An alphabetical list of resources which provide information on COVID-19.
links below provide a wealth of information regarding COVID-19. Most of
these websites are updated at least on a daily basis, if not more
frequently. Additional resources, such as phone numbers, videos, a
screening tool, and instructions for making masks are also provided below.
, effective starting with our June 21, 2020 services.
For reference, here is our
, now no longer in effect.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Our government's top infectious disease authority.
This section of their site provides the latest information and guidance, and
it is updated regularly.
CDC - Updated Guidance for Communities of Faith
CDC offers the
following general considerations to help communities of faith discern how
best to practice their beliefs while keeping their staff and congregations
safe.CISA - Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
This website provides
additional information about protecting yourself against cyber threats online,
especially during the pandemic. There has been a 600% increase in
cyber threats since the pandemic started.
COVID Act Now
Developed by a Standford physician,
epidemiologists, and data scientists, this state-by-state model helps
provide guidance for policy setting by government and healthcare leaders.
The numbers do not predict the future, but are intended to be directional in
Coronavirus Rumor Control
Make sure you are getting - and sharing - truthful and factual information.
How Well Do Masks Work to Stop
This video uses an advanced imaging technique called
schlieren visualization to show you why masks work.
Interactive Coronavirus Tracker
Provided by Weather.com and IBM Watson
Select a county on the map to track
coronavirus cases, deaths, and other COVID-19 information for that location.
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus
Resource Center Map
Johns Hopkins experts are
aggregating data from multiple credible sources to track the spread of
COVID-19. Map data is updated in near real-time throughout the day.
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
Statewide resources, test results, news, and information for all
Missourians.Missouri Governor Mike
This is the website of Missouri's governor, including his latest "Stay Home
Missouri" order to combat the spread of COVID-19.
Phelps County Focus
Local news regarding COVID-19 from
Phelps County Focus.
Lots of local information on COVID-19
including links to additional resources.
Phelps-Maries County Health
information at the county level regarding aggregate test results in our
counties and related information.
Stay Home Missouri - Frequently asked questions.
clarity on essential businesses and guidance on our stay at home order.
The Risks - Know them - Avoid them
This widely shared article by Dr.
Erin Bromage of Dartmouth University provides some valuable and
understandable information about COVID-19 risks in various situations.
WHO - World Health Organization
The international perspective and guidance on the
Here are some additional resources regarding COVID-19.
Department of Health and Senior Services24-hour Coronavirus
Sew and no-sew masks patterns, and how to properly wear a cloth mask
CDC page shows how to sew a cloth mask, or make one without sewing.
Provided masks are two-ply, these are approved by the Infection Prevention
Department at Phelps Health for use at their facilities.
Here is a very good video
to sew this mask following the CDC pattern. Handy tip: Fold a
pipe cleaner in half and slide it in the middle of the top seam of the mask.
This will allow you to form the mask over your nose for a better fit, and it
will help to keep your glasses from fogging.
Apple and CDC Screening Tool
This is also available as a free app on the Apple App Store.
Exponential growth and epidemics
This video provides a good understanding of what exponential growth
looks like in an epidemic. While it is somewhat math oriented, the
presenter does a good job of conveying important information regarding the
Excellent video to help illustrate how our different
behavior patterns can affect the outcome of the pandemic.
COVID-19: The Exponential Power
Professor Nicholas Jewell, University of California at
Berkeley shares some very good information and research about this pandemic.
What you need to
know about handwashing
A great video by the CDC on proper and