In the face of the COVID-19 outbreak, we want to ensure that our staff and members are placing their health and wellbeing at the forefront. It is important that we adapt how we work in the near term to ensure as best we can that we are prioritizing the health and safety of our staff and members.
In accordance with CDC and WHO protocols of social distancing, Mothers Out Front staff and member leaders will be looking at how we creatively continue to move our campaigns forward in a digital capacity while also ensuring access to all who need it.
Some ways we’ll be moving digital include:
- Moving portions of upcoming state leader meetings to online gatherings
- Host trainings in messaging, social media and other digital tools to help teams move campaigns to a digital space
- Offer training videos to support digital work
- Offer digital campaign tools to create social media, call-in and email, etc., campaigns to teams
We will be updating this page frequently with the latest information and resources. If you have a resource you'd like to contribute, please email [email protected].
LIVE WEBINAR TRAINING CALENDAR
Visit this page often for more listings on our training schedule! Please email [email protected] with any requests for trainings you do not see listed here.
Mothers Out Front wants our members to be safe and healthy while working in their communities during this outbreak of coronavirus. Please be aware of the preventative actions that you can take as recommended by the CDC.
VIDEO: CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19):
CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
For more information:
Click here to view/download Mothers Out Front's Guidelines for Communicating during COVID-19 Outbreak.
Click below for the Mothers Out Front Calendars to check our online events/webinars:
Information on COVID-19:
WHO has released these guidelines, relating specifically to mass protest gatherings and youth-led climate strikes.
How to be Safe and Resilient, an hour-long course that is free and accessible to anyone, launched March 20th by Northeastern’s Global Resilience Institute. It includes information, like how long the virus can live on different surfaces and tips on staying connected.
State COVID-19 Information/Resources:
Mutual aid and assistance
- Mutual Aid Offers + Needs search engine: https://commongood.earth/members/mutual-aid-board/
Coronavirus Crisis: How to Help Those In Need: A guide to international charities aiding in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Women's Wear Daily, April 9, 2020.
Self and Family Care
Equity and Justice
Talking About COVID-19: A Call for Racial, Economic, and Health Equity, The Opportunity Agenda, Elizabeth Johnsen, March 9, 2020
Need to have some meetings online?
Zoom offers a full-featured Basic Plan for free with unlimited meetings. Try Zoom for as long as you like - there is no trial period. Your Basic plan has a 40 minutes time limit on meetings with three or more total participants. For more information about Zoom, ciick here. (Update: Zoom may have lifted the 40 minute time limit as of March 19th.)
Google Hangouts Meet - Google is rolling out free access to advanced Hangouts Meet video-conferencing capabilities to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers globally. Click here for more information and to sign up.
Kids home? Here are some great resources:
Khan Academy, a non-profit organization with daily schedules and lesson plans for students ages 4-18 to keep them learning.
For fun and education:
Stuck at Home? These 12 Famous Museums Offer Virtual Tours You Can Take on Your Couch (Video), Travel & Leisure, March 12, 2020
Ways to think about shifting our work to online:
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