Tribal COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Fact Sheets for Tribes and Urban Indian Communities

Resource TypeFact Sheet

Urban Indian Health Institute created multiple fact sheets about COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) for tribes and urban Indian communities to help keep people informed about preventing the spread of the virus. We will continue to make these resources as gaps are identified.

Download these fact sheets and have them available at your clinic, in your offices, and for your community to help keep everyone informed about how to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These fact sheets can be customized with your logo and local health department information.

Webinar

Join us on Friday, March 20, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time for a webinar on COVID-19 and homeless American Indians and Alaska Natives.

This webinar will be held with the Coalition to End Urban Indian Homelessness founder and Executive Director of Chief Seattle Club, Colleen Echo-Hawk. Along with Colleen, Abigail Echo-Hawk, Director of UIHI and Chief Research Officer of Seattle Indian Health Board will be presenting.
Join us to hear recommendations on how to best serve homeless American Indians and Alaska Natives in regards to the COVID-19 outbreak including harm reduction strategies and policy recommendations for your local health jurisdictions.
We expect large numbers of attendees and space is limited, so please register now. A recording will be available after the webinar.

*A link to access the webinar will be sent separately to all those who registered.

Resources

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COVID-19 Fact Sheet

Information about COVID-19352.56 KB Published Feb 5, 2020

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COVID-19 Information for Providers

This resource is for those providing care to patients in a general setting, whether or not the patient feels they may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.192.24 KB Published Mar 3, 2020

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COVID-19 Information for Employers

This resource is for employers to ensure they know how to educate their employees on best practices, keep their employees and patrons safe and healthy, and understand the recommendations on working from home and paid sick leave.275.97 KB Published Mar 3, 2020

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COVID-19 Information for Healthcare Personnel

This resource is for people who work directly with patients who may have or have been exposed to COVID-19.309.75 KB Published Mar 4, 2020

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COVID-19 Information for the General Public

This resource is for the general public and provides information about preventing the spread of COVID-19 and what to do if you think you have or have been exposed to the virus.325.44 KB Published Mar 3, 2020

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COVID-19 What to do if you are exposed

Learn what to do if you are exposed to COVID-19.246.70 KB Published Mar 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Information for People Living with HIV

Learn about how people with HIV can protect themselves from COVID-19If you are printing this for yourself or to give to others with no additions, you should only print page one. If you would like to add local resources for your tribe or urban Indian community, add them to page two and then print front and back.351.44 KB Published Mar 16, 2020

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COVID-19 Information for High-Risk Individuals

Learn how to protect yourself if you are at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19.275.70 KB Published Mar 18, 2020

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Rez Dogs and COVID-19

Learn how to care for your pets during the COVID-19 outbreak.245.06 KB Published Mar 19, 2020


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The National Congress of American Indians established this webpage to provide factual information from trusted sources about the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the United States. Check back for updates as the situation changes. We also encourage tribal nations to be in contact with and to follow their state and local governments for advice and direction unique to the situation in their state.

NCAI recommends caution when viewing information on social media unless it comes from trusted sources.
*New updates marked with an asterisk each day
 
GENERAL INFORMATION
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) webpage

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
This website has information on the situation summary, cases in the U.S., advice for individuals, communities, schools, businesses, health care professionals, health departments, travelers, and laboratories. The website updates each day and has a “What’s New” section for the latest updates. It also includes the latest CDC briefings and communication resources. The CDC website is considered the primary source of factual information and several organizations and websites refer back to this website or develop their materials based on information in this website.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak webpage

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

This website includes situation reports from around the world, advice for the public, healthcare workers, workplaces, a section called “mythbusters,” a lot of technical guidance on what to do in various situations, media resources, the latest on travel, and training materials to prepare (table top exercises/simulation). Has expanded information and training resources compared to the CDC webpage that may help communities.

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
Coronavirus Resource Center

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

This website includes information from experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness and includes situation updates, how to protect yourself, and frequently asked questions. The website includes a link to a COVID-19 Interactive Map that is tracking cases in real time with information that is often more updated than the CDC website. Only access the map from this link – other links in social media may contain malware.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus#!/detail/403327

This website includes information that is similar to the CDC website, but has additional information on the latest research and information from NIH institutes. Dr. Anthony Fauci is considered a trusted expert on this topic.
Harvard Medical School
Coronavirus Resource Center

https://www.health.harvard.edu/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus-resource-center

This website contains credible information on coronavirus (COVID-19) and includes frequently asked questions (FAQs), advice on how to protect yourself, advice on coping with anxiety and stress, and includes some podcasts with useful information.
 
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Coronavirus Resources webpage

https://www.shrm.org/ResourcesAndTools/Pages/
communicable-diseases.aspx?iesrc=ctr

This webpage provides extensive resources for human resources professionals to help prepare your workforce for potential closures, working from home, quarantines, and other outcomes and includes recommendations on communications, policies, and procedures.

American Public Health Association
COVID-19 webpage

https://www.apha.org/topics-and-issues/communicable-disease/coronavirus

This website includes trusted public health information on the COVID-19 outbreak, factsheets, resources, policy information such as letters to Congress, and resources on communicable disease control.
APHA Get Ready – Preventing Coronavirus

http://aphagetready.org/coronavirus.htm

This website is a part of the American Public Health Association’s Get Ready Campaign to help Americans prepare for pandemics, natural disasters, and other emergencies. Their coronavirus webpage includes flyers, videos, FAQs, myths/facts, and tips on how to prepare for various audiences all in very easy to understand language. 
American Medical Association
COVID-19 resource center for physicians

https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/public-health/covid-19-2019-novel-coronavirus-resource-center-physicians

This website has information and resources for physicians.

American Hospital Association
Updates and Resources on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

https://www.aha.org/2020-01-22-updates-and-resources-novel-coronavirus-2019-cov

This website has information and resources for health facilities, including updates on technical information.

American Bar Association
News: ABA President’s Message

https://www.americanbar.org/news/abanews/aba-news-archives/2020/03/aba-president-message-re-coronavirus/

This website contains a message from the ABA President on March 11, 2020 that also provides notice for some webinars on legal topics for General Counsel, and will provide future updates on resources.
 
NEWS SOURCES

Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/pages/coronavirus-alert

This website features the latest research and science updates.

STAT
Coronavirus webpage

https://www.statnews.com/tag/coronavirus/

This website includes news coverage with a focus on public health, medicine, science, and research.
CNN
You’ve asked, we’re answering: Your top coronavirus questions

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2020/health/coronavirus-questions-answers/

This website is updated regularly with questions and credible answers to common questions about coronavirus. Visit the website regularly to view updates.
Coronavirus: Fact or Fiction

https://www.cnn.com/audio/podcasts/corona-virus

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is a credible source of information and he tapes a daily podcast on the latest updates and topics related to coronavirus (COVID-19). You can start from the first episode to learn the facts about coronavirus and listen daily to the audio on the CNN website or subscribe to the podcast.
You can also subscribe to a daily newsletter by providing an email address at: https://www.cnn.com/specials/coronavirus-newsletter?utm_source=hp&source=hp
 
FEDERAL AGENCIES OTHER THAN CDC/NIH

Department of Labor
COVID-19 webpage

https://www.osha.gov/SLTC/covid-19/

This website includes advice for workplaces, existing OHSA standards that apply to this outbreak, resources on control and prevention in the workplace, and information about worker’s rights.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
Newsroom webpage

https://www.cms.gov/newsroom/press-releases/cms-prepares-nations-healthcare-facilities-coronavirus-threat

This page provides updates on CMS releases related to Medicare and Medicaid billing, payment, policies, and information for health facilities and laboratories
Department of Education
COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel

https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

This webpage includes information and resources for schools at all levels.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma14-4894.pdf

This SAMHSA flyer provides tips for dealing with the stress, anxiety, and fear associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and provides helpful tips for individuals. The flyer also has a good description of the differences among social distancing, quarantine, and isolation.
The White House
News

https://www.whitehouse.gov/news/ 

The White House News webpage includes official updates on coronavirus (COVID-19). 
State, Local, Tribal Associations Call – COVID-19 Resources (3/12/2020)

The White House held a call with State, Local, and Tribal entities and sent an email after the call with organizational websites, recent announcements, federal agency contacts, and activities and announcements of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. View the resources here.
The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America – 15 Days to Slow the Spread (3/16/2020)

The President announced a call to action for all Americans to help slow the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). View the email to tribal nations from Tyler Fishattachment to his letter, and documents from the White House Task Force briefing today (page 1, page 2).
 
OTHER RESOURCES

Turtle Talk
Covid 19 Resources for Indian Tribes

https://turtletalk.blog/2020/03/12/covid-19-resources-for-indian-tribes/

This webpage contains resources for tribal nations.
National Indian Health Board
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

https://www.nihb.org/public/health/coronavirus_disease_2019.php 

This webpage contains information and resources from the National Indian Health Board.
*Tribal Leader Town Hall on COVID-19 Webinar (3/17/2020)
PowerPoint Presentation
Webinar Recording

This webinar featured speakers from NAFOA, NCAI, and NIHB as well as Congressman Tom Cole and shared the latest information on stimulus legislation that ideally will support tribal nations as they work to mitigate the pandemic’s impacts.
 
COMMENTS AND INPUT

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