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Five Tips for Working from Home
Five tips for working from home. Brought to you by Meridian.
https://www.fadaa.org/resource/resmgr/files/resource_center/home_office_tips.mp4

 

ASAM COVID-19 Resources
A resource from the American Society of Addiction Medicine
ASMA has convened a Task Force that includes a national panel of experts recognized in the field of addiction medicine. They are rapidly producing comprehensive resources tailored to addiction medicine treatment within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. This page host an array of resources that are being developed and made available in real time.
https://www.asam.org/Quality-Science/covid-19-coronavirus

 

COVID-19 Guidance for Opioid Treatment Programs
A resource from SAMHSA
The COVID19 guidance includes approaches for providing pharmacotherapy for opioids use disorder patients exposed to infections and COVID-19, disaster planning, potential flexibility for take-home medication, OTP guidance for patients quarantined at home with the coronavirus, and Frequently Asked Questions.
Link to SAMHSA Page
https://www.samhsa.gov/medication-assisted-treatment/statutes-regulations-guidelines/covid-19-guidance-otp
Link to Sample FAQ
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/sample-otp-covid-19-faqs.pdf

 

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders
A resource from the NIDA
Because it attacks the lungs, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 could be an especially serious threat to those who smoke tobacco or marijuana or who vape. This page discusses the implication of the Coronavirus on individuals with substance use disorders.
https://www.drugabuse.gov/about-nida/noras-blog/2020/03/covid-19-potential-implications-individuals-substance-use-disorders

 

Florida’s COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard
A resource from the Florida Department of Health
The dashboard graphically represents information about the COVID-19 cases in Florida.
https://fdoh.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/8d0de33f260d444c852a615dc7837c86

 

Use of Telemedicine While Providing MAT
A resource from the US Dept. of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/programs_campaigns/medication_assisted/telemedicine-dea-guidance.pdf

 

TAP 34: Disaster Planning Handbook for Behavioral Health Treatment Programs
A resource from SAMHSA
This handbook offers guidance in creating a disaster preparedness and recovery plan for programs that provide treatment for mental illness and substance use disorders. It describes the planning process, preparing for a disaster, roles and responsibilities, training, and testing.
https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TAP-34-Disaster-Planning-Handbook-for-Behavioral-Health-Treatment-Programs/SMA13-4779

 

Office of the Governor COVID-19 Resources
A resource from the Florida Department of Health
This page hosts links to all the Governor’s Executive Orders, Department of Emergency Management Orders as well as links to the webpages developed by each state agency addressing the impact of COVID-19 on their operations.
https://www.flgov.com/covid-19/

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19). What you need to know.
A resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

 

Notification of Enforcement Discretion for telehealth remote communications during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency
A resource from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
On March 17, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced, effective immediately, that it will exercise its enforcement discretion and will waive potential penalties for HIPAA violations against health care providers that serve patients through everyday communications technologies during the COVID-19 nationwide public health emergency.
https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/special-topics/emergency-preparedness/notification-enforcement-discretion-telehealth/index.html

 

HIPAA Privacy and Novel Coronavirus
A resource from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is providing this bulletin to ensure that HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under the HIPAA Privacy Rule in an outbreak of infectious disease or other emergency situation, and to serve as a reminder that the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.
https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/february-2020-hipaa-and-novel-coronavirus.pdf

 

Manage Anxiety & Stress
A resource from the CDC
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

 

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health
A resource from the CDC
It is natural to feel stress, anxiety, grief, and worry during and after a disaster. Everyone reacts differently, and your own feelings will change over time. Notice and accept how you feel. Taking care of your emotional health during an emergency will help you think clearly and react to the urgent needs to protect yourself and your family. Self-care during an emergency will help your long-term healing.
https://emergency.cdc.gov/coping/selfcare.asp

 

Taking Care of your Behavioral Health
A resource from SAMHSA
This tip sheet describes feelings and thoughts you may have during and after social distancing, quarantine, and isolation. It also suggests ways to care for your behavioral health during these experiences and provides resources for more help.
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/tips-social-distancing-quarantine-isolation-031620.pdf

 

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 Guidance
A resource from SAMHSA
In response to the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, SAMHSA is providing COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Response and 42 CFR Part 2 guidance to ensure that substance use disorder treatment services are uninterrupted during this public health emergency.
https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/covid-19-42-cfr-part-2-guidance-03192020.pdf

 

What You Should Know About the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and COVID-19
A resource from the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
This publication takes a Q&A format and tackles some common areas of concern for employers.
https://www.eeoc.gov/eeoc/newsroom/wysk/wysk_ada_rehabilitaion_act_coronavirus.cfm

 

AATOD Guidance to OTPs in Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
A Resource from the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence, Inc.
http://www.aatod.org/advocacy/policy-statements/covid-19-aatods-guidance-for-otps/

 

How to #BeTheDifference For People With Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19
A Resource from USA Mental Health First Aid
If you’re feeling stressed or nervous during these days of COVID-19, you’re not alone. Uncertainty and the sense of not being safe — not to mention physical distancing, round-the-clock news and empty grocery shelves — are stressful. What you’re feeling is common around the world. These tips were compiled from the Mental Health First Aid curriculum to help you care for your own and your loved ones’ mental health.
https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/2020/03/how-to-bethedifference-for-people-with-mental-health-concerns-during-covid-19/

 

What you need to know now about COVID-19 in Florida
A resource from the Florida Department of Health
This page serves as a portal for COVI-19 information for individuals, Health Care providers, County Health Departments, Schools & childcare centers, Nursing Homes, Business, and communities.
https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/