CDC Issues Updated COVID-19 Interim Guidelines for First Responders in US

Updated March 10, 2020 by Centers for Disease Control (CDC) These updated COVID-19 interim guidelines apply to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services (EMS), and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. Summary of Key Changes for […]

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Disaster Distress Helpline

The Federal SAMHSA (Substance Abuse & Mental Health Svcs Administration) Disaster Distress Helpline provides 24/7, 365-day-a-year crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. The Disaster Distress Helpline, 1-800-985-5990, is a 24/7, 365-day-a-year, national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related […]

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Basics

Coronavirus information provided by Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) What is a novel coronavirus? A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. A […]

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