Last updated March 19, 2020
Working From Home Resources
Archivists at Home began as brainstorming advocacy tool by the Accessibility & Disability Section of the Society of American Archivists for developing a more flexible concept of archival labor, whether it is archivists working from home due to COVID-19 or archivists with disabilities. The document has evolved in scope to address needs of the archival community grappling with COVID-19 broadly, ranging from the workplace, choosing to temporarily close an archives, to working from home, and notes on supporting student and contingent workers.
Archives Workers Emergency Fund (AWEF) is organizing support and mutual aid for contingent archival workers who may be affected by COVID-19, have limited workplace protections or sick time, and may suffer the loss of hours and income as institutions close, reduce hours, and move to remote work in response to the spread of the virus.
The Green Mountain Self-Advocates produced a plain-language booklet on COVID-19. It was created by and for people with disabilities and is shared by the Self Advocacy Resource and Technical Assistance Center. A Spanish translation of the COVID-19 booklet is also available.
Disability Scoop reported on “unique [COVID-19] concerns for caregivers and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.”
- Peak Resilience (Vancouver), COVID-19 & Your Mental Health: A Comprehensive Resource Guide
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), NAMI Updates On The Coronavirus (includes information and resource guide)
- BBC Health, Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health
- World Health Organization (WHO), Mental Health Considerations during COVID-19 Outbreak
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Manage Anxiety and Stress
- Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), Coronavirus Anxiety: Helpful Expert Tips and Resources
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
The International OCD Foundation has compiled resources for dealing with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and COVID-19. For parents, the site also shares information on talking to kids about COVID-19.
For those unable to attend Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings, there is a google document compiling online AA Meetings.
Medical Care and Family Resources
The American Association of People with Disabilities has written about insurance restrictions and prescription drugs and the challenges people with disabilities are now facing to get necessary medication.
More information from the Administration for Community Living, including information for older adults and for disability networks.