We hope that these resources will help us all stay educated about COVID-19 and how we can keep ourselves and our neighbors healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Feeling anxious, angry, frustrated, afraid, and overwhelmed are normal and understandable responses to situations like this.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a quickly evolving situation and the best place to find current updates are on the World Health Organization’s website (https://www.who.int/), on the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s website (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html). Locally, you can learn more about Tennessee’s response and find your local health department here: https://www.tn.gov/health/health-program-areas/localdepartments.html.
Here is what to do if you are part of the population at higher risk of developing complications from COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/specific-groups/high-risk-complications.html
Here are recommendations for faith-based organizations on how to respond to COVID-19. This includes developing a buddy system to check in with one another and assess needs: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/organizations/guidance-community-faith-organizations.html
Here is information on caring for our mental health and the mental health of our children and loved ones in light of the COVID-19 pandemic: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/about/coping.html
Here you can find helpful suggestions for how to talk with children about COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/schools-childcare/talking-with-children.html