Vaccine Development and Implementation
As states and territories roll out their vaccination plans, coalitions are working with public health departments to understand who is eligible to receive the vaccine and what this means for staff and survivors.
- The Domestic Violence and Housing Technical Assisance Consortium recorded a webinar on January 27, 2021, Special Topic Series: What Victim Service Providers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout for Survivors. A link to the recording is here: https://youtu.be/dYc6cJNCyJA. Supplemental resources from the webinar are listed at the bottom of this web page.
- The New York Times has a page with FAQs about getting the vaccine, what to expect when you get vaccinated, safety and side effects, fertility and pregnancy, children and schools, medical concerns, understanding how the vaccine was developed, and what happens after being vaccinated. To access the article, you may need a New York Times subscription. If you do not have a New York Times subscription, some public libraries offer free access for people with a library card.
- The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released updated guidance on vaccinations, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title VII.
- A local member program in Iowa has also developed a series of COVID-19 vaccine Q&A videos in several different languages, including Spanish, French, Swahili, and Burmese. Please note, the information about vaccination priority may be specific to Iowa. RSP compiled a playlist of these videos for easy reference. We continue to look for additional resources in non-English languages.
We've posted additional communications resources at https://resourcesharingproject.org/tools-talking-about-covid-19.
Contact Tracing Guidance
As states and territories continue to navigate returning to in-person services, many coalitions and programs have asked about contact tracing requirements and confidentiality. Several coalitions have shared examples of guidance they've sent out to their local programs. Many of these resources were written in negotiation or collaboration with local health departments. The guidance examples are available as files for download at the bottom of this page. Additional resources are listed below:
Professional Development Ideas and Links
- This section includes links to resources and ideas for coalition and local program staff looking for online professional development opportunities
Tools and Tips to Create Online Trainings
- This collection of resources is not specific to COVID-19, but offers helpful information for coalitions and local programs designing online trainings to adapt to new realities.
Staying Connected with Members
- This section includes ideas shared on recent RSP calls related to COVID-19 response, plus tips and tools about facilitating online meetings. All identifying information from call notes has been removed.
Coalition Resource Landing Pages
Several coalitions have developed new pages on their websites to aggregate all updates and relevant information. These websites have additional resources and examples of member support, communication, and tools.