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. Last updated May 27th, 2020.

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Staying Updated

  • 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). CDC resources can also be found by topic in the list below.
  • In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, CORE is creating resources to help you provide accurate, translated information to refugees as quickly as possible. To help you find all of CORE’s COVID-19 resources, CORE created a roundup of all factsheets, videos, and podcasts currently available.
  • The Washington State Department of Health has a hub of information related to COVID-19 which is updated daily. Topics include screening, grocery shopping tips, washing your hands, and more and are translated in a variety of languages.

Resources for Providers

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 Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Kinyarwanda, Russian, Spanish, and Swahili.





Getting sick

Testing for COVID-19