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Resiliency Digest
April 2020
News & tips for being ready
before, during, and after emergencies.
How You Can Help During the COVID-19 Pandemic   
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides a wealth of information to help navigate the difficulties of the current pandemic situation happening around the world. Here are a few things you can do to mitigate the spread of the disease and the impacts on you and your family.

Limit the Spread of Germs and Prevent Infection
  • Americans can continue to use and drink tap water as usual during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be sure to follow public health guidance as the situation develops.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • When you are sick, keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick.
  • Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits. Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food.
Tips for Managing Your Home During the Disruption
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National Financial Capability in the Wake
of COVID-19 Pandemic
April is National Financial Capability Month, and as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds across the globe, it’s more important than ever to be proactive about preparing yourself and your family for the impacts of financial disruption. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has assembled steps for protecting your finances in the following situations:

For a comprehensive list of government response and resources available to individuals and businesses during this time, visit and
Community Resiliency Achievements & Announcements
Celebrating 20 Years of Project Impact
In 2020, Shenandoah Valley Project Impact (SVPI) is celebrating twenty years of creating resiliency and disaster resistance in the Central Shenandoah Region, and each month the Resiliency Digest will feature images and accomplishments pulled from the SVPI archives.
One of Shenandoah Valley Project Impact’s most popular publications is its annual calendar. While it's an important community education tool filled with preparedness and mitigation information, it’s popularity comes from cool historical photos and fun holidays for almost every day of the year. Why a heron on the cover each year? That is Stormy W. Heron – SVPI’s mascot. The calendar has been produced 11 times since 2003.
Spring CERT Training Cancelled
The Community Emergency Response Team training scheduled for spring has been cancelled due to COVID-19 precautions. Contact Rebecca Joyce, S-A-W CERT Coordinator for information about when the next course is planned. Phone: 540-885-5174 ext.112, E-mail:
For additional resources to help protect yourself, loved ones, and property, visit the National Weather Service, , U.S. Fire Administration , and the National Safety Council .  
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