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State of WY Epidemiologist COVID19 Resources

    August 31, 2020

    Meredith Towle, Epidemiologist for DWS, has gathered updated information about COVID, which follows:

    The Wyoming Department of Health COVID-19 public media campaign has free, downloadable materials (videos, posters, etc).   

    Carpooling Infographic

    CDC has developed an infographic with suggestions for how to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when carpooling to and from work. This would also be relevant for work situations that may require ride-sharing. It's also available in MarshalleseRussianSpanishTamilTelugu, and Vietnamese.  

    How and What to Communicate to Employees About COVID-19

    CDC has published the COVID-19 Communication Plan for Select Non-healthcare Critical Infrastructure Employers. This document suggests how and what to communicate to employees, including communication channels and messages.

    Guidance for Chemical Disinfectants

    A new NIOSH webpage, Hazard Communication for Disinfectants Used Against Viruses, provides information on health hazards that could be caused by cleaning products and disinfectants. Also included are recommendations for barriers and respiratory protection that workers can use to protect themselves from these hazards.

    Strategies for Protecting K-12 School Staff From COVID-19  

    CDC has published Strategies for Protecting K-12 School Staff From COVID-19, focusing on keeping K-12 school staff safe and healthy. This guidance is a supplement to existing CDC considerations and is intended for K-12 school administrators preparing school programs for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Upcoming Webinars
    August 26, 11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. (EDT): Preventing the Spread of COVID-19 in the Mining Workplace

    Experts will share information about COVID-19 and lessons learned while operating mine locations during the pandemic. A panel discussion will focus on new processes and procedures mine companies have adopted in response to COVID-19, including how they were implemented, monitored, and sustained to protect the health and safety of miners during essential operations. The webinar is hosted by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration. Registration is required. 

    August 26–27, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (PDT): Virtual International COVID-19 and Diabetes Summit

    The Diabetes Technology Society is hosting this free event to discuss risk reduction by harnessing the potential of digital health, telemedicine, sensors, and pharmacology. The summit will feature frontline clinicians, scientists, engineers, and social scientists to address the question: How can we protect patients with diabetes from COVID-19? NIOSH’s Dr. David Weissman will speak about the protection of healthcare workers on August 27 at 11:20 a.m. (PDT). Registration is required. 

    August 27, 2–3 p.m. (EDT): Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic
    The COVID-19 pandemic has added to many people’s anxiety and stress. Understanding how to respond to these emotions is important for safety on and off the job. This webinar, part of the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR)-NIOSH COVID-19 Webinar Series, will discuss how to recognize and manage job stress and where to go if you need help. Registration is required. Questions may be submitted at the time of registration.