COVID-19 Resource Round-Up
We have all been experiencing an abundance of information regarding COVID-19. MCADV knows that violence takes no break, even at times like these. In fact, some families will experience an elevated level of stress due to absences from work, school closings, and the realities of this illness. The COVID-19 crisis is likely to impact our lives and our communities for the unforeseeable future. Domestic violence programs are bracing for more reports of domestic violence and more victims reaching out for help and support. As domestic violence and sexual assault programs across our state respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in their local communities, we will be sharing resources to help everyone stay informed and connected.
Tips for Helping a Friend Experiencing Domestic Abuse During COVID-19
Friends and Family Guide – How to help someone in an abusive relationship
Links with Frequent Coronavirus Updates
MS State Department of Health Coronavirus Updates
University of Mississippi Medical Center Novel Coronavirus Updates
Restraining Orders: Covid-19 Considerations – How Covid-19 considerations have affected the court system and victims’/survivors’ access to legal proceedings.
Frequently Asked Questions Involving Courts and COVID-19
Trans People and COVID-19 – National Center for Transgender Equality – The National Center for Transgender Equality advocates to change policies and society to increase understanding and acceptance of transgender people. In the nation’s capital and throughout the country, NCTE works to replace disrespect, discrimination, and violence with empathy, opportunity, and justice.
COVID-19 Guidance and Prevention for Individuals and the Community
COVID-19 System of Care – The mission of the COVID-19 System of Care is to match appropriate resources to the needs of COVID-19 patients from initial infection detection through recovery.
COVID-19 and Ending Violence Against Women and Girls (PDF)
Recommendations for DV Programs on Lifting of Stay-Home Orders & COVID-19 (PDF)
Tenant Rights of Domestic Violence Survivors During COVID-19 (PDF) – A resource for Domestic Violence and Housing Advocates
How To Prevent COVID-19 Spread (PDF)
Prevention Steps for Caregivers and Household Members (PDF) – Guidance for living with or caring for a person who has confirmed COVID-19 Infection
Guidance for Community Based Organizations
Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes
Links to Coronavirus information in 41 different languages (PDF)