Since we’re not sharing COVID-19 data because of changes related to the end of the public health emergency (PHE), we’d like to point you towards a few data sources that you can still reference to monitor the impact of COVID-19 in your community:
Vaccination status and confidence: The CDC is continuing to report this information, available at the national and state level, but with a delay. The linked website displays the most recent analysis, which is typically based on data from about two weeks ago.
Wastewater analysis: COVID-19 levels in wastewater (sewage) are also continuing to be monitored.
The Office of Minority Health has launched a new Think Cultural Health newsletter to raise awareness of CLAS (culturally and linguistically appropriate services) standards. Subscribe on this website – a box should pop up in the bottom right corner of the linked website where you can enter your email and sign up to receive the newsletter.
This factsheet published by the Department of Health and Human Services can be another resource as you help community members navigate changes after the end of the PHE, although it is only available in English presently.
Salisbury University is hiring for an Academic Program Specialist in their Modern Languages and Interdisciplinary Studies Departments, with a preference for someone who speaks more than one language. Search “language” to find the job opportunity among the list of openings at Salisbury University. While May 14 is listed as the application deadline, applicants will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is welcoming proposals for educational tools and materials to help indoor and outdoor workers stay safe from heat-related illnesses this summer. Enter the Beat the Heat National Contest by June 9 for a chance to win!
Given the end of the public health emergency last week and changes in the availability of COVID-19 data, we’re pausing the inclusion of data in our weekly update. We hope to provide COVID-19 data insights again in the near future.
Do you know someone whose work in Delaware promotes healthier living through policy, system, and/or environmental (PSE) changes? That person could even be YOU! Nominate yourself, someone else, or a group to win the Lt. Governor’s Challenge by May 26.
A recent Washington Post article discussed the disenrollment of around 400,000 Virginia residents from Medicaid as pandemic protections end and the disproportionate impact of disenrollment on groups like children and Black and Latine residents.