Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Resources for Nurses and Health Care Providers
The Delaware Nurses Association (DNA) extends our deepest appreciation and gratitude to our nursing and health care provider community here in Delaware. As you would expect, nurses have been on the front lines of this global pandemic. We have heard stories about nurses responding with compassion, generosity and expertise. We have heard of nurses in Delaware that have quickly responded to dying patients being treated or ruled-out for COVID-19, placed themselves at risk to care for our community, quarantined themselves from their families and loved ones to limit exposure, and signed up to complete drive-thru testing or be reassigned from their primary duties to help with this pandemic. These stories are humbling and inspiring, it is clear that the World Health Organization (WHO) designated 2020 as the Year of the Nurse and Midwife with good reason. Please know that DNA supports you and is grateful for your selfless contributions during these uncertain and concerning times.
American Nurses Foundation - Well-Being Initiative
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
COVID-19 Task Force at the White House
Delaware Health and Social Services - Division of Public Health
Delaware Nurses Action Coalition (DENAC)
DENAC is proactively preparing a list of nurses willing to volunteer during the current COVID-19 pandemic. Rita Landgraf, DENAC co-lead and former Secretary of Delaware Health and Social Services, is coordinating the statewide volunteer effort with the Delaware Division of Public Health and other state agencies. Nurses who are interested in volunteering should complete the volunteer form below to be added to the statewide repository of volunteers. Nurses will be notified when and if services are needed. This information will not be shared or used for any other reason other than identifying and deploying volunteers.
Resources for Nurses and Health Care Personnel
Many private business and organizations are offering free or deeply discounted services and products to nurses and health care personnel working on the front lines of COVID-19. View the list below and check back frequently for updates. If you know of a business or organization helping nurses and front line health care personnel that is not on the list below, please email the information to email@example.com.
American Nurses Association (ANA)
The ANA's website contains information regarding ethics, infection prevention, PPE advocacy, travel, volunteering and more. Please check the website for ways to volunteer your resources at the national level and in other states. Please also view and apply their resources for mental health and well being of our nursing community. Be sure to register and watch their on-demand COVID-19 webinar.