COVID-19 Resources

Overview

Health experts, inside and outside the federal government, agree that the best way to prevent illness from COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus 2019) is to practice routine preventive practices. Below we have compiled accurate and reliable information and resources from trusted sources like the CDC that will help our member organizations keep themselves, their employees and the people they serve safe. 

 


Tips for Your Daily Home and Work Life

Live Well, Work Well: Health and wellness tips for your work, home and life—brought to you by the insurance professionals at Everence​

Everyday practices to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases – including the flu -- include:

  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care (CALL AHEAD to your provider).
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with your elbow or a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects daily.

Specific Recommendations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

World Health Organization (WHO)

American Hospital Association (AHA)

Suggestions for faith communities

  • Information sheet for churches from Everence
  • Making sure community contact lists are up to date and that ‘calling trees’ or other practices for accounting for individuals who may be living alone, elderly, and vulnerable are in place
  • Considering how liturgical practices can be adapted to minimize hand contact
  • Reviewing community calendars and making decisions on which events may need to be canceled and by when
  • Establishing the routine cleaning of sanctuaries, kitchen halls, and other communal spaces; and so many more helpful ideas and practices

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