internet companies, unemployment benefits, student loan relief

Find your Local Food Bank – Enter Zip Code or State

Food Pantries – Food pantries, subsidized groceries, pantry details and hours

Military One Source (COVID-19 financial assistance) – For active duty Army, Navy/Marines, Airforce, Coast Guard

Army Emergency Relieve (Active Duty) 

Air Force Aid Society (Active Duty) 

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (Active Duty)

Mental Health / Tips:

Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during and infectious disease outbreak – tip sheet provides information about social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. 

Taking Care of your Mental Health in the face of uncertainty – how to cope in uncertainty

Coronavirus Anxiety – Helpful Expert Tips and Resources

Talking with children: Tips for caregivers, parents, and teachers during infections disease outbreaks

Helping children cope emotionally with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) – suggestions from the American academy of experts in traumatic stress

Resources to Support Mental Health and Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Suicide Prevention Resource Center selection of webpages an information sheets on mental health and coping with the effects of COVID-19. 

Taking Care of your Behavioral Health – Tips for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infections disease outbreak

Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and resourcesTo aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a thorough range of resources and information.

 

 

 

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