Trauma and COVID-19

Mental Health Social and Racial Justice

Q: I’ve heard people using language about trauma and COVID-19. Can you explain? I know COVID-19 is bad… but what makes it traumatizing? A: COVID-19 has caused tragic loss for people around the world. What we consider to be a *loss* is very personal, and can be so emotionally intense that it creates traumatic responses.

¿Puedo utilizar sólo un protector facial?

Masks Posts en Español

R: NO. El uso del protector facial por sí solo no es recomendado. Un estudio experimental evaluó qué tan bien el protector facial protege al que lo usa, demostró que partículas pequeñas pasaban fácilmente alrededor del protector facial. Ahora, en una nueva preimpresión por científicos del Instituto Nacional para Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional, NIOSH National

What kind of mask should I be wearing in my community?

Masks Staying Safe

A: The most effective masks should meet three criteria: secure, multi-layered, and comfortable. The mask should seal at the bridge of the nose, cheeks, and chin. Masks made from multiple layers of material outperform single layer masks. A comfortable mask is more likely to be worn. KEY MESSAGE: Masks work in decreasing spread of COVID-19.