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EH & COVID-19 Resource Roundup: November 10, 2020

Nov 10, 2020 | Anu Varma

As part of the National Association of County and City Health Officials’ (NACCHO’s) work to support and serve 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) in the United States, NACCHO is releasing a bi-weekly blog consisting of an up-to-date collection of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) resources for our members working at the intersection of environmental health and COVID-19. Read the last blog from 10/28/2020.

Curated Resources as of 11/10/2020

NACCHO COVID-19 Updates/Events Across the Organization

NEW! NEHA Releases Second COVID-19 EH Workforce Needs Assessment Report

NEHA fielded a nationwide EH workforce needs assessment in response to COVID-19. The aim of the assessment was to collect primary data in support of efforts to assess EH workforce activities and identify needs in response to COVID-19.

The report highlights that EH practitioners, many of whom are employed at small local agencies, are actively supporting COVID-19 response and recovery. In addition to their customary responsibilities, their contributions are now felt in the safe reopening and restoration of the economy, emergency operations centers, and contact tracing and communication efforts. They have been tasked with new roles and responsibilities that sometimes place them at risk of harm from the disease. Many in the EH workforce also report being emotionally exhausted and understaffed. Read the full report.

Updated Considerations Released by CDC for the Holiday Season

CDC’s COVID-19 Resources For Early Childcare Facilities, K-12 Schools And Administrators

For School Administrators

For Disseminating Among Parents:

See any EH and COVID-19 categories missing on this bi-weekly blog? Let us know by emailing environmentalhealth@naccho.org. Continue to check back with NACCHO’s Essential Elements for COVID-19 and LHD resources.


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Anupama Varma is a Communications Specialist for Environmental Health at NACCHO.

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