Updates on COVID-19 Resources

NPR Article: Confused by CDCs Latest Mask Guidance? Here's What We Learned Updated 6/8/21

Relevant points:

 CDC doesn't run or oversee and can't overrule your local or state health department. You'll still need to check the local rules where you live to see how they've changed (if they have) in response to this week's shift in the CDC's guidance.

  • Whether you need to wear a mask indoors in public venues will depend on local mandates and guidelines, as well as businesses, which make their own operating decisions.
  • Most legal experts agree employers can require vaccination of their employees returning to the workplace.
  • It is legal for employers to ask to verify vaccination by checking, for example, a worker's vaccination card — so long as they are not requesting other medical information that may violate the employee's privacy.
  • Whether employers will continue to require masking in their workplaces may depend on a range of factors like local public health regulations, whether that employer has a vaccine mandate (and therefore only vaccinated employees are on site) or whether they have enough space in the facility to distance those who are unvaccinated.
  • Some settings should still require masks even for fully vaccinated people, including in correctional facilities and homeless shelters, and for staff, patients and visitors in health care settings.

FDA: Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) factsheets for the Pfizer and Modern COVID-19 Vaccine. Please note that the languages bolded are *new* updates as of 2/1/21:

    Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA

    • Translated factsheets for recipients and caregivers.
    • When you enter the site, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the webpage for hyperlinks to the translated languages below.
    • Available in Arabic, Burmese, Cherokee, Chuukese, Chinese, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, lu Mien, Khmer, Korean, Mam, Marshallese, Navajo, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Yiddish.

    Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine | FDA

    • Translated factsheets for recipients and caregivers.
    • When you enter the site, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of the webpage for hyperlinks to the translated languages below.
    • Available in Arabic, Burmese, Cherokee, Chuukese, Chinese, French, German, Haitian Creole, Hindi, Hmong, lu Mien, Khmer, Korean, Mam, Marshallese, Navajo, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Somali, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Yiddish.

    Kindly note that these resources are also available in the following location: Translated Materials Library | National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) (umn.edu)

    CDC Print Resource Page:

    Updates to the National Resource Center for Refugees, Immigrants, and Migrants (NRC-RIM) website (Bolded items updated 4/27/21):

    The NRC-RIM announced upcoming webinars aimed at equipping local health departments and community organizations to create a customized vaccine campaign that resonates with their local communities. The first webinar is Thursday, April 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern.

    NRC-RIM worked with IDEO.org, a nonprofit design studio, to build vaccination campaigns in genuine partnership with specific RIM communities. This meant working alongside community leaders in the creation and dissemination of their messaging campaigns.  Learn how to involve your community in your campaign and gain the skills to use their templates and tools that support your work. Learn more and register today.

    In addition:

    • NRC-RIM needs your feedback as they move forward with creating more resources to enhance your work. Take the survey today.
    • The Get the Facts and Get Vaccinated campaigns have now been published in 20 different languages with more on the way.

    Promising Practices and Training Opportunities

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