Know What to do if You Have COVID-19 Symptoms or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

Washington state produced a series of animations in English and Spanish (15-, 30- and 60-second versions) and associated posters and social media content that repurposes the video content. The goal of these materials is to help people understand what they should do if they have COVID-19 symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19 – get tested, participate in contact tracing, stay home.

Source: Know What to do if You Have COVID-19 Symptoms or Have Been Exposed to COVID-19

  • Amy Reynolds

International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

Understanding people’s concerns about COVID-19, their perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about public health policies, and how they impact what people are (and are not) willing to do will be important for informing policy strategy and how they are communicated, to ensure the best health and economic outcomes.

The iCARE Study will capture key data on people’s awareness, attitudes, and behaviors as they relate to the COVID-19 policies, as well as the impacts that COVID-19 is having on people’s physical and mental health, financial situation, and quality of life.

Data from approximately 250,000 people around the world will be analyzed to understand what government policies are (and are not) influencing behavior and outcomes, and in whom these policies are most or least effective. This data can be used to inform governments on the efficacy of policy measures on both people’s behavior, and on key health and quality of life outcomes.

Source: International COVID-19 Awareness and Responses Evaluation Study

    COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

    This project creates and translates accessible COVID-19 information into different languages to help all patients know when, and how, to seek care. The materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing.

    All of the materials are reviewed and vetted by physicians and medical school faculty members at the Harvard hospitals. These materials are created in collaboration with Harvard Health Publishing. The materials are freely available for download and distribution without copyright restrictions. The project currently supports 35 languages.

    Source: COVID-19 Health Literacy Project

      WHO Advice for Home-Based Care of COVID-19

      This page includes guidance for the public on home-based care practices for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 or those who have come in contact with others who have tested positive. It was originally published in March 2020 and then updated in August 2020.  This is the latest version.

      The updates include:

      • Considerations regarding the IPC requirements for the household to be suitable for caring for COVID-19 patients in the home
      • Clinical monitoring and treatment of COVID-19 patients at home
      • Waste management in the home setting in the context of COVID-19
      • An appendix on the effective implementation of home-care policies

      Source: WHO Advice for Home-Based Care of COVID-19

        COVID-19 Educational Videos (Spanish)

        This is a set of videos developed for the Latino population in Knox County, TN, intended to address misinformation about COVID-19 as well as main communication needs. Topics and themes have been developed based on community input and feedback. Topics include: symptoms of COVID-19, basic actions to keep oneself safe, face mask use, etc.

        Source: COVID-19 Educational Videos (Spanish)

        • Liliana Burbano

        GBV AoR Tools and Resources for COVID-19

        This is living document containing links to resources and guidance on integrating gender and GBV into communications and community engagement efforts. It contains guidance on topics such as gender impacts of COVID-19 and key response actions, contingency planning for COVID-19 outbreaks, and adjusting program COVID-19 affected settings.

        Source: GBV AoR Tools and Resources for COVID-19

          A Guide to WHO’s Guidance on COVID-19

          Since January 2020, WHO has published more than 100 documents about COVID-19. Of these, more than half are detailed technical guidance, on how to find and test cases, how to provide safe and appropriate care for people depending on the severity of their illness, how to trace and quarantine contacts, how to prevent transmission from one person to another, how to protect health care workers, and how to help communities to respond appropriately.

          This page offers a summary of some of the documents WHO has developed for COVID-19 and how they can be used.

          Source: A Guide to WHO’s Guidance on COVID-19

            CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap

            This Roadmap is a planning tool to support communities to organize, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

            It provides key steps in working to respond to COVID-19:

            1. Determine level of transmission
            2. Identify high-risk and vulnerable groups
            3. Coordinate with health authorities and other relevant actors
            4. Protect your community
            5. Communicate key messages
            6. Provide food and essential items
            7. Supply water and sanitation

            Source: CommunityFirst COVID-19 Roadmap

              COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

              The team at VitalTalk crowdsourced this playbook to provide some practical advice to health care professionals on how to talk to their patients about some difficult topics related to COVID-19.

              Building on their experience studying and teaching communication they’ve drawn on their networks to crowdsource the challenges and match them with advice from some of the best clinicians they know.

              Source: COVID-Ready Communication Playbook for Health Professionals

                Questions and Answers about Violence against Women and COVID-19

                This page offers health workers as well as the general public answers to questions about violence against women in the context of COVID-19.

                The questions include:

                Source: Questions and Answers about Violence against Women and COVID-19