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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Page

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Benefit and Pension Fund To Work Remotely For The Foreseeable Future

posted: November 30th, 2020

For the safety and well-being of our employees and members, the Benefit and Pension Fund’s have decided to shut down our offices as of 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 25th. ( Click for Details )

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District 1199C Benefits & Pension Fund Moves To Phase Two, Limited Access

posted: June 8th, 2020

In accordance with the guidelines regarding the covid-19 outbreak, the benefit and pension funds will be moving to phase two of our covid-19 plan with limited access and staff at our 1319 locust Street location.( Click for Details )

Nutrition and Hydration: Quick Facts for COVID-19 Patients Recovering at Home

Nutrition and Hydration: Quick Facts for COVID-19 Patients Recovering at Home

posted: May 18th, 2020

In the US, only around 12% of those infected with COVID-19 will require hospitalization.1 The remaining 88% are people who will manage their illness and recover at home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are fever, cough, and shortness of breath; these symptoms are usually accompanied by fatigue and loss of appetite.( Click for Details )

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Pension Fund for Nursing Home & Health Care Employees - Coronavirus-Related Distribution Application

posted: May 8th, 2020

Use this form only to request a coronavirus-related distribution. For any other type of distribution, contact the Fund Office to request the appropriate form. Coronavirus-related distribution applications will only be accepted through December 21, 2020 in order to ensure distributions are made no later than December 31, 2020.( Click for Details )

Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Guide

Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Guide

posted: April 16th, 2020

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and more — you’re dedicated to helping others. But what happens when the helpers need help? You’re on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. And this poses a risk to both your mental and physical health.( Click for Details )

Stress and Coping with COVID-19

Stress and Coping with COVID-19

posted: April 16th, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.( Click for Details )

CDC Sequence for Putting On and Taking Off PPE

CDC Sequence for Putting On and Taking Off PPE

posted: April 14th, 2020

The type of PPE used will vary based on the level of precautions required, such as standard and contact, droplet or airborne infection isolation precautions. The procedure for putting on and removing PPE should be tailored to the specific type of PPE.( Click for Details )

Health Alert: Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Health Alert: Philadelphia Department of Public Health

posted: April 14th, 2020

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control: COVID-19 Status Update and Guidance for Healthcare Personnel Isolation and Quarantine to Minimize Staff Shortages March 26, 2020( Click for Details )

Safety Precaution Posters for Staff & Visitors

Safety Precaution Posters for Staff & Visitors

posted: April 14th, 2020

Fourteen high resolution safety precaution posters to present to visitors and staff in the presence of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient facility.( Click for Details )

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Donning

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Donning

posted: April 14th, 2020

A comprehensive step by step recommended procedure with illustrations for donning Personal Protective Equipment when operating in the presence of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient facility.( Click for Details )

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Doffing

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Doffing

posted: April 14th, 2020

A comprehensive nine step recommended procedure for doffing (removing) Personal Protective Equipment when operating in the presence of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient facility.( Click for Details )

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for COVID-19

posted: April 14th, 2020

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain asymptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.( Click for Details )

Free Food To Help Philadelphia Community

Free Food To Help Philadelphia Community

posted: April 9th, 2020

Jose Espinoza from EL SOL LATINO has published a list of Community sites that are providing free food in Philadelphia to provide relief for people who are struggling financially from the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. These sites have been set up in addition to the schools free meals program.( Click for Details )

CDC Guideline for PPE Gear When Caring for Confirmed or Suspect COVID-19

CDC Guideline for PPE Gear When Caring for Confirmed or Suspect COVID-19

posted: April 9th, 2020

Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Guide to donning (putting on the gear) & doffing (taking off the gear) PPE.( Click for Details )

Inner Explorer: FREE through Summer 2020

Inner Explorer: FREE through Summer 2020

posted: March 31st, 2020

Inner Explorer is offering FREE access for youth and families to the "I AM PRESENT" app, download here through Summer 2020.( Click for Details )

GOLD’S AMP™: FREE access through May - Code: FIT60

GOLD’S AMP™: FREE access through May - Code: FIT60

posted: March 31st, 2020

GOLD’S AMP™ is offering FREE access through May 2020, to over 600 audio and video workouts to keep you moving in the gym, outside, use promo code FIT60( Click for Details )

Active by PopSugar

Active by PopSugar

posted: March 31st, 2020

Active by PopSugar includes hundreds of free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts. We know that staying healthy is everyone’s priority right now. To support the wellbeing of our community during these uncertain times, we are offering Active by POPSUGAR for free so you and your loved ones can stay active at home.( Click for Details )

Wellbeats - Free access code: 57a4df63

Wellbeats - Free access code: 57a4df63

posted: March 31st, 2020

Wellbeats: Free access to on-demand fitness, mindfulness and cooking classes that empowers habit forming physical and mental health with free access until April 30, use promo code 57a4df63( Click for Details )

Handwashing At Home, At Play, Out and About

Handwashing At Home, At Play, Out and About

posted: March 29th, 2020

How can washing your hands keep you healthy? Germs can get into the body through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands and helps prevent sickness. Studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.( Click for Details )

MINDCHECK - Take Control Of Your Emotional Health

MINDCHECK - Take Control Of Your Emotional Health

posted: March 24th, 2020

“How are you doing?” It’s a standard greeting. And you might offer a quick “Fine, thanks,” in response. But when you know how you feel, you can improve your emotional health. So how are you doing? MindCheck® online tools help you find the answer.( Click for Details )

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Coronavirus (COVID19) Preparedness Guide

posted: March 19th, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring developments around the COVID-19 coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. To learn about the coronavirus, how they spread, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention visit the CDC website for more information.( Click for Details )

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

posted: March 13th, 2020

What is COVID-19? What are the symptoms of COVID-19? How is COVID-19 spread? We've assembled a list of frequently asked question to help inform members about the details around the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.( Click for Details )