Mano en Mano COVID-19 Updates / Mano en Mano Información del COVID-19
Updated: 6 days ago
Last Updated April 3rd, 2020
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Mano en Mano staff will be working from home and we’ve cancelled meetings and events at our office. We don’t know how long this will last, and we’ll update you as we have new information. We are still here for our communities, and here’s how to get in touch with us by phone or text message.
Para reducir la velocidad de transmisión del coronavirus/COVID-19, empleados de Mano en estarán trabajando desde sus casas. Hemos cancelado reuniones y eventos en nuestra oficia. No sabemos cuánto durará esto, y les avisaremos cuando tengamos nueva información. Todavía estamos aquí para nuestras comunidades y pueden contactarnos por teléfono y mensaje de texto usando esta información.
Pou ralanti pwopagasyon coronavirus/COVID-19, ekip de Mano en Mano pral travay nan lakay yo epi nou kansele tout randevou ak evanman nan biwo a. Nou poko konnen konbyen tan sitiyasyon sa ap rete, n ap fè w konnen lè nou resevwa plis enfòmasyon. Nou toujou la pou kominote nou yo, ou mèt kontakte nou isit:
Jessica Hardwick (207) 745-7988
Edith Flores (207) 745-0479
Leslie Monroy (207) 598-8923
Rose Gruszecki (207) 745-2064
Sean Douglas (207) 598-8925
Maine Mobile Health Prgogram (MMHP)
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What is going on?
CDC Fact Sheets: Available in English and Spanish
What should you know? PLEASE REFER TO CDC FOR CURRENT INFORMATION.
The World Health Organization has classified the Coronavirus DIsease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak as a pandemic. We are trying to slow the spread.
Coronavirus refers to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) which causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The CDC anticipates that most people will become infected, and most people will have a mild flu-like illness. People with chronic medical conditions or the elderly are vulnerable to getting very sick and dying. The CDC has identified patients with diabetes, heart problems, lung problems, or patients on dialysis as being particularly at risk.
Mano en Mano serves communities that are at risk for many reasons including racism, poverty, and anti-immigrant bias which result in high prevalence of chronic medical conditions, social isolation, language barriers, and victimization.
Mano en Mano stands with our communities. We know that the communities that we work with need reassurance, support, and continued celebration.
There are basic things we can do to protect ourselves and our communities since the virus itself is very fragile and likely spread by a) being directly coughed on (unlikely) or b) touching an infected surface and then touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
Don’t Panic, but Be Careful! (Fred Hutch Research Center, Seattle):
Work from home
Limit attendance at events with large groups of people (more than 10)
Stay home if you are feeling ill
Take your temperature daily. If you get a fever, self-isolate and call your doctor
Implement good hand-washing practices. It is extremely important to wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Cover coughs and sneezes in your elbow or in a tissue (then toss).
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as doorknobs.
Begin some preparations in anticipation of supply-chain shortages, such as ensuring you have sufficient supplies (30 days) of prescription medicines and a two-week supply of food and other necessary household goods.
Don’t panic-buy. Purchasing items unnecessarily increases strain on supply chains and can make it difficult to ensure that everyone can get the supplies they need.
Viruses don’t discriminate, and neither should you!