FW: Updated Federal and R2 Jurisdiction Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

From: "Sharon Rawlins srawlins@njstatelib.org [NJYAC]" ...@njstatelib.org>
Subject: FW: Updated Federal and R2 Jurisdiction Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
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Date: March 25th 2020

Please excuse cross postings


I’ve been on the NIH’s listserv for a while but haven’t been sharing the information with you. But, I thought these COVID-19 resources might be helpful.





All the best,


Sharon Rawlins, MLS

Youth Services Specialist for Lifelong Learning

NJ State Library

185 West State St.

P.O. Box 520

Trenton, NJ 08625-0520

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609-278-2650 – fax

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From: ACF R02 Family <R02F...@LIST.NIH.GOV> On Behalf Of Andrews, Barbara L. (ACF)
Sent: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11:55 AM
Subject: Updated Federal and R2 Jurisdiction Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources


For your information and sharing . . .


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

(Updated 03/25/2020; 11:00 AM EDT; “New!” resources to this list are noted)


PLEASE NOTEThese sites are updated regularly, please visit to access updated Information.



The White House: www.coronavirus.gov

·       15 Days to Slow the Spread (The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America):  https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_8.5x11_315PM.pdf


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/

·       The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:


·       (NEW!) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued “Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness,” available at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/homeless-shelters/unsheltered-homelessness.html 


·       Administration for Children and Families:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/

·       Stay Safe and Informed about COVID-19: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/helpful-resources-for-covid-19 .    Link to “Key Resources” and “Help for Your Family and Community” (“Talking with Children: Tips for Caregivers, Parents and Teachers During Infectious Disease Outbreaks,” “Get Your Community- and Faith-Based Organizations Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019,” Keeping Your Workplaces, Schools and commercial Establishments Safe”)

·       COVID-19 Resources:  https://www.acf.hhs.gov/covid-19-resources

·       From https://www.acf.hhs.gov/covid-19-resources link to information about:

·       Child Care

·       Child Welfare

·       Community Services

·       Early Childhood Development

·       Head Start

·       Human Trafficking

·       Refugee Resettlement

·       (NEW!) The Office of Family Assistance released program instructions on how the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program can support people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ofa/resource/tanf-acf-pi-2020-01)

·       (NEW!) The Children’s Bureau provided guidance to child welfare leaders on adjustments that will assist with serving children and families during the COVID-19 pandemic  (https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/cb/new_guidance_videoconferencing.pdf


·       Administration for Community Living: https://acl.gov 

·       Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities: https://acl.gov/COVID-19

·       Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS): https://www.cms.gov

·       CMS response to Coronavirus and Latest Program Guidance: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page

·       Food and Drug Administration: https://www.fda.gov

·       Update: FDA Alerts Consumers About Unauthorized Fraudulent COVID-19 Test Kits

·       Health Resources and Services Administration: https://www.hrsa.gov/

·       Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: https://www.samhsa.gov/ and https://www.samhsa.gov/coronavirus


U.S DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (Includes Food and Nutrition Programs – WIC and SNAP)

·       (NEW!) https://www.usda.gov/coronavirus


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION (https://www.ed.gov)

·       (NEW!) COVID-19 ("Coronavirus") Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus?src=feature


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR (https://www.dol.gov/)

·       (NEW!) Coronavirus Resources at https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus , including “Workplace Safety,” Wages, Hours and Leave,” “Unemployment Insurance Flexibilities,” “Support for Dislocated Workers and States,” and more


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY (https:// https://home.treasury.gov)

·       (NEW!) Coronavirus: Resources, Updates, and What You Should Know  https://home.treasury.gov/coronavirus


·       (NEW!) Coronavirus Tax Relief at https://www.irs.gov/coronavirus


·       2020 CENSUS: 

·       (NEW!) Census Bureau Statement on Coronavirus and the 2020 Census at https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-releases/statement-coronavirus.html

·       (NEW!) 2020 Census Operational Adjustments Due to COVID-19 at https://2020census.gov/content/dam/2020census/materials/news/2020-census%20operational-adjustments-long%20version.pdf



·       (NEW!) Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources



·       (NEW!) Questions and Answers about Social Security & Coronavirus at https://www.ssa.gov/coronavirus/






(NEW!) Governor Phil Murphy’s daily COVID-19 briefing: https://nj.gov/governor  


New Jersey State Department of Health:  https://www.nj.gov/health/ (NJ Responds to the Coronavirus Outbreak)

Have general questions about COVID-19?

·       The NJ Poison Control Center and 211 have partnered with the State to provide information to the public on COVID-19:

·       Call: 2-1-1

·       Call (24/7): 1-800-962-1253

·       Text: NJCOVID to 898-211

·       Visit nj.gov/health for additional information



NYS Web site:  https://www.ny.gov/  (links to live updates from Governor Cuomo)

(NEW!) NYS Governor Andrew M. Cuomo daily press conferences: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news

NYS Department of Health-Coronavirus (COVID-19) https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/coronavirus/

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hotline:  1-888-364-3065



New York City (Official Website of the City of New York):  https://www1.nyc.gov/

STAY UPDATED:  Text COVID to 692-692 to be enrolled in Notify NYC and get the latest updates on the coronavirus in New York City. You can also text COVIDESP to the same number and get the updates in Spanish.



(NEW!) Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced:  https://www.fortaleza.pr.gov/

Puerto Rico Department of Health: http://www.salud.gov.pr/Pages/coronavirus.aspx




U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health:  https://doh.vi.gov/covid19usvi

Take good care,

Barbara Andrews


Barbara L. Andrews,  MA, MPA, MPH, CPH
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families

Office of Regional Operations, Region 2
26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114
New York, NY  10278
Please note new direct phone number: 646-905-8107 (effective 01/13/2020)

General office phone number: 212-264-2890
fax:  212-264-4881
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Visit ACF Region 2’s Web site at http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/region2 and the

National ACF Web site at www.acf.hhs.gov.





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