Coronavirus Response and Advocacy Resources for Health Chairs

Updated 4/6/20

NAACP webpage – Coronavirus and Our Communities 

NAACP | Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Vaccine Information | Report Discrimination | Tell Us Your Story | Submit a Question | View Equity Resource Guide | View Policy Briefs, Statements, and Letters | Resources | Donate Getting vaccinated and determining which vaccine is best for you and your family is a personal decision that requires clear, trusted information about every option currently available to the public.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Landing Page on Coronavirus 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC provides credible COVID-19 health information to the U.S.

CDC Print Resources 

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Main Federal Government Website on Coronavirus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Resources and information on the COVID-19 pandemic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other government agencies

Expanded ACA Enrollment Period for the Uninsured 

Eleven States Now Letting Uninsured Sign Up for Obamacare (Published 2020)

More coronavirus care will be covered in many states. Federal officials are considering similar action for the state markets they run. Eleven states and the District of Columbia have opened enrollment under the Affordable Care Act to allow laid-off workers to get subsidized health insurance, and the Trump administration, which has been gunning to repeal the law, is considering opening the federal exchange to new customers.

Families USA – State Health Coverage Strategies for COVID-19

State Health Coverage Strategies for COVID-19 – Families Usa

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, state policymakers are faced with difficult and critically important problems. Many people may lack comprehensive health insurance to get screened and treated without financial barriers to access. Many others, potentially in the millions, will be losing employer-sponsored insurance (ESI). While awaiting additional federal support, many governors, state legislators, Medicaid agencies, […]

2-1-1 Coronavirus Help Page (for general info, connection to help for essential services)

http://www.211.org/services/covid19

Benefits.gov Information on Unemployment Assistance by State and Coronavirus Help Center

US Small Business Administration – COVID-19-related Small Business Guidance and Loan Resources 

Free Tech Company Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak

Updated: Free Resources for Schools During COVID-19 Outbreak — THE Journal

In response to the number of states, districts and schools that are shuttering schools to students in response to fears about the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), education technology companies have stepped forward to help educators reach students in virtual ways. (Updated September 14)

National Alliance on Mental Illness COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

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Council on Black Health – What Coronavirus Means for Black Communities 

Coronavirus Update | Council on Black Health

The Council on Black Health (CBH) remains committed to the advancement of the health and well-being of Black children, adults, families, and communities. CBH generates and uses research findings to develop and evaluate novel solutions that work in metropolitan areas with large Black populations as well as in rural Black communities.

Articles on disparities, marginalization and/or racism 

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate

The coronavirus entered Milwaukee from a white, affluent suburb. Then it took root in the city’s black community and erupted. As public health officials watched cases rise in March, too many in the community shrugged off warnings. Rumors and conspiracy theories proliferated on social media, pushing the bogus idea that black people are somehow immune to the disease.

Social Distancing Is a Privilege
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/05/opinion/coronavirus-social-distancing.html 

Louisiana Prisons Lag in Inmate Releases as Coronavirus Spreads Behind Bars

Louisiana prisons lag in inmate releases as coronavirus spreads behind bars

A line of men filed out the front gates of Baton Rouge’s jail Friday afternoon, headed back out into freedom. They were just a few of the many recent inmate releases that have dramatically trimmed Louisiana jail populations as the novel coronavirus threatens to spread rapidly behind bars.

Poverty Is the Virus that Puts Us at COVID-19 Risk

Poverty is the virus that puts us at COVID-19 risk

Throughout American history public crises have exposed issues too long ignored in our common life. World War II, in which African-Americans from the South fought for democracy abroad, exposed the need to make democracy real at home.

US Government is Urged to Release Race, Ethnicity Data on COVID-19 Cases 

U.S. government is urged to release race, ethnicity data on covid-19 cases

Please Note The Washington Post is providing this important information about the coronavirus for free. For more free coverage of the coronavirus pandemic, sign up for our Coronavirus Updates newsletter where all stories are free to read.

Data and articles showing race, class and/or geographic differences 

Illinois Department of Health 

COVID-19 Statistics

Total Cases # Deaths # Probable Deaths # Total Tests Performed* # Recovery Rate** # *Total molecular and antigen tests performed and reported electronically for testing of COVID-19 at IDPH, commercial or hospital laboratories. All numbers displayed are provisional and will change.

Louisiana Department of Health 

Louisiana Coronavirus COVID-19 | Department of Health | State of Louisiana

If you have questions about coronavirus, please contact the Louisiana 211 Network by dialing dial 211. Or, you can text the keyword LACOVID to 898-211 for the most current information about the outbreak as it becomes available. Feeling stressed or anxious? We’re here to talk.

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services

COVID-19 North Carolina Dashboard

Knowing when to dial up or down measures that slow the spread of the virus depends on North Carolina’s testing, tracing and trends. This dashboard provides an overview on the metrics and capacities that the state is following.

Articles on Chicago data

Over 70 Percent Of City Coronavirus Deaths Are African Americans

CHICAGO – Black Chicagoans make up more than half of the new coronavirus cases and over 70 percent of the city’s COVID-19 deaths, public health officials said Monday.

EDITORIAL: Why COVID-19 is raging through Chicago’s black neighborhoods – and what must be done

Monday brought another grim statistic about the coronavirus to Chicago: African Americans are catching the disease and dying from it at an alarmingly higher rate than the rest of us. It is indeed, as Mayor Lori Lightfoot said, a “public health red alarm.”

Articles on Brooklyn, NY data

Bed-Stuy Area Tallies At Least 1,500 Coronavirus Cases: Data

BEDFORD-STUYVESANT, BROOKLYN – The patchwork of zip codes covering Bed-Stuy and parts of its surrounding neighborhoods have at least 1,500 confirmed coronavirus cases, according to city data. A long-awaited breakdown of coronavirus cases by neighborhood released Wednesday shows Bed-Stuy and other lower-income places in Brooklyn have been particularly hard hit by the outbreak.

City map breaks down positive coronavirus tests by ZIP code

The New York City Department of Health has released a map showing the percentage of tests for the novel coronavirus that came back positive in each ZIP code across the city as of March 31.

Miscellaneous articles

When Will COVID-19 Peak? A State-by-State Analysis 

When will COVID-19 peak? A state-by-state analysis

Peak demand for hospital resources due to COVID-19 is expected by mid-April in the U.S., according to an analysis from the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle. The study presents estimates of predicted health service utilization and deaths due to COVID-19 for each state in the U.S.

Preliminary Estimates of the Prevalence of Selected Underlying Health Conditions Among COVID-19 Patients

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Coronavirus in Africa Tracker

Coronavirus in Africa Tracker: How many covid-19 cases & where? [Latest] | African Arguments

Updated multiple times daily. Live map, information, graphs of confirmed coronavirus (COVID19) cases in Africa. Recommended other readings.

New England Journal of Medicine – Summary of Select Epidemiological Reports Examining the Clinical Profiles of Patients with COVID-19 in China

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