Coronavirus | COVID-19

As the United States continues to operate under a state of national emergency, it’s important to remember that as more and more tests for COVID-19 are completed, the number of infected cases will rise. This is directly related to the nation’s efforts to make sure testing is available for citizens across the country and medical professionals charting how far and fast COVID-19 is spreading. While a spike in the number of infected cases may be alarming, knowing where we stand as a nation will help citizens make good decisions that protect their health and wellbeing and allow the government to actively shift resources and support to those areas that need immediate assistance. We know that we are not yet in the peak phase of the illness and there may be many difficult weeks or months ahead, but continued testing will help those leading the response work to shorten the infection curve and reduce COVID-19’s impact on Americans.

 

With schools closing, employees being sent home to work or asked to go without pay, and challenges with keeping your family at home for extended periods of time, 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.

 

Resources

 

COVID-19 | AWP Blog  *New*

 

The Greater Good | A Guide to Well-Being During COVID-19  *New*

 

COVID-19: Facts You Need to Know  Webinar | PDF

This special resource includes the most recent information available from the CDC and the WHO as well as addresses coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety reactions related to an event such as this. We hope this resource will help ease anxiety and tension and separate fact from fiction for your members and their loved ones.

Centers for Disease Control

 

Flyers / Posters

 

World Health Organization

 

Google COVID-19 Information & Resources  *New*

 

Coronavirus Anxiety

Unemployment Assistance Information | USA.gov  *New*

What Does It Mean To Shelter In Place?  *New*

Video: How To Work From Home While The Kids Are There Too  *New*

How Working Parents Can Prepare for Coronavirus Closures

Coronavirus & Parenting: What You Need to Know Now

How to Handle Kids’ Stress & Why it Happens

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Coronavirus

Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine & Isolation 


HelpNet | Your EAP Website

Sign in using your unique username and password, then select HelpNet.  You’ll then have access to click the link below. You’ll find breaking news, tip sheets, and articles along with other valuable information.

 

Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak

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Additional Resources | Coping

How to Talk to Your Children About Difficult News | View PDF

Building Resilience | View PDF

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

 

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At Alliance Work Partners, the well-being of your employees and families, and the health of your organization, is our primary concern. As your Employee Assistance Program, our mission is to provide you with support, resources, consultation, education, on-site counseling and debriefings.

 

We are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:

1-800-343-3822

TDD 800-448-1823

 

We encourage you to circulate this newsletter to your management teams and employees as well as remind them to take advantage of the many resources available via your HelpNet Benefit / EAP Website.

 

Contact your Account Manager at AM@alliancewp.com for PDFs and/or additional topics | content | information.

 


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