Indian Country Resources: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As of 3/26/2020, this information and new updates are being posted on the NCAI COVID-19 Resource website at: http://www.ncai.org/Covid-19 under the "Resources" tab which will focus on resources about COVID-19.

 

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.

*Note that the CDC website and state websites are the primary sources of information and they are constantly providing updated information, so make sure to check them regularly for updates.

*New updates marked with an asterisk each day.

Updated on 3/25/2020

 

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. Check this website frequently for updates. *View the CDC Framework for Mitigation here.

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

*Check local and major network/cable TV stations (CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, etc.) for the latest news updates.

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

Indian Country Today
Indian Country's COVID-19 syllabus
https://indiancountrytoday/news/indian-country-s-covid- 19-syllabus-EiN-p5Q-XkW-smnaebJV6Q

This webpage provides a tracker of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. and ain the Indian health system and a list of stories posted by Indian Country Today.

 

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 Fish, attachment to his letter, and documents from the White House Task Force briefing today (page 1, page 2).

Internal Revenue Service
Tax Filing Date Announcement
https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/20/politics/steven-mnuchin-tax-day-july-15/index.html.

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin announced via a tweet that the tax filing date will move from April 1 to July 15, 2020 for 2019 taxes. Look for updates at www.irs.gov

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
https://www.fema.gov/coronavirus

This webpage includes links to news releases, fact sheets, FAQs, best practices, and a page on rumor control.

Department of Homeland Security
Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
https://www.dhs.gov/coronavirus

This webpage provides an update on the Department of Homeland Security efforts of all its agencies.

Indian Health Service
Coronavirus (COVID-19) 
https://www.ihs.gov/coronavirus/?CFID=178360658&CFTOKEN=22834596

This webpage provides updates on testing, access to PPE, funding, clinician resources, and provides a table of COVID-19 cases by IHS area.

 

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.

National Congress of American Indians
Press Release - March 18, 2020
http://www.ncai.org/news/articles/2020/03/18/the-national-congress-of-american-indians-calls-for-more-attention-to-covid-19-impacts-to-indian-country

This news release calls for more attention to COVID-19 Impacts in Indian Country. Read about Indian Country priorites for the stimulus legislation under consideration in Congress here.

*COVID-19 - A Frontline Guide for Local Decision-Makers
https://covidlocal.org/

This webpage contains resources for local cities and communities in a dashboard format with concrete action steps to take to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COMMENTS AND INPUT

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Updated on March 25, 2020