PUBLIC HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK
As we all do our part in protecting ourselves and our community, we must be vigilant in wearing our masks. When choosing the best face mask, try considering the three F’s: fit, fiber and flow. The CDC provides guidance on the types of masks that work best to prevent the spread of COVID-19. To help encourage others to wear a mask, the Department of Health is asking you to share your creative mask photos using the hashtag #808Protects on social media and they might even feature you on their webpage!
CORONAVIRUS RENT ASSISTANCE AND MEDIATION PROGRAM (RAMP)
The Rent Assistance and Mediation Program (RAMP) is to help local residents who have experienced a loss of income from the COVID-19 pandemic to avoid eviction by providing rental payments for unpaid rent and mediation services. The $6 million program, administered by Catholic Charities Hawai‘i, provides up to $1,500 in rental assistance per month for up to two months or $500 in mediation assistance. You can apply online between January 11, 2021 to January 13, 2021 between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You may also apply via mail, email or fax, by downloading an application off their website. For more information about eligibility and how to apply, visit Catholic Charities’ website.
AlohaSafe is the official app approved by the State of Hawai‘i to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. After downloading the app, you will be notified if you’ve been in close contact with someone that tested positive for COVID-19. It utilizes Bluetooth technology to anonymously communicate with other phones. Should you test positive for COVID-19, your identity is kept private from anyone who receives an alert and users’ identities who have the app are also kept private. It is free to download to your cell phone from the Apple App Store or Google Play.
WEBINAR SERIES: COVID-19 RESPONSE IN NATIVE HAWAIIAN & PACIFIC ISLANDER COMMUNITIES
Until February 5th, the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Hawai‘i COVID-19 Response, Recovery & Resilience Team is hosting weekly webinars on Fridays at 12 p.m. to address the COVID-19 response in Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities. Register for the upcoming sessions here.
TAKE ACTION: COVID-19 COMMUNITY RISK SURVEY
The Pacific Urban Resilience Lab and the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center at the University of Hawai‘i are conducting a community risk survey on attitudes towards protective actions for the COVID-19 pandemic. The information from this survey will help to inform community mitigation strategies for the disease. If you have questions regarding this study, please contact the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center and Pacific Urban Resilience Lab at the University of Hawai‘i at (808) 956-0600.
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