NNEDV Resources on the Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

As the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues in the United States, many are preparing to work from home, face quarantines, and encounter some level of disruption to their daily activities. For the elderly, those with preexisting conditions or other health challenges, and other higher-risk individuals, the spread of the virus may also bring anxiety. And for individuals experiencing domestic violence, this public health situation can expose additional dangers.  

Advocates working in local programs and shelters are facing additional challenges as they seek to continue uninterrupted services for survivors. In response to the request of guidance and resources for emergency preparedness for domestic violence shelters and programs concerning the novel coronavirus, below are some recommendations and resources. 

** NNEDV will continue to update this information as new information and resources become available at https://nnedv.org/latest_update/resources-response-coronavirus-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR2DTISvePusTPATQyyoMMQZyzXj23PnSZy8-96bNiEfZT-Z0HXMgQcUwgw. **

Resources for Advocates

What You Need to Know: Symptoms, Prevention, and Hygiene

Symptoms of the coronavirus are fever, shortness of breath and coughing. These symptoms can be associated with a number of illnesses including Influenza (flu).

The following are basic preventative actions to help stop the spread of COVID-19:

  • Regular hand-washing with soap and water. 
  • “Social distancing” to help slow the spread of infection. 
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough. 

Domestic violence (DV) programs should contact their local health departments for more guidance and updates about COVID-19. Additionally, as advocates are not medical professionals, advocates should rely on the assessment of a health professional when it comes to the need to have someone in a quarantine situation. In line with best practice and FVPSA regulations, programs cannot require survivors to submit to tests or evaluation in order to access services.

If you have any questions or need any technical assistance, please contact NNEDV’s CTA team at capacity_ta(at)nnedv.org.

Links to State-, Territory- and Tribal-Specific Resources and Guidelines:

Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico 

Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
Tribal Areas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Virgin Islands
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

 
Alabama
Public Health Resources on Coronavirus

Alaska
Department of Public Health and Social Services Resources

American Samoa
Department of Human and Social Services

Arizona
Department of Health Services Resources

Arkansas
Department of Health Guidance and Resources

California
Department of Public Health Updates
Guidance on Planning Mass Gatherings

Colorado
Department of Public Health & Environment Facts and Resources

Connecticut
CT.gov Updates from the Connecticut Public Health State Laboratory

Delaware
Department of Public Health FAQ and Updates

District of Columbia
Coronavirus.DC.gov – Health Advisories and Facts
Recommendations on Large Gatherings 

Florida
Florida Health Updates

Georgia
Department of Public Health Guidelines and Resources

Guam
Department of Public Health and Social Services – Press Releases on Coronavirus

Hawaii
Department of Updates and Resources

Idaho
Coronavirus.Idaho.gov – Official Resources

Illinois
Department of Public Health

Indiana
State Department of Health Resource Center

Iowa
Department of Public Health

Kansas
Department of Health & Environment Resource Center

Kentucky
Cabinet for Health and Human Services – Department for Public Health

Louisiana
Department of Health

Maine
Department of Health and Human Services – Division of Disease Surveillance

Maryland
Department of Health

Massachusetts
Mass.gov Department of Public Health Information on Coronavirus

Michigan
Department of Health & Human Services 

Minnesota
Department of Health

Mississippi
State Department of Health

Missouri
Department of Health & Senior Services

Montana
Department of Public Health & Human Services

Nebraska
Department of Health and Human Services

Nevada
Division of Public and Behavioral Health

New Hampshire
Department of Health and Human Services

New Jersey
Department of Health Communicable Disease Service

New Mexico
Department of Health

New York
Department of Health

North Carolina
Department of Health and Human Services

North Dakota
Department of Health

Northern Mariana Islands
Commonwealth Healthcare Corporation

Ohio
Department of Health Resources for Local Health Districts and Providers

Oklahoma
OK.gov Prevention and Preparedness Acute Disease Service

Oregon
Oregon Health Authority

Pennsylvania
Department of Health

Puerto Rico
Departamento de Salud (Spanish)

Rhode Island
Department of Health

South Carolina
Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota
Department of Health

Tennessee
Department of Health

Texas
Department of State Health Services

Tribal Areas
Bureau of Indian Affairs – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak
Indian Country Today – Information on Indian Health Services and Link to Native Event Cancellations

Utah
Department of Health

Vermont
Department of Health

Virginia
Department of Health

Virgin Islands
Department of Health

Washington
State Department of Health
Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence Response to Coronavirus & Resource Round-Up

West Virginia
Department of Health and Human Resources

Wisconsin
Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Wyoming
Department of Health

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