Environmental Health and COVID-19 Resource Library Communications Toolkit from the National Association of County and City Health Officials

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As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, environmental health staff at local health departments have had to adapt existing programs and respond to new challenges. To support local health officials, the National Association of County and City Health Officials gathered and developed resources to address the needs of environmental public health staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

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Local environmental health staff across the nation have had to adapt existing programs and respond to #COVID19. To support them, @NACCHOalerts compiled multi-sector resources to address programmatic needs during the pandemic. https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

Searching for evergreen resources to ensure continuity of local environmental health programs during #COVID19? See @NACCHOalerts' NEW resource library with tailored resources to help you with your needs. https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

If you need resources on working with your local community partners and school administrators to ensure safe conditions in childcare programs and other school settings during #COVID19, check out @NACCHOalerts' new Resource Library! https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

How are you protecting your community from disaster events while maintaining efforts to prevent the spread of #COVID19? @NACCHOalerts' new Resource Library contains resources to help communities prepare for extreme weather events during the pandemic. https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

In addition to health departments, consumers, handlers, & servers of food need to be informed of safety precautions and considerations amid #COVID19. Resources in @NACCHOalerts' new library can provide information and guidance around #foodsafety in the context of the pandemic. https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

Need information pertaining to limiting the spread of #COVID19 in indoor settings? View @NACCHOalerts' Resource Library section on "Indoor Environments." https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

Wastewater surveillance can provide information on the extent of #COVID19 infections in communities. If you need resources, head over to @NACCHOalerts' #EnvironmentalHealth and COVID-19 Resource Library. https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

The resources available in @NACCHOalerts' #EnvironmentalHealth and #COVID19 Resource Library can support health officials in promoting equity throughout their COVID-19 response activities. View the toolkit: https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

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Recognizing the need to support the environmental health workforce during #COVID19, the National Association of County and City Health Officials (@NACCHOHQ) has compiled evergreen resources from their federal, state, and local partners, as well as non-governmental organizations and think tanks, to address the needs of environmental health staff during the pandemic in this free, open-access Environmental Health and COVID-19 Resource Library: https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

According to @NEHA.org's report on environmental health workforce needs during #COVID19, 80% of respondents from local environmental health programs agreed that they were emotionally exhausted by their work. Recognizing the need to support these professionals to ensure continuity of programs, @NACCHOHQ compiled a resource library with up-to-date information, guidance, and tools from federal, state, local agencies and partners in this space. Refer to this free tool today: https://www.naccho.org/programs/our-covid-19-response/environmental-health-and-covid-19-resource-library

NACCHO’s team would like to hear from you!

As the nation moves through the COVID-19 vaccination stage and into recovery and community resilience with a health equity and environmental justice focus, NACCHO’s team will continue to update this webpage with the latest information and resources as they become available.

Please send your feedback or new resource considerations to NACCHO’s environmental health and COVID-19 team at EHCOVID-19@naccho.org, along with any questions or comments.