Ebola Scare: Updates and Talking Points

ebolaHere are updated information and resources to help all of us address ebola-related fears and keep everyone well informed and feeling safe.  Click here for more from previous blog posts.

1. ORR will hold a webinar with stakeholders and grantees with information about ebola response on Thursday, October 30 from 2:00 – 3:00 EST.  No advance registration is required.  Click here to join the meeting.  The toll-free audio dial in number is (800)- 779-9348, passcode 4684294#

2.  There were only 37 FY14 arrivals from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. State partners will be notified in advance of future arrivals from these countries.  Click here to download the complete Centers for Disease Control (CDC) bulletin here.

3.  There are increasing reports about discrimination and the effects on people perceived to be a health threat. Click here to download CDC talking points you could use when talking to clients, employers or other community stakeholders.

 As a front line service provider, I was never fully aware of how much ORR, voluntary agencies and other national actors do to anticipate and mitigate the negative impact of all kinds of crises, media coverage and public reactions to them. These resources and information from ORR is just one example of how national leadership supports our work. 

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