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Added Wednesday, April 01, 2020 by Action Alliance

Responding to COVID-19: Resources

The Action Alliance has collected resources that deal with issues around responding to COVID-19, or Coronavirus, in our communities. We hope these not only provide needed information, but also help center disability justice, community care, and trauma-informed care in our response to this situation. Click on any of the links below for additional information.

General Resources
The Virginia Department of Health’s COVID-19 Website
How To Prepare Your Home for Coronavirus
Coronavirus and Parenting
ental Health and COVID-19
ACLU's Hotline email for families and friends of invercerated people to report issues with government response to COVID-19:
Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19
Futures Without Violence: Resources for Kids and Families
Useful Resources for Children and Families During the COVID-19 Crisis
Legal Aid Justice Center “Know Your Rights” COVID-19 Video Series
Free Virtual Therapy from the Boris L. Henson Foundation during COVID-19
Tips for Helping a Friend Experiencing Domestic Abuse during COVID-19
Domestic Violence, Disability and COVID-19

Resources for SDVAs

When rendering Services:
NNEDV: Using Technology to Communicate With Survivors During a Public Health Crisis
NNEDV: Digital Written Consent to Share Information
National DV Hotline: Staying Safe During COVID-19
Your Rights as a Tenant During COVID-19 Outbreak (en español)
Corrections Agencies and Rape Crisis Centers Working Together: Five Things to Know About Confidentiality
Video Conferencing & Digital Communication Platforms: Comparison Chart
United States Interagency Council on Homelessness
Resources to Address the Housing Needs of Survivors in the CARES Act
Practical Privacy Tips
Preventing & Managing the Spread of COVID-19 Within Domestic Violence Programs

For Staff:
Paid Leave During COVID Crisis Guidance
Using CoC Program Funds for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
NNEDV: How to Operate as a Remote Workplace During a Public Health Crisis
NNEDV: COVID-19 Coalition Guidance for Programs
Futures Without Violence: COVID-19 Resource List

Social Justice and COVID-19 Response
“Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens” episode of the Healing Justice Podcast
Caring Across Distance: Some Things to Consider Before Movement Gatherings During COVID-19 by Maryse Mitchell-Brody
Social Justice in a Time of Social Distancing by Kenneth Bailey and Lori Lobenstein
The COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Please Stop Treating Me Like I’m Disposable When You Talk About The Coronavirus
Additional Resources for Facing Coronavirus/COVID-19 from Adrienne Maree Brown
Preparing for Coronavirus Crisis: As Organizers, It’s Time To Do What We Do Best from
Autonomous Groups Are Mobilizing Mutual Aid Initiatives To Combat The Coronavirus from It's Going Down
Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19 from the NDN Collective
Climate Justice Alliance Calls for a Just Recovery Response to COVID-19 that Centers the Most Vulnerable
Coronavirus: Wisdom from a Social Justice Lens podcast from

Social Distancing Activities/Events/Resources

Drawing Lessons by Mo Willems at the Kennedy Center
A children’s story read aloud every day (#gadbookclub on Twitter)
Netflix Party app for Chrome -- watch movies together and chat from a distance
Google Arts & Culture partnership with museums -- view exhibits at home
Online AA meetings during COVID-19
Resource list of online learning opportunities for kids and adults
Education companies offering free subscriptions during COVID-19

Mutal Aid and Community Care
Autonomous Groups Are Mobilizing Mutual Aid Initiatives to Combat the Coronavirus
Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19

Disability Justice
Please Stop Treating Me Like I’m Disposable When You Talk About The Coronavirus
Half-Assed Disabled Prepper Survival Tips for Preparing for a Coronavirus Quarantine by Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha


Racial Justice
Asian American Feminist Antibodies: Care in the Time of Coronavirus (a zine from Asian American Feminist Collective & Bluestockings NYC)
Protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander Working People During COVID-19 
Black Lives Matter Global Network Responses to COVID-19 Ethnicity Data

Sexual and Reproductive Justice
The COVID-19 Outbreak: Potential Fallout for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Sexual & Reproductive Health Resources During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Environmental Justice
Climate Justice Alliance: Calls for a Just Recovery Response to COVID-19 the Centers the Most Vulnerable

Worker and Tenant Rights
Know Your Rights: Emergency Paid Sick Days and Paid Leave for Child Care and Coronavirus fact sheet from National Partnership for Women & Families
Virginia Poverty Law Center resource on Tenant Rights during COVID-19

Art and Poetry for this moment
in the corona (a poem by Adrienne Maree Brown)
Wash Your Hands (a poem by Dori Midnight)
Pandemic (a poem by Lynn Ungar)
Downloadable/printable art posters related to COVID-19 and social distancing
Love in the Time of Corona zine

Also from NNEDV:
Cybersecurity Alert: Hackers Use Interactive Malicious COVID-19 Map to Spread Malware

The COVID-19 outbreak is developing faster than information can be spread to the public. It is a natural response to want to find whatever information is available as a means of coping with the uncertainty. Unfortunately, bad actors understand this impulse and are actively exploiting our desire for the latest information on COVID-19.

Malware intelligence researchers have discovered several malicious websites that purported to have an up-to-date map of worldwide COVID-19 cases. Visiting the website could allow hackers to place malicious software on your computer that can be used to steal your passwords, bank information, and other sensitive information.

This is a good time to remind yourself of good cyber-security practices. Avoid unknown or suspicious websites. Verify links in email or elsewhere before clicking on them. Always hover over links to find where they go before clicking and make sure you have taken steps to secure your personal computer and home network against cyber threats. Avoid using public/open wifi where possible to reduce information theft.

Online Tech Resources
National Cyber Awareness System / Home Network Security
Interactive Malicious Covid-19 Map to Spread Malware
Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware
Battling online coronavirus scams with facts
Malicious coronavirus map hides AZORult info-stealing malware
Battling online coronavirus scams with facts
State-sponsored hackers are now using coronavirus lures to infect their targets