2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 Communication Toolkit

Last Updated: September 17, 2020



This page contains communication messages and materials that Leaders, Public Affairs Officers, and communication staffs can use and tailor for various groups during the spread of COVID-19. Share these messages and products throughout your installation and on your social media platforms to raise awareness of and knowledge about COVID-19.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID-19 Communication ResourcesExternal Link

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Social Media Messages

Use and tailor these social media messages as necessary to meet the needs of your audiences. Use the hashtag #ArmyPublicHealth to help us see who is using this content. A document with all recommended posts, including graphics available for download and use are included in a zip file posted under the Social Media Graphics section on this page.


COVID-19 Information and Resources


Did you know your local military treatment facility may be testing for COVID-19? Remember, you cannot just show up—a medical provider will determine the need for testing based on your potential exposure, travel history, and symptoms.
https://www.tricare.mil/covid19faqs#testing

Know before you go! If you have symptoms of COVID-19, contact your health care provider. If you are directed to get tested be aware that some facilities may allow you to collect your own sample. Learn more about what you should do after being tested:
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/testing/diagnostic-testing.html

Take Routine Actions to Prevent the Spread of Germs


The #COVID19 pandemic is far from over. Wear your mask, maintain physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home when you are sick. Stay up-to-date on our products and information: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/topics/campaigns/covid19/Pages/default.aspx

COVID-19 spreads primarily from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when someone who is infected coughs, sneezes, sings, yells, or even speaks. Help prevent the spread of #COVID19. When in public, wear a cloth face covering over your nose and mouth to stop the spread of germs. #COVIDStopsWithMe

Sustaining Normal Routines


Decisions to return personnel to the workplace must balance force readiness with efforts to mitigate transmission of #COVID19. Information to assist with clearing personnel to return to the workplace. https://ephc.amedd.army.mil/HIPECatalog/viewItem.aspx?id=1833

Minimizing the risks to the mission and ensuring the health, safety, and protection of the Army workforce and partners are priorities as the Army returns to full operations. https://ephc.amedd.army.mil/HIPECatalog/viewItem.aspx?id=1844

COVID-19 Master Stress, Fitness and Wellness


Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations like #COVID19. You may feel anxious, mad, sad, or overwhelmed. If you or a loved one is in crisis, get immediate help 24/7 by calling 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746.

Avoid being complacent about social distancing. @CDC.gov has resources to help you manage stress and anxiety at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)


Training and following your healthcare facility’s PPE procedure is critical. Check out Army Public Health’s best practices for using several types of Personal Protective Equipment. https://ephc.amedd.army.mil/HIPECatalog/viewItem.aspx?id=1798

Veterinary Treatment Facilities are taking precautions to keep you and your pet safe during appointments. Find a Veterinary Treatment Facility near you by visiting: https://phc.amedd.army.mil/organization/Pages/Veterinary-Treatment-Facilities.aspx

Social Media Videos

To download the video files for use on social media, right click on the video title and select "save target as..."

Take Everyday Actions to Prevent the Spread of Germs

 

Disinfect Commonly Touched Surfaces if COVID-19 Transmission has Started in Your Community
 
Protect Yourself and Your Family From COVID-19


Downloadable Communication Products 


Additional COVID-19-related and non-COVID-19 related products are available for download and order from the APHC Health Information Products e-Catalog.