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COVID-19 Community, Patient, and Health Care Worker Health Education Toolkit

May 14, 2021

This toolkit provides health education specialists and other healthcare workers in hospital systems and community hospitals COVID-related materials for their communities and patients. The toolkit includes flyers and posters on COVID-19, facts, symptoms, public health mitigation efforts, testing, and contact tracing. All resources focus on a general population unless otherwise indicated. Materials available in multiple languages are indicated. The toolkit is organized into five sections:

  1. COVID-19 Facts
  2. Stop the Spread
  3. COVID-19 Testing Information
  4. Contact Tracing
  5. Coping with COVID-19/Mental Health Resources

In addition, please visit the COVID-19 Testing Locator, a national resource for information on testing sites around the country, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. The testing site locator link is included on GNYHA’s Health Information Tool for Empowerment (HITE) website, an online directory of over 5,700 free and low-cost health and social services available in New York City, Long Island, and Westchester County.

New: COVID-19 vaccine information has been moved to this separate toolkit.

Section 1: COVID-19 Facts

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New Jersey Department of Health

  • General COVID-19 Information (Fact sheets and infographics)
    • COVID-19 Quick facts (Available in Spanish)
    • COVID-19 and underlying health conditions
    • COVID-19 Brief Quick Facts (Available in multiple languages)

Rhode Island Department of Health

Section 2: Stop The Spread

World Health Organization

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health

  • Fact sheets and infographics
    • How to take your oral temperature (Available in multiple languages)
    • Assessing your risk while participating in activities (Available in Spanish)
    • Do the 5 – Help stop COVID-19
    • Isolation vs. Quarantine (Available in multiple languages)
    • COVID-19 Quarantine Recommendations and Options (Available in multiple languages)
    • How Long Do I Need to Stay in COVID-19 Isolation or Quarantine? (Available in multiple languages)
    • Health Actions to Protect You and Your Family (Available in Spanish)
    • COVID-19 Prepare to Self-Isolate

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Rhode Island Department of Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City Health + Hospitals

Section  3: COVID-19 Testing Information

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health

  • Fact sheets and infographics
    • COVID-19 Antibody Testing
    • Instructions for Persons Who Test Positive for COVID-19 (Available in Spanish)
    • Instructions for Persons Who Test Negative for COVID-19 (Available in Spanish)
    • How Soon after COVID-19 Exposure Should I Get Tested? (Available in multiple languages)

Rhode Island Department of Health

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

New York City Health + Hospitals

Section 4: Contact Tracing Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health

New York City Health + Hospitals

Rhode Island Department of Health

New Jersey Department of Health

Section 5: Coping with COVID-19/Mental Health Resources

World Health Organization

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

New York State Department of Health