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Canadian Red Cross field hospital helps support healthcare amidst COVID-19

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, healthcare systems are under strain to keep up with demand. This is one of the areas where the Canadian Red Cross is uniquely ready to respond and adapt to changing circumstances and needs.

The Red Cross serves up support for people in need

For many Canadians in need, COVID-19 brings a whole new set of challenges in terms of food, lodging, hygiene, access to health care, and social interactions. Fewer pedestrians and reduced vehicle traffic mean less charitable giving in public spaces.

COVID-19 quarantine: Sometimes the helpers need help

Canadian Red Cross volunteer Kara Shiestel’s role quickly changed from being a responder to a recipient of care from the Red Cross after arriving in Trenton, Ontario for a period in quarantine. Being on the receiving end of Red Cross support, after training as a volunteer, helped Kara deal with the situation for herself and others.

Responding to COVID-19 around the world

Around the world, Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. While our responses may be different, based on the needs in our areas, our commitment to provide impartial aid to the most vulnerable can be seen in action. Here are just a few snapshots of the work underway.
 

From cruise to quarantine: one couple's journey in a pandemic

Lolita and her husband of 40 years set out for a 29-day cruise, and the word “quarantine” was certainly not on their minds. It came as a huge surprise when they found themselves caught in the epicentre of a Coronavirus outbreak onboard the Diamond Princess, but as they would later tell family, “quarantine has not been bad at all.”

COVID-19 definitions: Social distancing, self-monitoring and isolation

As Canadians across the country are being asked to stay at home to prevent the spread of COVID-19, you have probably heard some different terms on the news, such as isolation, self-isolation, self monitoring and social distancing/physical distancing. Using the right terms is important because the right practices protect vulnerable people and help our health care workers. Let’s go through each of these terms and what they mean.

 

Free resources and links to entertain while at home

Many Canadians have been home for a week or even longer by now, and we all know that can get a little boring. If you’re worried about staying entertained while isolated, then we have a list for you, whether looking to be entertained by performing arts, in need of kids’ activities to online education or even mental health support, there’s something here for you to enjoy.

Working from home: Solutions to the challenges of an abrupt workspace change

Many of us are feeling it – the loneliness of working from home. Here are a few simple tips to spruce up your home office and keep you connected to your colleagues.
 

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