CUGH recognizes how COVID-19 may impact all aspects of individuals’ lives, professional and personally. In order to assist you during these tumultuous times, please see the online resources below. Click on the underlined text to access the resource.

Please send us any important public health guidelines/articles/advocacy efforts related to the pandemic to info@cugh.org . We will share some of this information via weekly updates. Please distribute this newsletter widely to the public and to your colleagues.
Keith Martin MD
Executive Director
CUGH
This newsletter is divided into the following sections:
  • Member spotlight
  • Guidance for educators
  • Guidance for researchers
  • Guidance for clinical work
  • Guidance for the general public
  • Other resources
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

The UW–Madison team created a brief, 20 minute survey , that will be used to design a social media campaign to encourage healthy behavior. The survey will help researchers better understand how everyone — from students to faculty, city dwellers to rural residents — is reacting to COVID-19, including the benefits and barriers to physical distancing. An initial survey is being shared through social media across Wisconsin. This will jumpstart the design process and provide valuable information. A second survey using a national, random sample will follow within a week.

The African Forum for Research and Education in Health (AFREhealth) is hosting a monthly webinar series on COVID-19. The first episode, linked in the title, was "COVID-19 Outbreak in Africa: What You Need to Know and How to Keep Safe."

This website from JHU is a resource to help advance the understanding of the virus, inform the public, and brief policymakers in order to guide a response, improve care, and save lives. It includes access to an interactive COVID-19 map.
GUIDANCE FOR EDUCATORS

The University of California, Santa Cruz collected various helpful resources for educators to utilize as they transition from in-person to remote teaching. These include: how to maintain equity and inclusion during difficult times; how to plan for exams (and creating them online); providing feedback to remote students; and strengthening student-to-educator communication .

The US Department of Education compiled all COVID-19 related resources for schools onto one webpage, which contains important resources for higher education institutions. 

The Association of American Medical Colleges gathered various resources for the medical school communication, including guidance on various practices, webinars, presentations, as well as policy statements.  
GUIDANCE FOR RESEARCHERS

This site from NIH's Fogarty International Center contains a number of resources for COVID-19.

This source provides various data points, including country specific statistics, number of number confirmed deaths, testing estimates, etc.

The NIH is deeply concerned for the health and safety of people involved in NIH research and about the effects on the biomedical enterprise in the areas affected by the HHS declared public health emergency for COVID-19.  

LitCovid is a curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus. It is the most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1328 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily and are further categorized by different research topics and geographic locations for improved access. 

Dr. Mike Lauer, NIH Deputy Director for Extramural Research, provides an update for applicants and recipients of federal funding on flexibilities NIH has put in place to support them and their research through the disruptions caused by COVID-19.
GUIDANCE FOR CLINICAL WORK

Palliative care is of particular relevance as the world comes together to address COVID-19. CUGH's Palliative Care Working Group has compiled useful resources for healthcare workers.

Doctors of the World, in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice, produced COVID-19 advice for patients in 21 languages, with more languages to be added.

This WHO resource provides advice on the use of medical masks in communities, at home and at healthcare facilities in areas that have reported outbreaks caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV). It is intended for public health and infection prevention and control (IPC) professionals, healthcare managers, healthcare workers and community health workers. It will be revised as more data become available. 
GUIDANCE FOR THE GENERAL PUBLIC

This WHO webpage addresses various myths around COVID-19 and dispels misinformation.

This series of resources includes:
  • Summary of the current situation
  • Information for travel
  • Information for specific groups (including businesses and employers)
  • Information for health professionals
  • Information for Student Foreign Travel for Institutions of Higher Education

This resource includes:
  • What to do if children, pupils, students or staff become unwell and believe they have been exposed to COVID-19 (either through travel to a specified country or area or contact with a confirmed case)
  • What to do if a pupil, student or staff member has traveled from a Category 2 specified country/area in the last 14 days
OTHER RESOURCES

JHU's Center for Health Security is a weekly update on US government action on readiness and response. The Center reports the latest Congressional and federal agency activities related to preparedness for public health emergencies, homeland security, radiological and nuclear security, and science and technology policy. Their goal is to keep our readers in the preparedness community informed of relevant agency action, federal rulemaking, legislation, and policy developments .  

The Council on Government Relations has compiled various responses from government agencies to higher education institutions on COVID-19. 
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