The rapid spread of COVID-19 has sparked worldwide alarm. While it’s hard to beat the ease and convenience of finding information online, it’s important to ensure that the information is useful and reliable. Frequently updated information from the experts who’s mission it is to protect public health is critical in addressing concerns around a new infection disease about which so much is still unknown. In an effort to keep our members updated, we have compiled links to resources to help you with your questions and provide direction and guidance during this time. Links will be updated as more reliable information becomes available.
Coronavirus Support Line – 855.283.2710
Corvel, Florida Insurance Alliance’s worker’s compensation claims partner, has created a dedicated support line that is manned 24/7 by nurses and telehealth physicians to guide your employees with the most current medical information on prevention and treatment options. Calls will be answered at no cost to FIA members as an effort to support the health and safety of your employees.
Government Response to COVID-19
Stay updated on what the government is doing in response to the virus. This includes information on current travel restrictions, how you can best prepare, as well as what Federal, State, and Local governments are doing to limit the spread of the virus.
World Health Organization’s COVID-19 Resource Page
The World Health Organization (WHO) continues to regularly update their resource materials based on new scientific findings as the pandemic evolves. Handouts, videos, and technical resource documents are available in a variety of formats and languages. Several “myth busters” have also been produced to clarify the factual information being circulated and discussed among the public.
National Institutes of Health Coronavirus Updates
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) continues to release information on the status of vaccine research and trials, alternative treatments, guidance on travel and meetings, and more. There is also an option to subscribe to the latest NIH updates via email.
The Department of Homeland Security – How to Prepare for a Pandemic
Best practices by the Department of Homeland Security on what to do before and during a pandemic.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Official COVID-19 Guidance Page
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has, and continues to produce several resources for individuals, employers, employees, and the public at large. Information on travel, schools, childcare, and healthcare. There are several handouts, posters, training guides, and other publications that are updated on an ongoing basis. Here is a shortcut to Center for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Print Resources and Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration COVID-19 Guidance
OSHA has published guidance on how workplaces can prepare for the coronavirus, along with best practices to prevent worker exposure. This is an excellent resource to understand how existing OSHA standards may apply to protect workers during the pandemic.
Harvard Medical School Coronavirus Resource Center
Harvard Medical School has provided answers to several frequently asked questions surrounding the Coronavirus including what to do when you feel sick, how to care for loved ones who are sick, and what social distancing actually means.
Track Worldwide Reported Cases of COVID-19
View the latest data on confirmed cases worldwide provided by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering school at Johns Hopkins University. This page also includes a link to the universities coronavirus resource center which includes daily situation reports and publications from leading medical experts.
Florida State Resources:
Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Response Updates and Toolkit
The Florida DOH is a great resource for the latest state specific updates and information. They have assembled a toolkit with resources and community outreach materials in English and Spanish.
Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
The Florida DOH’s dashboard provides county by county data including how many are tested, diagnosed, and what the current demographics are.
Florida Division of Emergency Management Guidance on COVID-19
The Florida DEM has provided several resources on the coronavirus and produces a daily report providing in depth data and analysis on testing and surveillance outcomes.
Florida Department of Education COVID-19 Updates
Stay up to date on school closures and the most recent guidance provided by the FL DOE.