Covid 19: Recursos por medios sociales y los miembros de los Partners of the Americas

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Updated March 31, 2020
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World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Resource Page – The WHO’s official page featuring up-to-date information on prevention, travel advice, and more. 

(WHO Guidelines in SpanishHave Questions About COVID-19? Message the WHO on WhatsApp for Answers. How to Protect Yourself (March 18, 2020) – A guide by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that outlines how COVID-19 is transmitted and how to protect yourself and those around you.  

What To Do if You are Sick (March 16, 2020) – A guide by the CDC that outlines how you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you believe you are sick.  

Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations (March 6, 2020) – Guidelines from the CDC on how to effectively clean and sanitize your environment. 

Correct Technique to Wash Your Hands for Proper Disinfection – A tutorial on the most effective way to wash your hands. 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19): What Parents Should Know – A guide from UNICEF outlining how families and children can be affected by the coronavirus and how they should protect themselves. 

How to Protect and Prepare Yourself for the Coronavirus (in Spanish) (March 20, 2020) – A guide from The New York Times on how to protect yourself and your community from the coronavirus. 

Why Outbreaks Like Coronavirus Spread Exponentially, and How to “Flatten the Curve” (March 14, 2020) – The Washington Post uses a simulation to illustrate how diseases like coronavirus spread and the importance of social distancing to slow outbreaks. 

Self-Isolation Information – Guidelines from Yale Health on how to self-isolate if you may have been exposed to illness. 

Know the Difference: Self-monitoring, Self-isolation, and Isolation for COVID-19 (March 23, 2020) – Comprehensive information from the Government of Canada on terms you should know during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Protect Yourself Financially from the Impact of the Coronavirus (March 16, 2020) – The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau provides advice on how to cope with financial challenges relating to the coronavirus pandemic, including loss of income, difficulty paying bills, and avoiding potential scams.  

Find Your Local Food Bank – Food insecurity is becoming a major challenge for many households during the coronavirus pandemic. Residents of the U.S. (including Puerto Rico) can use this database from Feeding America to find their nearest food bank. 

Psychology Experts Share Their Tips for Safeguarding Your Mental Health During Quarantine (March 20, 2020) – Social distancing and isolation during quarantine can sometimes strain mental and emotional health. CNBC reports on measures governments, employers, and individuals can take to ease the mental and emotional strain some people experience during quarantine and isolation. 

100 Things to Do While Stuck Inside Due to a Pandemic (March 16, 2020) – Suggestions from USA Today on how to keep yourself and your family occupied while self-quarantined at home.  

8 Tips To Make Working From Home Work For You(March 15, 2020) – Advice from National Public Radio (NPR) on how to stay productive while working remotely.  

Quédate en Casa  Have fun at home by dancing along to “Quédate en Casa” (“Stay Home” in English), a new song from Ariel de Cuba that has exploded in online popularity as an anthem and dance to promote self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. 

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