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10/16/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/16/2020. This web page, updated on October 16, 2020, outlines reporting requirements for laboratories for collecting and sending COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 laboratory testing data. It also details how to report using standard terminology. (Text)
10/16/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/16/2020. This web page, updated on October 16, 2020, provides tips and considerations for how employers can partner with state, tribal, local, or territorial (STLT) health departments and work with their employees on COVID-19 case investigation and contact tracing, which may lower the need for business closures to prevent the spread of the disease. (Text)
10/16/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 10/16/2020. This seven-page document provides guidance for planning the discharge and ending of isolation of COVID-19 patients. It is provided in the context of all European Union/European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries and the United Kingdom continuing to experience varying degrees of community transmission of SARS-CoV-2. (PDF)
10/15/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 10/15/2020. This 26-page report provides an analysis of the external quality assessment (EQA) for the antimicrobial susceptibility testing (AST) performance of laboratories participating in the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) in 2019. (PDF)
10/15/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 10/15/2020. ASPR’s COVID-19 Response Assistance Field Team (CRAFT) has spent the last several months traveling the country engaging with local communities and supporting their COVID-19 response efforts in a variety of areas (e.g., K-12 schools and institutes of higher education, critical infrastructure businesses, and outreach to at-risk populations). This TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange) landing page provides links to CRAFT Resource Collections. (Text)
10/15/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/15/2020. This web page provides example evaluation questions, indicators, and data sources to help institutions of higher education, their administrators, public health agencies, and evaluation professionals to monitor and evaluate the implementation and impact of COVID-19 mitigation strategies in institutions of higher education on transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. (Text)
10/15/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: National Institute for Health Research. Published: 10/15/2020. This rapid and dynamic review draws on the lived experience of COVID-19 patients and expert consensus, as well as published evidence, to better understand the impact of ongoing effects of COVID-19, how health and social care services should respond, and what future research questions might be. (Text)
10/14/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/14/2020. This web page provides guidance on the regulatory requirements for SARS-CoV-2 point-of-care (POC) testing, using POC tests safely, and information on reporting POC test results. POC tests, such as some rapid tests for diagnosing an infectious disease, provide results within minutes of the test being administered, allowing for rapid decisions about patient care. POC tests can also extend testing to communities and populations that cannot readily access care. (Text)
10/14/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/14/2020. With the possibility of one or more COVID-19 vaccines becoming available before the end of the year, this web page lists 10 things healthcare professionals need to know about where those plans currently stand. (Text)
10/14/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). Published: 10/14/2020. This 14-page report summarizes a study that examined how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected schools recovering from recent natural disasters; the support the U.S. Department of Education has provided to help schools recover from recent natural disasters and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected schools’ use of these resources; and how recovery efforts from recent natural disasters were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. (PDF)
10/14/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 10/14/2020. This 232-page annual report provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the tuberculosis (TB) epidemic, and of progress in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of the disease, at global, regional and country levels. In recognition of the enormous health, social, and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the report includes a provisional assessment of how the pandemic will affect the TB epidemic, people with TB, and progress toward global TB targets. (PDF)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/13/2020. These interim considerations, updated on October 13, 2020, are for COVID-19 testing in school settings and are intended for K-12 school administrators working in collaboration with their state, tribal, local, and territorial (STLT) public health officials. (Text)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Published: 10/13/2020. This 17-page report confirms how extreme weather events have come to dominate the disaster landscape in the 21st century. It focuses primarily on the staggering rise in climate-related disasters over the last 20 years, and is also a commentary on the need to strengthen disaster risk governance for the entire range of natural hazards and man-made hazards, including related environmental, technological, and biological hazards and risks. (PDF)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 10/13/2020. This nine-page guidance was issued to provide a policy to help expand access to certain FDA-cleared molecular assays intended for detection and identification of influenza (flu) viruses, including those molecular influenza assays that also detect and identify respiratory syncytial viruses (RSV), during the influenza season and for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. (PDF)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/13/2020. This web page provides COVID-19 tools and resources intended for use by healthcare workers in non-U.S. healthcare settings. (Text)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 10/13/2020. This one-hour, 26-minute webinar highlights approaches to good participatory practices, tips, and tools for COVID-19 research and response, providing practical examples of how these methods work to engage and empower communities through their involvement. (Video or Multimedia)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Published: 10/13/2020. This survey, a joint project between the Kaiser Family Foundation and ESPN’s The Undefeated, explores the public’s views and experiences on the topics of health care, racial discrimination, and the coronavirus pandemic, with a special focus on Black adults, a group that has borne a disproportionate burden of COVID-19 cases and deaths. (Text)
10/13/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR). Published: 10/13/2020. In this one-hour, seven-minute presentation, experts answer questions on the key issues related to disaster displacement and the tools available to address displacement risk in disaster risk reduction strategies, focusing particularly on the Words into Action Guidelines on Disaster Displacement. (Video or Multimedia)
10/12/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Cochrane Library. Published: 10/12/2020. The goal of this 425-page study was to continually assess, as more evidence becomes available, whether convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin transfusion is effective and safe in treatment of people with COVID‐19. (PDF)
10/09/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 10/9/2020. This three-page fact sheet informs healthcare providers of the significant known and potential risks and benefits of the emergency use of the AdviseDx SARS-CoV-2 IgM assay. The AdviseDx SARS-CoV-2 IgM assay is authorized for the qualitative detection of IgM antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in human serum, serum separator tube, and plasma (dipotassium EDTA, tripotassium EDTA, lithium heparin, lithium heparin separator tube, sodium heparin). (PDF)
10/08/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Published: 10/8/2020. Speakers in this one-hour, three-minute webinar discuss systemic racism, health disparities, COVID-19, and the unprecedented social and economic stress impacting individuals, families, and communities across cultures, generations, genders, and racial groups. They cite tools for supporting individuals as they develop healing and resiliency around complex trauma. (Video or Multimedia)
10/07/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Infectious Diseases (CDC OID). Published: 10/7/2020. This web page provides healthcare workers with a clinical decision algorithm to guide care advice messages regarding COVID-19. (Text)
10/02/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Alliance for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action. Published: 10/2/2020. This web page provides links to the documents in this toolkit, which contains essential information on how to promote and implement the Child Protection Minimum Standards in diverse humanitarian settings from refugee contexts to infectious disease outbreaks and beyond. (Text)
10/02/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). Published: 10/2/2020. The purpose of this web page is to provide infection prevention and control guidance for the medical evacuation of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 by air, based on current PHAC COVID-19 guidance and the PHAC Routine Practices and Additional Precautions guidance. (Text)
10/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: National Academies Press (NAP). Published: 10/2020. This 83-page report summarizes presentations from airport industry leaders who discussed current and ongoing practices to get passenger confidence back to aid in airport recovery during a virtual Airport Cooperative Research Program Insight Event on May 28, 2020. Specific topics presented the aviation industry with challenges that are mutually shared by all partners, including safety, public confidence, and financial sustainability. (Text)
10/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Rockefeller Foundation. Published: 10/2020. This 18-page document aims to aid discussion around whether and how to reopen schools by helping school administrators to assess the risk of SARS-CoV-2 in their schools, and identifying key considerations in developing a screening program to regularly test students and staff for the virus to support schools to open in-person more safely. (PDF)
10/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: International Labour Organization (ILO). Published: 10/2020. This web page provides recordings from the XXII World Congress Special Session: COVID-19 and OSH, held on October 5-6, 2020, with topics that included Innovations in Addressing COVID-19, and The Changing World of Work and COVID-19. (Video or Multimedia)
10/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 10/2020. This 74-page document details several aspects of vector-borne diseases, including malaria, dengue, and Zika, that raise significant ethical issues. The primary audience for this guidance is persons working directly in vector-borne disease prevention and control, including program managers, researchers, and field workers. The goal is to help readers recognize aspects of their work that raise significant ethical challenges and to respond to these challenges in accordance with internationally accepted values and norms. (PDF)
10/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Child Care Aware of America. Published: 10/2020. This 25-page report provides information about a survey conducted by Yale University of more than 55,000 child care providers from May and June 2020 in the United States that helps provide some answers to the safety of child care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. (PDF)
09/30/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Child Care Aware of America. Published: 9/30/2020. This one-page flowchart details what to do if a child in child care displays an illness consistent with COVID-19, or if parents, guardians, or caregivers report a child to have recent contact with a person with COVID-19. (PDF)
09/25/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Naval Postgraduate School, Center for Homeland Security and Defense. Published: 9/25/2020. This web page provides information and links for a webinar series discussing the challenges and emerging model practices for housing, sheltering, and congregate population management during the COVID-19 pandemic. (Video or Multimedia)
09/17/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Published: 9/17/2020. Participants in this one-hour webinar will learn to summarize the evidence from peer-reviewed publications of COVID-19-associated venous thromboembolism (VTE); describe proposed mechanisms by which COVID-19 may increase the risk for VTE; and recount the latest guidelines for preventing VTE in patients who are hospitalized for COVID-19. (Video or Multimedia)
08/31/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Enhancing Learning and Research for Humanitarian Assistance (ELRHA). Published: 8/31/2020. This 27-page report summarizes a study called “Humanizing the design of the Ebola response in DRC: Anthropological research on humane designs of Ebola treatment and care to build trust for better health,” which examined how humane designs of treatment and care at Ebola Treatment Centers (ETCs) influence the formation of trust into the response to the Ebola virus disease epidemic in Democratic Republic of Congo. (PDF)
07/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Sphere Project. Published: 7/2020. This 12-page document details how individuals, communities, humanitarian actors, and local and national authorities can best respond to uphold the rights of all affected people during the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics include inclusion of older people and people with disabilities, education in emergencies, and child protection. (PDF)
05/27/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Trust for America's Health. Published: 5/27/2020. This eight-page policy brief highlights the most important action steps needed to ensure Americans’ health security during the COVID-19 pandemic. The brief includes recommendations for policy action within four major issue areas: Funding and coordination, medical countermeasures, healthcare readiness, and equity and resilience. (PDF)
05/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: World Health Organization (WHO). Published: 5/2020. This seven-page document provides pre-COVID-19 hygiene baselines for households and population, schools, and health care facilities, and provides additional resources. (PDF)
04/15/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Global Handwashing Partnership (GHP). Published: 4/15/2020. This four-page document describes 10 immediate water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) actions that low-resource healthcare facilities can undertake with limited budget in the near-term (0-3 months) to prepare for and address COVID-19. WHO and UNICEF have also provided input on how to best adapt their Eight Practical Steps in the midst of COVID-19. (PDF)
04/01/2020 12:00 AM EDT

Source: Save the Children International. Published: 4/2020. This web page provides information and links for a webinar series on topics relevant to COVID-19 and humanitarian settings, with questions from audience members from around the globe. READY is led by Save the Children in partnership with the Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs, UK-Med, EcoHealth Alliance, and Mercy Malaysia. (Video or Multimedia)

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