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07/07/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 7/7/2020. This guidance is to address the general workflow safety concerns of laboratory personnel during the COVID-19 pandemic, including guidance on social distancing, face coverings, and personal hygiene and disinfection. All laboratories should perform site- and activity-specific risk assessments to determine the most appropriate safety measures to implement for particular circumstances. (Text)
07/03/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 7/3/2020. This web page provides information about the CDC Influenza SARS-CoV-2 (Flu SC2) Multiplex Assay, which is a real-time reverse-transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test that detects and differentiates RNA from SARS-CoV-2, influenza A virus, and influenza B virus in upper or lower respiratory specimens. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for this test on July 2, 2020. Test kits are in production and will be shipped to public health laboratories once production, including quality control and assembly, has been completed. (Text)
06/29/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 6/29/2020. This web page, updated on June 29, 2020, provides COVID-19 Health Considerations and Tools, and More Information to Plan, Prepare, and Respond for retirement communities and independent living. (Text)
06/23/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 6/23/2020. This web page, updated on June 23, 2020, provides information and resources about COVID-19 for state, local, territorial, and tribal health departments. Information topics are Key Resources; Financial Resources; Contact Tracing; Surveillance and Data Analytics; Infection Control and Prevention; Staffing Resources; Laboratory Capacity; Communication Materials; Community Mitigation; and State, Local, Territorial, and Tribal Health Department Search. (Text)
06/23/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 6/23/2020. This document, updated on June 23, 2020, aims to guide Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) staff providing technical assistance for COVID-19 rapid response team (RRT) capacity development at the national and sub-national levels during an active COVID-19 response. It is a disease-specific addendum to the general guidance document for RRT establishment and management: Guidance for U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Staff for the Establishment and Management of Public Health Rapid Response Teams for Disease Outbreaks. (Text)
06/17/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health [Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences] (NCDMPH). Published: 6/17/2020. This one-hour webinar highlights human performance issues and mental health concerns of healthcare workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Experts in public health, behavioral health, psychiatry, and traumatic stress discuss the COVID-19 pandemic's direct impact on healthcare workers. (Video or Multimedia)
05/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 5/2020. This four-page brief underlines key considerations when appraising the context in which an outbreak occurs. It gives guidance on the relevant social science knowledge available and can result in a summary that comprises critical knowledge on a certain area in granular detail, and highlights key areas for additional primary data collection. This summary can then be used to advocate for appropriate and contextualized response mechanisms. (PDF)
04/30/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 4/30/2020. This web page provides COVID-19 communication resources and tools, including Guidance Documents; Videos; Image Library; Print Resources; Public Service Announcements; Resources for Travelers; Resources for Limited-English-Proficient-Populations; and CDC's Responder Stories. (Video or Multimedia)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This four-page case study explains how an anthropologist negotiated a medically safe burial for a pregnant woman who had died of Ebola virus disease (EVD) in a Kissi community at the beginning of the 2014 Ebola epidemic in Guinea. It shows the flexibility in funeral traditions in the face of a public health crisis, and provides important insights for public health authorities in how to negotiate safe burials with affected communities that address local obligations and respect. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This four-page case study draws on an investigation of lessons from the 2013-2016 West African Ebola virus disease (EVD) crisis, and discusses how the variation in social context, political setting, aetiological agent, time horizon, geography, and a whole host of other factors, makes each emergency unique. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This four-page case study details how the International Rescue Committee team in Liberia used a psychosocial lens to gain a different perspective and open ways forward to better respond to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2016. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This four-page brief highlights key considerations for taking a psychosocial approach to working in the context of an epidemic. It gives guidance on how responders can protect and promote psychosocial well-being and "do no harm" in their actions. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This eight-page brief sets out key considerations for events related to death, burial, funerals (rites, ceremonies, and practices), and mourning in the context of the global outbreak of the COVID-19. Further participatory inquiry should be undertaken, but given ongoing transmission, conveying key considerations for adapted end-of-life, mortuary, burial, and funeral practices and related community engagement have been prioritized. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This three-page note sets out key considerations in relation to COVID-19 during the holy month of Ramadan on the continent of Africa. It provides evidence to support design of protective public health policies, alternative practices, and reduction of risk. Anthrologica was commissioned to produce this brief. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This eight-page brief provides key considerations related to COVID-19 in the context of prisons, jails, and similar detention facilities. It summarizes the particular risks associated with an outbreak of COVID-19 in prisons in low-and middle-income countries, and highlights approaches that may be used to mitigate those risks. It was developed by Anthrologica. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Social Science in Humanitarian Action Platform (SSHAP). Published: 4/2020. This eight-page brief considers the rationale for shielding individuals at high risk of severe disease or death from COVID-19 in low- and middle-income countries. It provides an overview of proposed approaches to shielding, discusses the categories of individuals who may be identified for shielding, and outlines the likely difficulties of these measures and ways to mitigate them. (PDF)

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