The most up-to-date COVID-19 information and resources will be found at the RI Department of Health’s COVID-19 page here: https://covid.ri.gov/. Below are some resource CHWARI would also like you to be aware of.
Mobile Testing Sites Open in Providence & West Warwick – 1/23
In response to surge, RI Department of Health has opened testing sites in densely populated and affected areas. Read more: https://chwari.org/covid-19-test-sites-opened-in-providence-west-warwick/
Long Covid Social Media Toolkit
Long COVID is a real condition that is impacting millions of people. To help us spread awareness of this condition and encourage conversations between people who think they have Long COVID and healthcare providers, please share the messages and images in the our new social media toolkit on your social platforms and through any additional channels you deem appropriate. This toolkit is translated in to 12 languages and was created in collaboration with the Long COVID Initiative at Brown University.
Vaccine Promoting Social media tools from Black Doctors & Nurses
Social Media Tools from Black Doctors and Nurses to encourage people to get the COVID vaccine.https://www.greaterthancovid.org/theconversation/toolkit/
cOVID-19 fACT sHEETS IN SIX LANGUAGES
The RI Department of Health has created a website that is updated regularly with the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), including COVID-19 fact Sheets available in six languages: English, Spanish, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese.
These Fact Sheets have special instructions on face masks and making disinfectant. More will be translated soon!
Mental Health and Addiction Resources
Overcoming Addiction During Covid-19 an article that discusses ways to avoid alcohol addiction during these difficult times and provide treatments
Can Depression Lead to Substance Use? Describes symptoms of depression and provides treatment options to help those who are struggling
Covid-19 & Addiction An article that explains the risks of being untreated and provides treatment options for those who are struggling
Pandemic Problem Drinking explains signs of addiction and provides sober activities for individuals to practice
For those hoping to find help in their local areas, here’s a free directory to locate the nearest treatment facilities