As we are experiencing a pandemic of a respiratory illness called coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), spreading quickly from person to person, the situation continues to pose a serious public health risk. There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19 and the best way to help prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. This is a challenging time for all of us. Here are some resources that may be helpful as you navigate this crisis.
The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and following the latest guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
We know this is a stressful time and people want to know what they can do right now to protect themselves and their families. That’s why the Red Cross is highlighting some everyday health and preparedness steps that people in the U.S. can take now.
Getting to know your local first responders before an emergency happens is a best practice. Use the following checklist to help plan your interaction with them.
The Red Cross has been organizing the safe collection and distribution of blood and related products for many decades. This service is of vital importance to health care providers across the nation and around the world
Each year Red Cross Chapters across the country train Disaster Volunteers in how to prevent, prepare for, and respond to disasters.
One way to contribute to this effort is by offering your facility as a Red Cross shelter.