Information and Resources for Current Outbreak of Coronavirus

In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to ensure that our staff and members are placing their health and wellbeing at the forefront. It is important that we adapt how we work in the near term to ensure as best we can that we are prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and members. 

In accordance with CDC and WHO protocols of social distancing, Mothers Out Front staff and member leaders will be looking at how we creatively continue to move our campaigns forward in a digital capacity while also ensuring access to all who need it. 

Some ways we’ll be moving digital include:

  • Moving portions of upcoming state leader meetings to online gatherings
  • Host trainings in messaging, social media and other digital tools to help teams move campaigns to a digital space
  • Offer training videos to support digital work
  • Offer digital campaign tools to create social media, call-in and email, etc., campaigns to teams

We will be updating this page frequently with the latest information and resources. If you have a resource you'd like to contribute, please email michele.gielis@mothersoutfront.org.


 

LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING CALENDAR

For more trainings coming up soon, please click here to view our calendar of workshops

 


 

Visit this page often for more listings on our training schedule! Please email michele.gielis@mothersoutfront.org with any requests for trainings you do not see listed here.

 

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PREVENTION

Mothers Out Front wants our members to be safe and healthy while working in their communities during this outbreak of coronavirus.  Please be aware of the preventative actions that you can take as recommended by the CDC.

 

VIDEO:  CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19):

 

CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
    • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.

 

Click here for 10 practical tips to help avoid coronavirus when you leave the house from CNET.com

 

For more information:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/summary.html

 

 


RESOURCES

Click here to view/download Mothers Out Front's Guidelines for Communicating during COVID-19 Outbreak.

Click below for the Mothers Out Front Calendars to check our online events/webinars:

National

California

Massachusetts

New York

Virginia

Information on COVID-19:

CDC:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

WHO:  https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

WHO has released these guidelines, relating specifically to mass protest gatherings and youth-led climate strikes.

Comprehensive resource from the NAACP for the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 Resources for Indigenous Peoples

National Alliance on Mental Illness - COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

How to be Safe and Resilient, an hour-long course that is free and accessible to anyone, launched March 20th  by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. It includes information, like how long the virus can live on different surfaces and tips on staying connected.

State COVID-19 Information/Resources:

Arkansas | California | ColoradoConnecticut | Delaware |  FloridaGeorgia | Indiana | MarylandMassachusetts | Minnesota | New Hampshire

New York State | North CarolinaOregonPennsylvania | Texas | Virginia |  Washington State

Yale Climate Connections: Key readings about climate change and coronavirus

 

Mutual aid and assistance

 

Self and Family Care

CDC resources for Managing Anxiety and Stress

Finding steady ground: strengthening our spirits to resist and thrive in these times.

 

Equity and Justice

Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity, The Opportunity Agenda, Elizabeth Johnsen, March 9, 2020 

Decolonizing Community Care in Response to COVID-19, NDNCollective.org, Jade Begay, March 13, 2020

 


Need to have some meetings online?

Zoom offers a full-featured Basic Plan for free with unlimited meetings. Try Zoom for as long as you like - there is no trial period. Your Basic plan has a 40 minutes time limit on meetings with three or more total participants. For more information about Zoom, ciick here. (Update: Zoom may have lifted the 40 minute time limit as of March 19th.)


Google Hangouts Meet - Google is rolling out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Tips on having an effective virtual meeting from Amnesty International.

 

Kids home?  Here are some great resources:

Educational

From 500 Women Scientists: COVID-19: EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR KIDS

"Click here to join Sunrise School and learn the skills you need to confront the crises we face."

Scholastic Work at Home: Day-by-Day Projects to keep kids reading, thinking and growing

Khan Academy, a non-profit organization with daily schedules and lesson plans for students ages 4-18 to keep them learning.

Rainforest Alliance: Environmental Curricula for Schools

Parenting during coronavirus: What to know about play dates, education and more. Washington Post, March 14, 2020

Click here for a sample family schedule (planned and actual) from a fellow Mother Out Front

 

For fun and education:

Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video), Travel & Leisure, March 12, 2020

The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World [Art, History, Science, and Technology]

Need to Get Outside? These 5 National Parks Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take From the Comfort of Home (Video)

Audible.com just made hundreds of audiobooks available for free

Professional Photographers of America (PPA) 1,100+ Online Photo Classes Are Currently Free; just click here to create your free account.

Nikon is offering free photography classes for the month of April.

Guitar Salon International and Elite Guitarist have teamed up to offer free guitar instruction for 30 days.

 

 

Ways to think about shifting our work to online:

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Handy tips from our partner Nationbuilder on how to transform your in-person events into engaging online experiences


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