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Materials for Lay Audiences

COVID-19 and Healthy Homes

CDC Advisory on Asthma and COVID-19: Highlights how people with moderate and severe asthma can reduce the risk of getting COVID-19.


Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces and Homes: Guidance by the CDC and EPA on cleaning and disinfecting homes, schools, workplaces, and businesses.


Healthy Homes Information for COVID-19: University of Rochester Compiled resources for residents with easy steps for protecting their families from COVID-19.


Keeping your Home Healthy during the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Mount Sinai School of Medicine partnered with the Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit to develop resources on safely cleaning your home and other steps to protect your family from COVID-19.


Short-term Actions to Prevent Exposure to Lead fact sheet: Temporary steps for protecting a family from additional exposure to lead while waiting for a lead investigation for a child’s elevated blood lead level.


Public Health Updates on COVID-19

*NEW* FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol: FDA warns consumers of risk of methanol contamination in certain hand sanitizers. The agency reports that health impacts can be severe.


NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response: Updates on COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths, updated statewide advisories, and resources for businesses, schools, and families throughout NC.


UNC COVID-19 Information Portal: Useful links and up-to-date information on the COVID-19 pandemic, including the work UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health experts are doing.


Resources for Professionals

Healthy Homes and COVID-19

Healthy Homes Information for COVID-19: University of Rochester compiled resources for professionals who conduct home visits with high-risk families faced with lead, mold, and other health hazards in their homes.


Smoking, Vaping and COVID-19 Risk: These web pages and fact sheets highlight the increased risk of getting COVID-19 for people who smoke and vape.


Training Opportunities and Tools

NIEHS Worker Training Program: This program has produced archived workshops and other resources related to worker safety and COVID-19.


NC Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Response: Updates on COVID-19 diagnoses and deaths, updated statewide advisories, and resources for businesses, schools, and families throughout NC.


NC Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center: This center provides online trainings and webinars on worker protection during the COVID-19 crisis.


Green and Healthy Homes Initiative: Developed webinars on how the organization’s grantee programs are adjusting their healthy homes work to continue serving high-risk families during the COVID-19 crisis.