According to the health and medical professionals overseeing the United States’ response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we are entering a period of profound difficulty as a nation. All citizens have been asked to mentally prepare for the hardships that we will face in our continued fight against this illness and to follow the recommendations put in place to keep everyone as emotionally and physically healthy as possible.
With schools closing for the remainder of the academic year, employees being asked to work remotely or being laid off, and challenges with keeping your family at home for extended periods of time developing every day, we understand that this emergency has many Americans feeling uncertain and anxious about what to do and how to respond. We are here to help you find the support you need to cope with the stress that may develop during this emergency and we have the resources available to help you create a plan of action that will assist you and everyone in your care with getting through this experience.
In this special resource section, you’ll learn about coronaviruses, find resources related to the current spread of the illness, and discover the steps you should take to prepare your family for the daily living challenges that may arise as the virus spreads to your local community. From caring for children in isolation and adjusting to remote work from home to how to properly seek medical attention to treat the illness, these resources will help you take charge of your situation.
COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is a potentially deadly and highly contagious virus that can be transmitted through human-to-human contact. If you are an older American or suffer from a preexisting condition, including heart or respiratory issues, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised that you stay at home as much as possible, especially if confirmed cases of COVID-19 exist in your local area. Staying aware of the current situation, actively working to maintain your overall health and wellbeing, and preparing for a potential outbreak in your local community are the best steps you can take right now.
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COVID-19: Information for Older Adults & Caregivers *New*
In the months since the first outbreak of COVID-19, scientists and medical professionals have noted that individuals 60+ years of age can be the most vulnerable to the illness. While anyone with a compromised immune system or preexisting condition may have an increased vulnerability and face greater issues from an infection, older individuals are at risk because they may have age-related concerns—an aging immune system and/or already present medical challenges—that can contribute to the severe respiratory illness that frequently accompanies a COVID-19 infection.
While younger people are still at risk for contracting COVID-19, their symptoms may be mild or not present at all, which can help them spread the illness to others, including older friends, coworkers, relatives, and strangers they pass in public. In order to prevent exposure and reduce the risk of additional COVID-19-related complications to one’s health, older individuals have been advised to remain home as often as possible and follow social distancing protocols.
To help those who are 60+ years of age and anyone providing assistance or care to an older friend or family member, we have collected resources below that address their unique COVID-19 experience. Use these resources to plan, prepare, and respond to this national health emergency.
- CDC COVID-19: If You Are At Higher Risk
- Coronavirus: What Older Adults Need to Know
- How Coronavirus Affects Older Adults
- Why Coronaviruses Hit Older Adults Hardest
- Families Concerned About Loved Ones in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living
- Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources and Articles for Family Caregivers
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COVID-19: Financial Stability and Employment Support *New*
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced American businesses to plan for a period of extreme uncertainty. As state and local communities adjust to the spread of infection, many businesses are asking their employees to work from home, finding new ways to reach customers to sustain operations, and cutting back on staff positions to make up for lost sales.
Businesses have chosen many different avenues to support their employees during this time, but those actions may not be enough to help cover the bills, debts, and needs Americans must pay each month. To help you adjust to the effects of this national state of emergency and the impact it may have on your financial stability, we have collected the resources below to give you an opportunity to plan for and respond to rapid changes in your life.
It’s important to remember that you’re not alone in this situation. Americans across the country–and just like you–are looking for ways to cope with the complexity of this crisis and are finding the support they need to overcome the challenges in front of them. There are resources on this site that can help you address the changes in your life this health emergency may create. From financial information that can help you stretch every dollar to emotional wellbeing resources that can aid in cutting anxiety and reducing stress, there’s something here for you that can make every day a little easier.
- CARES Act — the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act – Key Details
- IRS Economic Impact Payment – Get My Payment Website
- IRS Coronavirus Tax Relief
- US Department of Labor: Filing for Unemployment Insurance
- Unemployment Benefits by State
- Top 100 Remote Companies Hiring
- 13 Companies Offering Remote Employment
- Equifax Credit Information and COVID-19 Updates
- Experian Credit Information and COVID-19 Updates
Information on Federal Payroll Protection Program
*Note* AWP is providing the following for informational purposes only. This is information on Federal programs. AWP is in No way connected, related, promoting or assisting with these services.
- Coronavirus Emergency Loans Small Business Guide and Checklist
- SBA | The 3-Step Process: Disaster Loans
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