Resources from Durham-based activist, performance artist and Kinship Minister for Soulforce, Grace Nichols. Interview soon to follow:
Demands from Grassroots orgs during coronavirus:
Half Assed Disabled Prepper Tips for Preparing for a Coronavirus Quarantine
March 9, 2020, edited March 10, 2020
By Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha
Pod Mapping for Mutual Aid
By Rebel Sidney Black
Quarantine’s have also caused a spike in domestic violence: Domestic Violence resources
CNN Podcast – Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction (especially good commentary on ‘emotional contagion’ and not spreading panic inducing information)
Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Face of Uncertainty
Soulforce’s website: www.soulforce.org where viewers can join the mailing list and follow on social media for upcoming offerings on spiritual resiliency and grounding.
From Democracy Now!:
Asheville Survival Program:How to volunteer:Where kids can get meals:
Best practices include staying at home.
-When not at home, keep 6 feet between you and the next person,
-Wipe down surfaces with sanitizer.
-In grocery stores, sanitize your cart before use and after no longer using it.
-Wash your hands when you get home.
-If you are 60+ or have underlying health conditions, isolate as much as possible.
-People can be asymptomatic and still carry the virus
-Rate of transmission is 1:3 so every one person is likely to spread to 3 people. This is in part why social distancing and isolation is important.
-Try not to touch your face.
It is spread by lung droplets entering mucous membranes, not airborne.
-There is no reason to wear a mask unless you are sick. Masks help prevent the spread FROM you.
-If sick, and relatively healthy- DON’T go to the doctor unless you cannot break your fever or have shortness of breath.
-Societally, we are trying to not overload the health system that cant handle a mass influx of people.
AND – Don’t panic