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Suicide Prevention Hotline

If today — or any day — is difficult for you, please know you are never alone. 
 

Reach out. We kind of like you!

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Sad? Overwhelmed? 2

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call:
  • 911
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
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Sad? Overwhelmed? 1

If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others call:
  • 911
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. (TTY 1-800-846-8517)
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National Domestic Violence Hotline 2

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

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National Domestic Violence Hotline 1

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?
Contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline:

Call 1-800-799-7233 and TTY 1-800-787-3224

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Disaster Distress Helpline 2

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

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Disaster Distress Helpline

Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Contact the Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990

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NIH Healthy Habits 3

Making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer, but stress can tempt us to revert to some not-so-healthy habits. These tips from the National Institutes of Health can help you during Coronavirus and every day:

https://NewsInHealth.nih.gov/2018/03/creating-healthy-habits via @National Institutes of Health #PowerOn

NIH Healthy Habits 2

Making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer, but stress can tempt us to revert to some not-so-healthy habits. These tips from the National Institutes of Health can help you during Coronavirus and every day:

https://NewsInHealth.nih.gov/2018/03/creating-healthy-habits via @National Institutes of Health #PowerOn

NIH Healthy Habits 1

Making healthy choices can help us feel better and live longer, but stress can tempt us to revert to some not-so-healthy habits. These tips from the National Institutes of Health can help you during Coronavirus and every day:

https://NewsInHealth.nih.gov/2018/03/creating-healthy-habits via @National Institutes of Health #PowerOn

CDC Stress Care 2

Feeling stressed? Take care of yourself.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you take care of your emotional health and stress amidst Coronavirus. Some things you can do:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

https://www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html via @CDC #PowerOn

CDC Stress Care 1

Feeling stressed? Take care of yourself.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that you take care of your emotional health and stress amidst Coronavirus. Some things you can do:

  • Take breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media. Hearing about the pandemic repeatedly can be upsetting.
  • Take care of your body. Take deep breaths, stretch, or meditate. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercise regularly, get plenty of sleep, and avoid alcohol and drugs.
  • Make time to unwind. Try to do some other activities you enjoy.
  • Connect with others. Talk with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling.

Call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

https://www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html via @CDC #PowerOn

WFH 2

If there’s a silver lining to working from home to help stem the spread of coronavirus, it’s the money you save by cutting a commute to the office.

And with a little bit of planning, you won’t need to give any of your newfound cash to the electric utility keeping you comfortable all day.

Indeed, you can even save money.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2020/03/21/tips-how-save-money-utilities-while-working-home/5074815002/ via @USAToday #PowerOn

WFH 1

If there’s a silver lining to working from home to help stem the spread of coronavirus, it’s the money you save by cutting a commute to the office.

And with a little bit of planning, you won’t need to give any of your newfound cash to the electric utility keeping you comfortable all day.

Indeed, you can even save money.
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/2020/03/21/tips-how-save-money-utilities-while-working-home/5074815002/ via @USAToday #PowerOn

United Way 3

The @UnitedWay is supporting communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in their time of need.

The COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund goes to local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis.

Need support? Dial 211 anytime to speak to someone about local assistance for food, housing, utility, health care resources and more.

Able to offer support? Donate today at https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19 #PowerOn

United Way 2

The @UnitedWay is committed to standing with our communities and supporting those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in their time of need. Together, we will overcome this pandemic by making sure the most vulnerable among us are protected.

Need support? Dial 211 anytime to speak to someone about local assistance for food, housing, utility, health care resources and more.

Able to give hope? Donate today at https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19 #PowerOn

United Way 1

The @UnitedWay has created the COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund supporting local United Ways and 211, the go-to information resource in times of crisis.

Need support? Dial 211 anytime to speak to someone about local assistance for food, housing, utility, health care resources and more.

Able to Give? Donate today at https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19 #PowerOn

Foster a Pet 3

Your warm and fuzzy feel-good story of the day. Would you consider fostering a pet?

https://www.insider.com/animal-shelters-encouraging-people-to-foster-pet-during-coronavirus-outbreak-2020-3 via @Insider #PowerOn

Foster a Pet 2

Your warm and fuzzy feel-good story of the day. Would you consider fostering a pet?

https://www.insider.com/animal-shelters-encouraging-people-to-foster-pet-during-coronavirus-outbreak-2020-3 via @Insider #PowerOn

Foster a Pet 1

Your warm and fuzzy feel-good story of the day. Would you consider fostering a pet?

https://www.insider.com/animal-shelters-encouraging-people-to-foster-pet-during-coronavirus-outbreak-2020-3 via @Insider

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Post Your Pets 3

Let’s see those pics of the furry members in your family!

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Post Your Pets 2

Let’s see those pics of the furry members in your family!

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Post Your Pets

Let’s see those pics of the furry members in your family!

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Cat Emojis

Which cat shown here reflects your mood right meow?

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Support Local Business 3

What’s your favorite place to shop local? 

Many businesses offer takeout, curbside service, or delivery if you ask. Simply purchasing a gift card from them for use at a later date could help make a difference for them. 

Remember, we are in this TOGETHER.

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Support Local Business 1

Locally owned businesses are the heart of our community. Now, more than ever is the time to show them our support. Whether you order online, use curbside pick up, or simply purchase a gift card for use at a later date… any little bit helps.

Where’s your favorite local place to shop?

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Support Local Business 2

Let’s all support our local community — and its small businesses — together. 

Many businesses offer takeout, curbside service, or delivery if you ask. Simply purchasing a gift card from them for use at a later date could help make a difference for them.

Where’s your favorite place to shop local? 

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Coronavirus Mechanic 6

Who is an essential worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Mechanic 5

Who is an essential worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Mechanic 4

Who is an essential worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Mechanic 3

Who is an essential worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Mechanic 2

Who is an essential worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Mechanic 1

Who is an essential worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Hospitality 2

Who is an essential hospitality professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Hospitality

Who is an essential hospitality professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Retail

Who is an essential retail worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Waste Management

Who is an essential waste management in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Bank Teller

Who is an essential financial professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for the rest of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Police

Who is an essential law enforcement professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Medical 2

Who is an essential medical professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Medical

Who is an essential medical professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Media

Who is an essential media professional in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Food Service

Who is an essential food service or grocery worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Firefighter

Who is an essential firefighter or first responder in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Coronavirus Gratitude Deputy

Who is an essential front line worker in your life who is still going out to work every day for all of us?

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Kids Dirty Hands

Good hand hygiene is important, but with so many kids home during school and childcare closures, here are some examples of how kids can get their hands dirty in GOOD ways!
  • Playing outside
  • Planting flowers
  • Finger Painting
What other ways have your kids or grandkids been playing with their hands lately?

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Just be sure they wash with soap and water while singing the ABC’s when they’re all done. 🙂

CDC – Keeping Communities Safe

Now more than ever, [COOP NAME] wants to encourage our community to stay safe and healthy.

Visit https://www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html for ideas and strategies on how we can prepare. via @CDC

Pay By Phone

We love seeing you at our office, but did you know that you can manage your account over the phone, too? 

Help keep our employees — and other members — safe. Consider paying online or by phone at [XXX-XXX-XXXX] at this time.

CDC – If You’re Sick

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html via @CDC

WHO - Specific Medicines

Are there any specific medicines to prevent or treat the new coronavirus?

 

To date, there is no specific medicine recommended to prevent or treat the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV).

However, those infected with the virus should receive appropriate care to relieve and treat symptoms, and those with severe illness should receive optimized supportive care. Some specific treatments are under investigation and will be tested through clinical trials. WHO is helping to accelerate research and development efforts with a range or partners.

via @WHO

CDC – Keeping Communities Safe

Now more than ever, [COOP NAME] wants to encourage our community to stay safe and healthy.

Visit https://www.CDC.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/index.html for ideas and strategies on how we can prepare. via @CDC

Coronavirus - Other Locations

At [COOP NAME] we understand that precautions need to be taken to keep our community healthy.

[COOP NAME] has convenient locations other than our offices, where you may pay your monthly electric bill. Visit [LOCAL LINK] for more information.

Do The Five – COVID-19

DO THE FIVE: The basic protective measures against coronavirus include:

  1. HANDS: Wash them often.
  2. ELBOW: Cough into it.
  3. FACE: Don’t touch it.
  4. FEET: Stay more than 6 feet apart.
  5. FEEL: Sick? Stay home.

Manage Your Account from Home

We love seeing your smiling face at our office, but did you know that you can manage your account online, too? 

Help keep our employees — and other members — safe. Consider managing your account through #SmartHub at this time.

[SMARTHUB OR OTHER ONLINE PAYMENT LINK]

$1 TV – Staying Home Streaming

Binge your favorite show with peace of mind! $1 of #RuralElectric will power your television for 48 hours on average!

CDC – Call Ahead

If you suspect you have Coronavirus, please call ahead before visiting your doctor. If you have a medical appointment, call the healthcare provider and tell them that you have or may have COVID-19. This will help the healthcare provider’s office take steps to keep other people from getting infected or exposed. via @CDC

Hand Washing Graphic 1

All types of lineworkers are taking precautions by singing this song while washing their hands.

Now you can, too!

CDC - Clean Hands 3

Handwashing can become a lifelong healthy habit if you start teaching it at an early age. Give kids frequent reminders of how and when to wash hands.

https://go.usa.gov/xV9Td via @CDC #KeepHandsClean 

CDC – Clean Hands 1

Germs are everywhere. Make handwashing with soap and water a healthy habit to protect yourself and your family from getting sick.

https://go.usa.gov/xV9TX via @CDC #KeepHandsClean 

Hand Washing Graphic 2

All types of lineworkers are taking precautions by singing this song while washing their hands.

Now you can, too!

COVID-19 Advice for the Public

The @WHO has a wealth of advice for all to help us maintain our health and keep others safe too!

https://www.WHO.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-publics.

CDC – Clean Hands 2

Your hands carry germs you can’t see. Take the time to wash your hands for 20 seconds during key times to stay healthy. 

https://go.usa.gov/xV9Dc via @CDC #KeepHandsClean

WHO - Age

Does the new coronavirus affect older people, or are younger people also susceptible?

People of all ages can be infected by the new coronavirus (2019-nCoV). Older people, and people with pre-existing medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, heart disease) appear to be more vulnerable to becoming severely ill with the virus.

WHO advises people of all ages to take steps to protect themselves from the virus, for example by following good hand hygiene and good respiratory hygiene.

via @WHO

WHO - Antibiotics

Are antibiotics effective in preventing and treating the new coronavirus?

No, antibiotics do not work against viruses, only bacteria.

The new coronavirus (2019-nCoV) is a virus and, therefore, antibiotics should not be used as a means of prevention or treatment.

However, if you are hospitalized for the 2019-nCoV, you may receive antibiotics because bacterial co-infection is possible.

via @WHO

CDC - Clean Hands 4

Help your kids develop handwashing skills and make handwashing a part of your family’s daily life.

https://go.usa.gov/xV9Tdext #KeepHandsClean

Manage Your Account from Home

We love seeing your smiling face at our office, but did you know that you can manage your account online, too? 

 

Help keep our employees — and other members — safe. Consider managing your account through #SmartHub at this time.

[SMARTHUB OR OTHER ONLINE PAYMENT LINK]

WHO - All Areas

From the evidence so far, the COVID-19 virus can be transmitted in ALL AREAS, including areas with hot and humid weather. Regardless of climate, adopt protective measures if you live in, or travel to an area reporting COVID-19. The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

via @WHO

WHO - UV Lamps

Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?

UV lamps should not be used to sterilize hands or other areas of skin as UV radiation can cause skin irritation.

via @WHO

WHO - Alcohol and Chlorine

Can spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body kill the new coronavirus?

No. Spraying alcohol or chlorine all over your body will not kill viruses that have already entered your body. Spraying such substances can be harmful to clothes or mucous membranes (i.e. eyes, mouth). Be aware that both alcohol and chlorine can be useful to disinfect surfaces, but they need to be used under appropriate recommendations.

via @WHO

WHO - Hand Dryers

Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?

No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.

via @WHO

WHO - Garlic

Can eating garlic help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

Garlic is a healthy food that may have some antimicrobial properties. However, there is no evidence from the current outbreak that eating garlic has protected people from the new coronavirus.

via @WHO

WHO - Cold Weather Doesn't Kill

There is no reason to believe that cold weather can kill the new coronavirus or other diseases. The normal human body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the external temperature or weather. The most effective way to protect yourself against the new coronavirus is by frequently cleaning your hands with alcohol-based hand rub or washing them with soap and water.

via @WHO

WHO - Saline

Can regularly rinsing your nose with saline help prevent infection with the new coronavirus?

No. There is no evidence that regularly rinsing the nose with saline has protected people from infection with the new coronavirus.

There is some limited evidence that regularly rinsing nose with saline can help people recover more quickly from the common cold. However, regularly rinsing the nose has not been shown to prevent respiratory infections.

via @WHO

WHO - Vaccines

Do vaccines against pneumonia protect you against the new coronavirus?

No. Vaccines against pneumonia, such as pneumococcal vaccine and Haemophilus influenza type B (Hib) vaccine, do not provide protection against the new coronavirus.

The virus is so new and different that it needs its own vaccine. Researchers are trying to develop a vaccine against 2019-nCoV, and WHO is supporting their efforts.

Although these vaccines are not effective against 2019-nCoV, vaccination against respiratory illnesses is highly recommended to protect your health.

via @WHO

WHO - Hot Bath

Taking a hot bath will not prevent you from catching COVID-19.

Your normal body temperature remains around 36.5°C to 37°C, regardless of the temperature of your bath or shower. Actually, taking a hot bath with extremely hot water can be harmful, as it can burn you.

The best way to protect yourself against COVID-19 is by frequently cleaning your hands. By doing this you eliminate viruses that may be on your hands and avoid infection that could occur by then touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.

via @WHO

WHO - Mosquitos

To date there has been no information nor evidence to suggest that the new coronavirus could be transmitted by mosquitoes.

The new coronavirus is a respiratory virus which spreads primarily through droplets generated when an infected person coughs or sneezes, or through droplets of saliva or discharge from the nose.

To protect yourself, clean your hands frequently with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Also, avoid close contact with anyone who is coughing and sneezing.

via @WHO

WHO - Thermal Scanners

How effective are thermal scanners in detecting people infected with the new coronavirus?

Thermal scanners are effective in detecting people who have developed a fever (i.e. have a higher than normal body temperature) because of infection with the new coronavirus.
However, they cannot detect people who are infected but are not yet sick with fever. This is because it takes between 2 and 10 days before people who are infected become sick and develop a fever.

via @WHO

Do The Five – COVID-19

DO THE FIVE: The basic protective measures against coronavirus include:

  1. HANDS: Wash them often.
  2. ELBOW: Cough into it.
  3. FACE: Don’t touch it.
  4. FEET: Stay more than 6 feet apart.
  5. FEEL: Sick? Stay home.

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