COVID-19 Resources

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COVID-19 Resources

The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) causes respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The pandemic is currently impacting the United States and other countries worldwide. Cultural Orientation providers have an important role to play in keeping refugees healthy and stopping the spread of COVID-19. To assist resettlement offices in disseminating simple and accurate information about the COVID-19 outbreak, CORE and Switchboard compiled a list of fact sheets, posters, multimedia, and live-updated links which are featured below.

CORE also developed a Resettling to the United States During the COVID-19 Pandemic lesson plan and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) which CO providers can use to keep refugees informed with credible, accurate information about COVID-19 and its impact on their resettlement. The lesson plan also includes links to other critical CORE and CDC resources. CO providers can also access CORE’s two COVID-19 fact sheets, Resettling to the United States during the COVID-19 Pandemic and COVID-19: Understanding Guidance and Rules, on the Health section on COREnav.

To ensure that local CO providers are equipped to discuss COVID-19 in Cultural Orientation, please see the critical information below.  This page was last updated on October 8th, 2020.

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Recommended Resources

The CDC has various resources available, all searchable by language, or via the CDC’s Print Resources page. Web information is also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean. Users may change their language preference by visiting the CDC COVID-19 Home Page and selecting from the list below the search bar (for a screenshot, please see here). A select list of CDC resources can be found in this bulleted list and are also available by topic for refugees and providers below.

Other Resources:

Resources for Providers

Health

Handwashing

Hygiene

Resources for Refugees

Below is a comprehensive list of resources in various languages. Please visit COREnav for CORE’s COVID-19 resources and to view a select list of resources in Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, French, Kinyarwanda, Nepali, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tigrinya, and Ukrainian.

Health

Handwashing

Hygiene

Getting sick

Testing for COVID-19