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).
15 Days to slow the spread – Guidelines 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 Act - Explains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ
Emergency Unemployment Insurance Stabilization - Explains who is eligible, and FMLA FAQ
Coronavirus Rumor Control: - The purpose of this FEMA page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Overall Government Response: This page offers the most updated health-related guidance and information on coronavirus.
Food and drugs: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is monitoring medical product and food supply chains for potential shortages and disruptions.
Blood Donations: The American Red Cross strongly urges healthy, eligible individuals who are feeling well to give blood or platelets. This helps maintain a sufficient blood supply and prevent shortages as coronavirus cases rise in the U.S.
Coronavirus Scams: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) page lists tips such as knowing who to buy from online, robocalls and online offers for vaccinations. There’s also helpful information on responding to fake government officials.
FAQ – Travel, Pregnant Women, Water transmission, Lab Panels, Personal Protective Equipment, Etc., How it spreads, How to protect yourself, etc.
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):
The U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) made public, March 27, the COVID-19 Response Plan it is executing within its medical facilities to protect veterans, their families and staff.
Resources for managing stress – COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress
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
VA resources: For the latest VA updates on coronavirus and commonsense tips on preventing its spread
Veterans receiving Social Security: The site has frequently asked questions about benefits.
Financial / Services Assistance:
National Low-Income Housing Coalition – Webinars, Congressional Recommendations, National Updates, State actions
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
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: protecting your finances during the Coronavirus pandemic.
CDC Guidance for Small Businesses: The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their preparedness plans as described by the CDC
Small business loan: Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Housing and Urban Development: Health officials are currently taking steps to prevent the introduction and spread of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) into communities across the United States. Housing providers, including organizations that run continuums of care and shelters, as well as the general public, can play an important role in this effort.
Medicare & Coronavirus: The page covers information about lab tests, medical hospitalizations and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
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
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 infectious disease outbreak
Mental Health and COVID-19 – Information and resources - To aid individuals and communities during this time, MHA has compiled a thorough range of resources and information.