White House: Communication COVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

The conference call participant opportunities have been limited to less participants, but I would like to communicate what the conference calls and daily White House Press Conferences have been communicating. The text and documents below are from the White House. My input is in brackets.

As a reminder, we highly encourage you to review these recommendations and put them into practice. While the President leads a nationwide response, bringing together government resources and private-sector ingenuity, every American can help slow the virus’ spread and keep our most high-risk populations safe: 

1. Listen to and follow the directions of your state and local authorities. [Please call your mayor and ask how you can help in your city. If you have an existing pastors network in your city, have a pastors call on behalf of the other pastors. Click here for California Governor Newsom’s March 19 declaration to “Stay at Home.”]

2.  If you feel sick, stay home. Do not go to work. Contact your medical provider.
3. If your children are sick, keep them at home. Contact your medical provider.
4. If someone in your household has tested positive for the Coronavirus, keep the entire household at home.
5. If you are an older American, stay home and maintain your distance from other people.
6. If you are a person with a serious underlying health condition —such as a significant heart or lung disease — stay home and maintain your distance from other people.

These guidelines build on the CDC’s recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus. Americans should continue practicing strict personal hygiene, including washing hands regularly for at least 20 seconds at a time, and wiping down surfaces in the home regularly. 
Even if you are young and otherwise healthy, you are still at risk — and your activities can increase the risk of contracting the Coronavirus and spreading it to others. Everyone can do their part.
There’s no better way to protect your family and your community than by arming yourself with accurate, up-to-date information on Coronavirus.gov.

In His grace and truth,
For background and the most up-to-date information, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Disease 2019 website: HERE
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
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What you should know:Workplace, School, and Home GuidancePeople at Risk for Serious Illness from COVID-19How COVID-19 SpreadsSymptomsSteps to Prevent IllnessTestingFrequently Asked QuestionsWhat to Do If You Are Sick with COVID-19Stigma Related to COVID-19What You Need to KnowFacts about COVID-19Information for People at Higher Risk and Special PopulationsCommunication Resources 
Situation Updates:Situation SummaryCases in the U.S.Global Locations with COVID-19Risk AssessmentCDC in Action: Preparing Communities 
Information for Businesses:Interim Guidance for Businesses and EmployersInformation for Communities, Schools, and BusinessesEnvironmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community FacilitiesSBA: COVID-19 ResourcesDOL: Guidance for Preparing Workplaces for CoronavirusDOL: OHSA Resources for Workers and Employers on COVID-19WHO: Get Your Workplace Ready for COVID-19CISA: Risk Management for COVID-19EPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19PDF 
Information for Travel and Transportation:Information for TravelGuidance for ShipsGuidance for Airlines and Airline CrewState: Travel AdvisoriesState: Traveler’s ChecklistState: Smart Traveler Enrollment ProgramDOT: FAQs from FTA Grantees Regarding COVID-19 
Information for Healthcare Providers, First Responders, and Research Facilities:Information for Healthcare ProfessionalsResources for State, Local, Territorial and Tribal Health DepartmentsResources for Healthcare FacilitiesInfection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with COVID-19 or Persons Under Investigation in Healthcare SettingsInformation for LaboratoriesResources for First RespondersGuidance for Nursing HomesGuidance for Public Health Professionals Managing People with COVID-19 in Home Care and Isolation Who Have Pets or Other AnimalsFAQs and Considerations for Patient Triage, Placement and Hospital DischargeWhat Law Enforcement Personnel Need to KnowGuidance for Homeless SheltersGuidance for Hemodialysis FacilitiesCMS: Information on COVID-19 and Current EmergenciesCMS: Guidance for Hospice AgenciesCMS: Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Requirements and Implications Related to COVID-19CMS: FAQs for State Survey Agency and Accrediting OrganizationsEPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19PDF 
Information for Families and Households:Information on COVID-19 for Pregnant Women and ChildrenInterim Guidance for Household ReadinessEnvironmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations for U.S. HouseholdsGuidance for Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in Homes and Residential CommunitiesFAQ: COVID-19 and ChildrenEPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19PDF 
Information for Schools and Childcare Providers:Interim Guidance for Administrators of U.S. Childcare Programs and K-12 SchoolsResources for Institutes of Higher EducationEnvironmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations – Community FacilitiesUSDA: USDA Makes It Easier, Safer to Feed Children in California Amid Coronavirus OutbreakDOEd: Resources for Schools and School PersonnelEPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19PDF 
Information for Community Events and Gatherings:Interim Guidance for Mass Gatherings and Large Community EventsInterim Guidance for Community- and Faith-Based OrganizationsEPA: Disinfectants for Use Against COVID-19PDF 
Information for Military Response:DOD: Department of Defense Coronavirus Response