COVID-19 Resources for Individuals and Patients

On this page, individuals and patients can find information and guidance regarding the current outbreak of COVID-19. Please visit this page for daily updates.

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COVID-19 FAQ: FOR COMMUNITIES

This FAQ is intended for community-based organizations looking for information on COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, as they respond to this pandemic. Read below for tips, resources, and helpful links to protect yourself, volunteers, and community members.

SOCIAL MEDIA: PROTECT YOURSELF FROM COVID-19 WHILE YOU ARE PROTESTING

These social media graphics shows tips and information on how to stay safe while participating in protests or demonstrations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

INFOGRAPHIC: IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON THE ELDERLY AND PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC ILLNESS

The COVID-19 pandemic puts certain groups at a greater risk for severe illness and death. COVID-19 is especially harmful to the elderly and those with underlying health conditions. Healthcare Ready aims to protect these populations now, and during all public health emergencies, as we know the risk is often far greater for them.

INFOGRAPHIC: COVID-19’S IMPACT ON BLACK AND LATINX PEOPLE

This infographic shows a few likely causes of the disparate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Black and Latinx communities. Black and Latinx people are testing positive and dying at higher rates from coronavirus. This pandemic is made worse by existing health and socioeconomic inequities, and in turn, it is worsening those disparities in Black and Latinx communities.

INFOGRAPHIC: THE IMPORTANCE OF RESILIENCE TO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR

This infographic breaks down key features of resilient communities, in contrast with communities that lack resilient public health infrastructure. People of color usually fare worse in crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic, due to systemic inequities made worse by disasters. This graphic highlights the various ways we can harm or build resilience at the community level.

VIDEO: CORONAVIRUS: OVERCOMING UNCERTAINTY

It can be hard to find the best information about coronavirus (COVID-19). Healthcare Ready’s mission is to provide patients with the best resources and information during these uncertain times.

VIDEO: CORONAVIRUS: SHINING LIGHT ON FEAR

Some groups are disproportionately affected by COVID-19 due to many overlapping factors, such as chronic disease, essential worker status, and structural inequalities. Healthcare Ready shines a light on our fears and illuminates solutions to reduce these disparities.

VIDEO: PREPARE YOUR HEALTH FOR THE NEXT DISASTER

Disasters strike with little or no warning. Tornadoes, hurricanes, pandemics like COVID-19 and more can show up at a moment’s notice. Take the time you have now to prepare for the next emergency and protect your health against disasters. Visit our Resources page to get started.

VIDEO: DIALYSIS TREATMENT DURING CORONAVIRUS

Having end stage renal disease (ESRD) makes you more vulnerable to severe illness from COVID-19. It might feel scary as you venture outside your home for dialysis treatment. You can stay safe by wearing masks, observing social distancing, and staying current with their treatment.

VIDEO: GUIDE TO EMERGENCY PRESCRIPTION REFILLS BEFORE DISASTERS

What is an emergency refill? Before a disaster strikes, an emergency refill allows you to get a refill on your prescription medications before your actual refill is due.

COVID-19 PATIENT & COMMUNITY TOOLKIT

Download this COVID-19 patient and community toolkit to learn more about support, information, supplies and resources available from Healthcare Ready and partners to assist patients and community organizations dealing with the effects of COVID-19. (en Español)

Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Resources and Assistance during COVID-19

State Level Insurance Emergency Orders

Many states are issuing waivers to help patients refill their prescription medications during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Resources for Communities

Other Useful Resources for Understanding COVID-19

Healthcare Ready COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Situation Dashboards and Updates

COVID-19 Sites

Other Patient Focused COVID-19 Resources

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