CDC Disaster Response
Emergency Preparedness, Response, and COVID-19
Emergencies and disasters like hurricanes and wildfires won’t stop for the COVID-19 pandemic. Be prepared to keep your family safe and healthy from all hazards during the pandemic. Find the following resources below to help you connect with the help or opportunity you are looking for when disaster strikes:
CDC will continue to provide information about COVID-19 as it becomes available.
Helpful Disaster Response Resources
Tornado & Severe Weather Recovery Efforts (Tornado and Severe Weather Recovery Efforts (tn.gov)
Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event (Tips for Survivors of a Disaster or Other Traumatic Event: (samhsa.gov)
For Kids: Tornado Recovery (tornado_recovery_kids_making_things_better.pdf (nctsn.org)
Coping With Stress - From COVID-19
Information about how to manage stress for you and your child, and resources available to deal with economic impact of COVID-19 (Coping With Stress During COVID-19 | Red Cross)
The American Red Cross Has a Constant and Ongoing Need for Blood and Platelet Donations (What to know about the Coronavirus and Blood Donation | American Red Cross (redcrossblood.org)
Coping with Grief After Community Violence (Tips for Survivors: Coping With Grief After Community Violence (samhsa.gov)
Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth After the Recent Shooting (Microsoft Word - parents_guidelines_for_helping_teens_after_the_recent_attacks _2_ (nctsn.org)
Coping After Mass Violence (coping_after_mass_violence.pdf (nctsn.org)
Volunteers Make A Difference
One of the most impactful ways of dealing with the Stress resulting from disasters is to help others suffering from the same experience. You can begin by finding and engaging in organized response and volunteer opportunities. Here are some resources to consider:
Americorps - Disaster Services Unit
National service support, volunteer and donations management, disaster response and recovery planning, disaster partnership building; and training support. (Disaster Services Unit | AmeriCorps)
Tips for Disaster Responders (Preventing and Managing Stress (samhsa.gov)
Red Cross Disaster Relief Volunteer Opportunities (Become A Disaster Volunteer | American Red Cross)
Collect emergency supplies and create “go kits” for your family. Stock up on personal needs, disinfectant wipes and spray, bar or liquid soap, hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and multiple, clean masks for everyone age 2 or older. Masks should have multiple layers and fit snugly against your face.
Know how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected emergency preparedness and response. And what you can do to keep yourself and others healthy and safe. Pay attention to local guidance for evacuations and shelters. Your shelter location may be different this year because of the pandemic.
Find ways to support your neighbors while taking steps to protect yourself and others in your home and community from COVID-19. For example, you could offer to run essential errands for family members, friends, and neighbors who are older, have mobility issues, or are at increased risk for severe illness.
Helping To Keep Youth Safe During In-person School
CoVid-19 Prevention Strategies
The links below will take you to the CDC website
CDC recommends universal indoor masking, physical distancing to the extent possible, and additional prevention strategies to protect students, teachers, and staff. Schools should not exclude students from in-person learning to keep a minimum distance requirement; layering multiple prevention strategies is essential when physical distancing of at least 3 feet is not possible at all times.
Resources For Better Preparedness
Content Curated From CDC.gov