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Resources

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

 

WHO and U.S. Government Agencies

World Health Organization (WHO) Intro Video to Coronavirus

CDC Video on COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: General information and links to resources.

Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

EPA recommended list of Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2, a coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

CDC Handouts and Posters (many available in multiple languages)

HHS Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation during an Infectious Disease Outbreak

CDC – Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

 

State and Local Health Departments

Virginia Department of Health Coronavirus Information Hotline: (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343)  Please review the information provided on the VDH Coronavirus Website first, then if you still have questions, you may call (877) ASK-VDH3 (877-275-8343) to speak with a public information representative.

Fairfax County Coronavirus Hotline: Call 703-267-3511. The call center is open from 9:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. weekdays and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends. Sign up for text message alerts­: text FFXCOVID to 888777 or sign up by text/email.

Fairfax County Health Department: 703-267-3511

Assistance from a Distance (PDF): How to Access Fairfax County Department of Family Services remotely during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Practice Social Distancing – Four Things to Know About Social Distancing, Fairfax County

Watch Out for Coronavirus Scams – Tips from Fairfax County

Prince William County, Virginia Department of Health: 703-872-7759

Maryland Department of Health: 877-463-3464 or 410-767-6500
MDH after-hours emergency: 410-795-7365

Prince George’s County Local Health Department: 301-883-6627  Coronavirus Related Closures 

 

News Sources

The New York Times – Coronavirus News

New York Times Coronavirus Briefing – Sign up to receive daily email updates.

Washington Post – Coronavirus News.  From this page you can also sign up to receive daily email updates.  All stories linked in the newsletter are free to access.

 

Other Resources

Activities to Stay Engaged during Social Distancing (PDF) – off-line and online suggestions compiled by Fellowship Square staff

2020 Census

Are you ready to be counted? On April 1, 2020 all residents will have three ways to respond to the census: online, by phone, or by mail. The goal of the 2020 Census is to count every resident. Data collected from the census is used to determine a variety of things, such as how to distribute billions in federal funds to support: housing, hospitals, schools and roads.

U.S. Census Bureau

DC Census 2020

Maryland 2020 Census 

Count on Virginia: 2020 Census

Aging

Americans Are Living Longer: Infographics on “Life Expectancy in America,” “Comparing Current Elderly Life with the Past,” and “The Future of Aging in America”

BenefitsCheckUp: Older adults and their caregivers can access a free screening tool to determine eligibility for state and federal programs.

Identity Theft: Protect Yourself: Resources for Medicare beneficiaries.

National Senior Citizen Law Center: A brief overview of Medicaid buy-in programs.

Senior Living: Housing Information, Resources and Programs: Information and resources for seniors and caregivers.

Staying Active in Your Golden Years: Older adults should follow a proper diet and exercise as much as they can.

Caregiving

Families Caring for an Aging America: This report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provides an overview of the prevalence and nature of family caregiving of older adults and its impact on caregiver health, economic security and overall well-being.

Long-Distance Caregiving: Twenty Questions and Answers: This booklet was developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as a gateway to ideas and resources that can help make long-distance caregiving more manageable and satisfying. PACE® is listed as a resource in the booklet.

Health Information

Dialysis Facility Compare: This tool is designed to help people with Medicare learn about Medicare-certified facilities that offer kidney dialysis to patients with end-stage renal disease.

H1N1 Information: The website by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on the H1N1 (swine flu).

Hospice

Find a Hospice Program: Sponsored by the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, this searchable database allows you to find a hospice provider in your area.

Housing

Long-Term Care

American Association of Service Coordinators: This national nonprofit membership organization serves those involved in the growing field of service-enhanced housing.

Healthfinder: This site has comprehensive Web links on many health topics, such as choosing a health plan, long-term care planning, frauds and complaints.

National Association for Home Care (NAHC): Consumer Information: An online consumer guide for choosing a home care provider.