COVID-19: HOW TO BE 

SAFE & RESILIENT

We all need to master new skills and to do what we can for family, friends and neighbors in response to the COVID-19 outbreak!  This site empowers you with the authoritative, science-based information and resources to be safe and resilient.

 

HOW TO
BE SAFE & RESILIENT:
INTRO

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HOW-TO WASH YOUR HANDS

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HOW-TO REDUCE FACE TOUCHING

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HOW-TO MANAGE YOUR HOUSEHOLD

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HOW-TO DISINFECT YOUR 
SURFACES

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HOW-TO PROPERLY USE MASKS AND GLOVES

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HOW-TO NAVIGATE PUBLIC SPACES

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HOW-TO
STAY
CONNECTED

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HOW-TO
TAKE CARE OF YOUR MENTAL HEALTH

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HOW-TO
BE A COVID-19 COMMUNITY LEADER

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

In order to have the greatest success in flattening the curve and delaying cases of COVID-19, the skills that each of these educational modules seeks to develop must be practiced by as many of us as possible. As an individual,  by sharing these modules with your friends and family through social media, email, or phone. We all have a role in helping to elevate awareness of these vital practices to make us safe.We also need to improve our capacity to help vulnerable populations who will be most dramatically impacted by the disruptions associated with the drastic measures that governments are taking to try and slow the spread of the virus.

The COVID-19 global emergency is the most serious and potentially transformative event of our life time.  We are only at the earliest stage of major disruptions to the lives of individuals and families, communities, the national economy, supply chains, critical infrastructure, and agriculture worldwide.  

 

There is no more urgent imperative than to communicate and empower all of us to use the most effective methods and tools for protecting ourselves from a potentially deadly virus at the individual, household, and community levels.  This is the only hope for flattening the infection curve so as to allow more time for the healthcare system to gear up and to put in place mitigation strategies.

 

The COVID-19 outbreak has caused primary, secondary, and college level schools everywhere to move to online learning, and companies, corporations, and organizations to move to remote working arrangements with their employees.  This response provides a ready-made way to provide the basic know-how for dealing with this emergency from trusted sources. 

 

This short course draws on authoritative sources of information from the Centers of Disease Control and the World Health Organization. It was inspired by a similar effort by the Hong Kong Ministry of Health who created in February 2020 an online COVID-19 skills modules for students of all levels.  The content of the course has been informed and vetted by a team led by Dr. Stephen Flynn of faculty experts from Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, College of Social Science and Humanities, College of Science, and College of Arts and Media Design.  It has also been informed by leading infectious disease public health experts to include Gavin MacGregor-Skinner, Director of Strategic Partnerships in Disaster Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

 

The learning modules focus on basic skills everyone should be striving to master.  These include washing hands, avoiding touching your face, managing your household, disinfecting surfaces, and properly using masks and gloves.   While people need to practice physical distancing, it is vital that everyone strives to maintain social connectedness.  The course outlines safe ways for doing that.

CONTRIBUTORS

The Global Resilience Institute coordinated this effort in partnership with many experienced and dedicated individuals and teams. This educational curriculum was made possible by the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts from Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Social Science and Humanities, and the College of Science, along with an extraordinary Digital Learning Team, medical professionals, and science communication experts.

The Global Resilience Institute coordinated this effort in partnership with many experienced and dedicated individuals and teams. This educational curriculum was made possible by the interdisciplinary collaboration of experts from Northeastern University’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Social Science and Humanities, and the College of Science, along with an extraordinary Digital Learning Team (EDGE), medical professionals, and science communication experts.

STAY INFORMED

The Global Resilience Institute has gathered trustworthy resources to help spread factual information about the COVID-19 health crisis. In today’s technologically advanced society, news and media outlets can contribute to misinforming our population and causing increased confusion and panic. This page will provide the latest articles and announcements from reliable sources such as the Center for Disease Control and World Health Organization.

ABOUT US

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and
the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our
world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus. Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; the San Francisco Bay Area; Seattle; Toronto; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research. Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs—on-campus, online, and in hybrid formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 140 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

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Based at Northeastern University in Boston, MA, the Global Resilience Institute’s (GRI) research and educational mission is to develop and deploy practical and innovative tools, applications, and skills that drive social and technical changes, which strengthen the capacity of individuals, communities, systems, and networks to adapt to an increasingly turbulent world. Launched in 2017, GRI is the world’s first university-wide institute to respond to the resilience imperative. Today, GRI undertakes multi-disciplinary resilience research and education efforts that draw on the latest findings from network science, health sciences, coastal and urban sustainability, engineering, cybersecurity and privacy, social and behavioral sciences, public policy, urban affairs, business, law, game design, architecture, and geospatial analysis. GRI works in close partnership with industry, government, communities, and non-governmental organizations, as well as engages in external outreach to inform, empower, and scale bottom-up efforts that contribute to individual and collective resilience.

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