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The COVID-19 pandemic is extremely stressful and it is vitally important to not panic. In addition to practicing good hygiene and social distancing, the next best way to prepare for what is to come is to stay informed and to be able to separate fact and fiction. This guide provides resources for the Highline College community and its aim is to bring information and peace in a time of uncertainty and fear.
Trusted Sources for Information
Washington State Department of Health (DOH)
For Workers and Businesses affected by COVID-19
Washington State Employment Security Department: COVID-19 Resources
Employment Security has programs designed to help individuals and employers during this unprecedented time. This website provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) as well as the most up-to-date scenarios for benefits administration.
Washington Governor: COVID-19 Resources
The official website of the Governor of Washington, Jay Inslee. Visit this website for information on how his office is working through the COVID-19 pandemic and preparing resources for employers, employees, students and veterans.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources
Health and government officials are working together to maintain the safety, security, and health of the American people. Small businesses are encouraged to do their part to keep their employees, customers, and themselves healthy.
Help Managing Anxiety & Stress from the CDC
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger. Utilize these resources from the CDC to manage your stress and anxiety during this trying time.
Twitter: Josh Gad Reads!!
Josh Gad, the actor who voices the character Olaf in “Frozen,” is doing his part to entertain children as they and their families practice social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Each night, Gad is reading children’s books to fans on Twitter – be they young or old.
A great way to combat stress and anxiety is to take our mind off of what is going on in the world and instead channel our energy into something personally fulfilling. While most libraries in our region are closed to the public you can still access their online resources including audio books, digital magazines, music, films and more!
How to Stay Safe and Sane during the COVID-19 Pandemic