Updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The situation is evolving rapidly. Please see the links below for the most up-to-date information.
- CDC Main Website: Latest updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Frequently Asked Questions and Answers via the CDC
- World Health Organization (WHO) Situation Reports
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Novel Coronavirus
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance for Healthcare Workers
- New York City Department of Health
- New York State Department of Health
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control COVID-19 cases geographical distribution
Resources for our providers:
- Diagnostic coding guidance
- Procedure coding guidance
- Provider guidance
- Governor Cuomo has issued a directive regarding access and cost sharing for COVID-19 testing and treatment
- The Department of Financial Services has issued a circular letter on COVID-19 for health insurers
- The Department of Health provides public health information and guidance
- Novel Coronavirus Hotline from the Department of Health at 1-888-364-3065
Dealing with Stress, Anxiety and Worry
Stress, anxiety and worry: In the normal course of life we all experience these emotions to some extent. In the extraordinary and troubling times of the Covid-19 health crisis, these emotions can be even more challenging. They can overwhelm us, they can keep us from being present for ourselves, others and the things we hope to accomplish. As care givers and coworkers, we are also likely to observe others struggling with stress, anxiety and worry. Especially in observing others we can see how overwhelming these emotions can be. They risk causing more harm than the physical virus we are all working to conquer. Following are articles and tools which can be helpful in offering support for yourself and others in dealing with an overwhelming sense of stress, anxiety and worry. These resources range from meditation, to prayer, to knowledge, to physical activities and many other suggestions. At the core of any approach, whether it is yourself or others whom you would like to help, please start with listening. This is always the best thing you can do. For yourself, listening may be journaling or meditating or speaking to another so you can hear yourself describe what you are feeling and what helps you. The same is true in helping others. Listen to them. Ask about what they are feeling. Do not correct them or interrupt them. Let them describe what they are going through. After they tell you that, ask them what they draw strength and peace from. You will be surprised that often we have our own answers. If you find other resources, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to include them here as a resource for others.
If you would like to speak with a chaplain or refer a resident to a chaplain, please also email us at the same address.
ArchCare Health Care Chaplaincy Apostolate
- 5 minute video of a guided meditation that is based on conscious breathing. i. https://www.rickhanson.net/a-meditation-for-feeling-as-safe-as-you-reaso...
- The State is partnering with the company Headspace to provide New Yorkers with free meditation and mindfulness resources. 1. www.headspace.com/ny.
Seven Ways to Navigate Emotional Turbulence
- 7 step process. “We can't prevent our moods from changing. We can, however, learn how to find stable ground to notice and shift our moods more consciously.”
- The Psychology Of Uncertainty: How To Cope With COVID-19 Anxiety
- 7 Ways to Boost Your Loved One's Morale During the Coronavirus Epidemic
- 7 Ways 'Fearless' People Conquer Fear
- Face Fear and Keep Going “Fear, while critically necessary for life itself, can be horrifying and crippling. It can also eat away at us day in and day out. And yet, welcoming our fear turns out to be the best way to conquer it. Over and over again.”
- 6 Thoughts on Why Facing Your Fears Could Help You Achieve Massive Success
- Psychologist leads innovative approach to tackle psychological toll of COVID-19
- Transform Your Fears Mindfully
- 14 Ways To Conquer Fear
- Facing Your Fears: Tips to Overcoming Anxiety and Phobias
- 13 Tips to Face Your Fears, Grow with Them and Enjoy the Ride
- 9 ways to lead with empathy from home “In times such as these, it’s more important than ever to treat employees with empathy and humanness. Below, Dan Kerber shares nine ways today’s managers and leaders can do this from self-isolation.”
- In these moments of seclusion and self-isolation, the Benedictines of Jouques open the doors of their cloister and invite us to reconnect with our essence, in communion with each other in prayer through the Gregorian Chants