Public health practice

COVID-19 related events and educational webinars

Community cloth mask drive

Recently, the CDC recommended that all community members consider wearing cloth face masks while in public. However, some lack the resources or ability to produce cloth masks of their own. This is where SHP students and faculty can help make a difference! The Monroe County Health Department has organized Mask Drop Off locations around the county to collect homemade masks. These masks will go to homeless shelters, transitional housing units, and other community agencies that have been identified as having “urgent needs” for these masks.

It is important to remember that cloth masks alone will not provide complete protection from the virus. These must be used alongside proper hand washing, social distancing, cleaning and disinfecting surfaces, and other guidelines provided by the CDC to protect yourself and those around you.

How to make your own mask: Follow these CDC Guidelines. Be sure to follow the guidelines and clean your mask appropriately prior to donating.

Where to drop off your mask: Mask Drop Off locations in Monroe County. If you are not in Monroe County and currently at home (good for you), then please do the same and reach out to your local health department to inquire about donating cloth face masks.

Send an image of your design, total number of masks, to aspurcel@indiana.edu or SPHSG@indiana.edu so contributions can be tracked and your efforts recognized. Select images will be highlighted throughout the week and placed on the SPH website and social media.

Webinar

COVID-19 SPH-B Faculty Panel: Overview and Current Research Projects in SPH-B

Health inequities and COVID-19

How does mis-information affect the health of the population and response during a pandemic?

What are the implications of COVID-19 on the future of Public Health?

What can Schools of Public Health do to learn more about COVID-19 and what additional research is needed?