COVID-19 Pandemic

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American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP) Joins National Muslim Coalition Statement on Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic Urging Mosques, Islamic Centers to Suspend All Non-Essential Gatherings (Chicago, IL 3/19/20)

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CORONAVIRUS - What Should I do?

As the novel coronavirus spreads and the capacity of the nation’s health care systems are stretched, the basic guidance is largely the same nationwide. 
State Health Departments have additional information available on their coronavirus websites, which are frequently updated. Some have also set up COVID-19 hotlines. For details about your state health department’s recommendations, testing protocols and where to find additional information > Find Your State Health Department Here.
For national information, see the CDC’s coronavirus website.

 

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How to make a mask at home

In a time where social distancing leaves so many wondering how they can help others, a group of local physicians and compassionate volunteers came together to make a difference.

At the The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC), their community services team of Rahma, developed an operational workflow compatible with social distancing to execute this project including material allocation, video sewing instructions, and coordinated pick & drop. Over 40 volunteers participated in this initiative, and within a week almost 400 handmade masks were made and distributed to four local hospital systems. Each hospital system will determine its own needs and best use of these covers.  Many muslim groups across the country have started thier own local grass roots initiavte to help their local health care providers. In the midst of making soley N95 covers, the CDC changed its guidelines, and now recommends all people wear face coverings when in public settings. Groups like Rahma continue to recruit more volunteers to help sew face masks for  firefighters, police officers, and their eldery populations.

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