whsA list of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) information and resource websites for the military community. Includes links to US military, government and organization websites covering the coronavirus outbreak.
US Military Coronavirus Resources
- Department of Defense Response/coronvirus: The latest update on coronavirus outbreak from the Department of Defense.
- Veterans Affairs: What the VA is doing, what veterans should do, how to protect yourself, veterans COVID-19 cases.
- Military Health System/cornavirus: Health.mil information and updates on the coronavirus.
- Tricare.mil/coronavirus: Take action and stay informed about the new coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. You can sign up for email updates and check this page regularly for the latest information.
- U.S. Military COVID-19 Response Coverage Pages
- These website’s are each branch’s proactive campaign to increase the resilience of the branch community and enhance the readiness of the force by informing Soldiers, their Families, Civilians and contractors of relevant hazards and encouraging them to Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build a Kit and Get Involved.
- USCG.mil/coronavirus: Coronavirus resources, information and frequently asked questions for the Coast Guard.
- DODEA Schools COVID-19 Page: Updates for employees, parents and students including DoDEA school closures.
- Washington Headquarters Services (WHS) COVID-19 Guidance page: For guidance specific to the Pentagon Reservation and DOD offices and facilities in the National Capital Region.
- Military OneSource: 24/7 support for the military community. A DOD-funded program.
- Military OneSource specialty consultations, such as relationship support, new MilParent support, health and wellness coaching and more.
- Financial counseling and MilTax services.
- Language services, including real-time interpretation and translation services.
- Access to Resilience Tools, including CoachHub, Moodhacker and Love Every Day.
- Access to the MWR Digital Library including many education and entertainment resources.
- SECO career coaches remain available. Call 800-342-9647 or connect through live chat to schedule an appointment. OCONUS? Click here for calling options.
- Online SECO tools and resources remain available including My Individual Career Plan, or MyICP, the Research Occupations Tool, the Scholarship Finder, the College Scorecard Tool, MySECO Resume Builder, and more.
- SECO online events and webinars are still active, including the Military Spouse Employment Partnership (MSEP) Partner Connect discussion and the Virtual Military Spouse Symposium.
- Non-medical Counseling: While Military OneSource continues to offer non-medical counseling by telephone (1-800-342-9647) and online via secure chat and video, in-person counseling may be affected or unavailable depending on state and local policies.
US Government Coronavirus Resources
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC/Coronavirus (COVID-19): The CDC offers the most up-to-date information.
- CDC/Flu: Influenza updates, prevention, symptoms and diagnosis, treatment and flu activity.
- CDC/Coronavirus Travel Advisories: Information about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) for travelers and travel related industries.
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Preparedness and readiness efforts by DHS and other agencies.
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Latest news from the HHS. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are the federal government leads for the response to the virus.
- Department of State Travel: COVID-19 travel advisories.
- Department of Labor (DOL): Resources to help workers and employers prepare for the COVID-19 virus (also known as novel coronavirus).
- Department of Education (DOE): COVID-19 resources for elementary and secondary schools and higher education institutions.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Ready.gov: Start planning ahead with Ready.gov.
- Ready.gov/Shelter: Sheltering locations and information.
- FEMA Emergency Warning App for Mobile Phones: Get the FEMA app for real-time alerts, emergency safety tips and disaster recovery centers.
- FEMA Rumor Control: The page addresses the latest myths, giving people the latest facts–versus myths–on the federal response.
- Food & Drug Administration (FDA): FDA is working with U.S. Government partners, including CDC, and international partners to address the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak.
- Medicare: The page covers information about lab tests, medical hospitalizations and a Medicare Advantage Plan.
- Small Business Administration: The Small Business Administration (SBA) assists small businesses with accessing federal resources and navigating their preparedness plans. Small business owners in all U.S. states and territories are currently eligible to apply for a low-interest loan due to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Non-Governmental Organizations Coronavirus Resources
- American Red Cross: Make an appointment to donate blood due to the coronavirus outbreak.
- Apple: The iPhone maker worked with the Trump administration and federal agencies to release an app and website that directs users to guidance from the CDC on the disease caused by the coronavirus.
- Google: United States-focused website with information about coronavirus guidance and testing, as the country works on slowing the spread of the highly contagious virus.
- Google’s Project Baseline by verily: A website to screen people who think they might have COVID-19 and point them to testing sites. Verily intends to start with the highest risk people in the Bay Area, and hopefully expand the service if testing becomes more widely available.
- World Health Organization: Includes country & technical guidance, travel advice, situation reports and more.
Tracking Coronavirus Sites
- Bing/Microsoft COVID-19 Map: An interactive map created by Microsoft’s Bing team that gives up-to-date information about confirmed cases worldwide and breaks down the number of active, recovered, and fatal cases by country and by US state.
- Johns Hopkins University: Visualize and track reported cases in real-time with this interactive web-based dashboard that illustrates the location and number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries for all affected countries.
- StopTheSpread.org: Asks corporate and business leaders to act now and step up — with the drive of innovation, the spirit of endeavor and a sense of shared sacrifice – to beat COVID-19.
- WorldoMeters.info/coronavirus: Live updates and statistics on COVID-19 including cases, deaths and recoveries.
For local hazards and more information to prepare yourself/your family, contact your local Emergency Management office.
TRICARE Members: What should I do if I have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19?
First, don’t just walk into your military or civilian clinic or hospital. Speak to a Registered Nurse or office staff member in advance. That person will assess your symptoms and advise you on what to do. You may:
- Call the Military Health System Nurse Advice Line (MHS NAL) at 1-800-874-2273, Option 1 or online at https://mhsnurseadviceline.com/.
- Call your military or civilian primary care clinic directly.
- Send your primary care physician a secure online message, if you can do so.
If you’re enrolled to a military hospital or clinic, you may also:
- Call the appointment line; the appointment line staff can submit a telephone consult to your primary care clinic nurse if you ask for one.
- Send your primary care team a secure message in the TRICARE OnLine or MHS GENESIS. MHS GENESIS is currently available at Fairchild Air Force Base, Madigan Army Medical Center, Naval Hospital Bremerton, and Naval Health Clinic Oak Harbor.
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