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This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

This Philadelphia Newspaper Is Forcing Its Employees to Work from the Office During COVID-19

posted: August 13th, 2020

by VICTOR FIORILLO: Philadelphia Tribune Bans Employees from Working Remotely During COVID-19. If you know any journalists in town, chances are they are working remotely these days. Most of us here at Philly Mag haven’t stepped into the office in months. Inquirer staffers don’t expect to report to the office en masse until 2021. Just turn on the local TV news and you’ll see many reporters broadcasting from their well-staged living rooms. But things are much different at the Philadelphia Tribune, where reporters, editors — hell, the entire staff, from what I’ve been told — have been forced to return to the office amid the COVID-19 pandemic.( Click for Details )

Digital Advocacy Toolkit: Paid Sick Leave for Frontline Workers

Digital Advocacy Toolkit: Paid Sick Leave for Frontline Workers

posted: June 17th, 2020

The Philadelphia City Council has the opportunity to pass a bill that would give all workers the ability to have paid leave if they test positive for COVID-19 or were in contact with someone who tested positive and must self-isolate. This is more important than ever. The bill gets voted in committee on Monday, June 22nd. It will then get a final vote the first week of July. ​You should use this toolkit everyday until the first week of July to make the biggest impact.( Click for Details )

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District 1199C Union Hall Now Open By Appointment ONLY

posted: June 11th, 2020

District 1199C Union Hall is now open by Appointment ONLY: Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:00pm. To Confirm or Make an Appointment please use phone numbers provided below.( Click for Details )

CVS COVID -19 Testing Sites Are Being Added Every Day!

CVS COVID -19 Testing Sites Are Being Added Every Day!

posted: June 9th, 2020

More CVS COVID -19 testing sites are being added every day.  Stay up to date on all the CVS testing locations in the area, and even schedule appointments to be tested using the resource links below.( Click for Details )

Nutrition and Hydration: Quick Facts for COVID-19 Patients Recovering at Home

Nutrition and Hydration: Quick Facts for COVID-19 Patients Recovering at Home

posted: May 18th, 2020

In the US, only around 12% of those infected with COVID-19 will require hospitalization.1 The remaining 88% are people who will manage their illness and recover at home. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 infection are fever, cough, and shortness of breath; these symptoms are usually accompanied by fatigue and loss of appetite.( Click for Details )

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UPDATE: District 1199C Union Hall Remain Closed Until June 4th

posted: May 8th, 2020

Governor Wolf has extended his Stay-At-Home order for all non-life essential businesses/organizations. Therefore, District 1199C Union hall will remain closed until June 4th, 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will reevaluate as necessary and post any planned changes to this date.( Click for Details )

Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Guide

Health Care Workers’ Mental Health Guide

posted: April 16th, 2020

Doctors, nurses, paramedics and more — you’re dedicated to helping others. But what happens when the helpers need help? You’re on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. And this poses a risk to both your mental and physical health.( Click for Details )

Coping With COVID-19 Fears - We're Here For You

Coping With COVID-19 Fears - We're Here For You

posted: April 16th, 2020

It’s normal to feel worried about safety when facing an unknown threat like the COVID-19 virus. With COVID-19 in the news everyday, it’s only natural to have some anxiety. This is especially true since so much about the virus is unknown right now.( Click for Details )

Staying Resilient Through COVID-19

Staying Resilient Through COVID-19

posted: April 16th, 2020

Aetna Resources For Living - In challenging times, resilience or the ability to stay strong and bounce back is more important than ever. Whatever your role in your organization, you can boost resilience for yourself and those you work with. These tips can help.( Click for Details )

Ways To Stay CALM

Ways To Stay CALM

posted: April 16th, 2020

A useful guide from Aetna's Resources for Living program to remind you how best to deal with the fear associated with the Coronavirus pandemic.( Click for Details )

Managing The Stress Of Coronavirus

Managing The Stress Of Coronavirus

posted: April 16th, 2020

We’re here for you with information and support to keep yourself emotionally healthy so you can protect yourself and the people you care about. We’re here to listen. With all the news about coronavirus, it’s natural to feel a little stressed. We’re helping you get through it with these programs and resources.( Click for Details )

Stress and Coping with COVID-19

Stress and Coping with COVID-19

posted: April 16th, 2020

The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.( Click for Details )

PA Department of Health Complaint Intake Process

PA Department of Health Complaint Intake Process

posted: April 15th, 2020

The PA Department Of Health has established a process to file a complaint regarding licensed in-patient healthcare facilities, like nursing homes and hospitals, as well as out-patient healthcare facilities, like ambulatory surgical facilities and home health care agencies, to ensure they deliver safe health care to residents of Pennsylvania. The first step is to complete and submit an online form at Health.PA.gov.( Click for Details )

CDC Sequence for Putting On and Taking Off PPE

CDC Sequence for Putting On and Taking Off PPE

posted: April 14th, 2020

The type of PPE used will vary based on the level of precautions required, such as standard and contact, droplet or airborne infection isolation precautions. The procedure for putting on and removing PPE should be tailored to the specific type of PPE.( Click for Details )

Health Alert: Philadelphia Department of Public Health

Health Alert: Philadelphia Department of Public Health

posted: April 14th, 2020

The Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Division of Disease Control: COVID-19 Status Update and Guidance for Healthcare Personnel Isolation and Quarantine to Minimize Staff Shortages March 26, 2020( Click for Details )

Safety Precaution Posters for Staff & Visitors

Safety Precaution Posters for Staff & Visitors

posted: April 14th, 2020

Fourteen high resolution safety precaution posters to present to visitors and staff in the presence of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient facility.( Click for Details )

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Donning

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Donning

posted: April 14th, 2020

A comprehensive step by step recommended procedure with illustrations for donning Personal Protective Equipment when operating in the presence of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient facility.( Click for Details )

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Doffing

COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment: Doffing

posted: April 14th, 2020

A comprehensive nine step recommended procedure for doffing (removing) Personal Protective Equipment when operating in the presence of a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patient facility.( Click for Details )

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for COVID-19

Interim Guidance for Implementing Safety Practices for COVID-19

posted: April 14th, 2020

To ensure continuity of operations of essential functions, CDC advises that critical infrastructure workers may be permitted to continue work following potential exposure to COVID-19, provided they remain symptomatic and additional precautions are implemented to protect them and the community.( Click for Details )

Virtual Town Hall Tuesday April 14, 2020 - 6pm to 7pm

Virtual Town Hall Tuesday April 14, 2020 - 6pm to 7pm

posted: April 9th, 2020

Join us for a Virtual Town Hall COVID-19 member experiences and questions. The town hall will be moderated by Chris Woods and  feature State Representatives & Councilmember Helen Gym who will be on hand to answer questions.( Click for Details )

Free Food To Help Philadelphia Community

Free Food To Help Philadelphia Community

posted: April 9th, 2020

Jose Espinoza from EL SOL LATINO has published a list of Community sites that are providing free food in Philadelphia to provide relief for people who are struggling financially from the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. These sites have been set up in addition to the schools free meals program.( Click for Details )

CDC Guideline for PPE Gear When Caring for Confirmed or Suspect COVID-19

CDC Guideline for PPE Gear When Caring for Confirmed or Suspect COVID-19

posted: April 9th, 2020

Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Guide to donning (putting on the gear) & doffing (taking off the gear) PPE.( Click for Details )

5% OFF at ALL Brown's ShopRite and Fresh Grocer Locations

5% OFF at ALL Brown's ShopRite and Fresh Grocer Locations

posted: April 2nd, 2020

All District 1199C members will receive a 5% discount on your order Every Thursday at participating ShopRite and The Fresh Grocer locations operated by our good friends, the Brown Family. Please see below for details and a list of locations.( Click for Details )

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Emergency Child Care Services in New Jersey

posted: April 2nd, 2020

Please refer to the following table for a list of Emergency Child Care Centers in New Jersey.( Click for Details )

AFSCME Issues A Resolution Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

AFSCME Issues A Resolution Regarding COVID-19 Crisis

posted: April 2nd, 2020

FIGHTING FOR WORKING PEOPLE, THEIR FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS. AFSCME represents 1.4 million members serving in hundreds of occupations across the 2 nation from nurses to corrections officers, childcare providers to sanitation workers—providing 3 the vital services in both the public and private sectors including non-profits that make America 4 happen.( Click for Details )

Inner Explorer: FREE through Summer 2020

Inner Explorer: FREE through Summer 2020

posted: March 31st, 2020

Inner Explorer is offering FREE access for youth and families to the "I AM PRESENT" app, download here through Summer 2020.( Click for Details )

GOLD’S AMP™: FREE access through May - Code: FIT60

GOLD’S AMP™: FREE access through May - Code: FIT60

posted: March 31st, 2020

GOLD’S AMP™ is offering FREE access through May 2020, to over 600 audio and video workouts to keep you moving in the gym, outside, use promo code FIT60( Click for Details )

Active by PopSugar

Active by PopSugar

posted: March 31st, 2020

Active by PopSugar includes hundreds of free workouts from celebrity trainers and fitness experts. We know that staying healthy is everyone’s priority right now. To support the wellbeing of our community during these uncertain times, we are offering Active by POPSUGAR for free so you and your loved ones can stay active at home.( Click for Details )

Grokker - Free access through April 30th

Grokker - Free access through April 30th

posted: March 31st, 2020

Help your team manage stress, stay connected and maintain their physical fitness with free access to our wellbeing solution and fitness video streaming through April 30, in addition to free webinars and preparedness resources on staying calm, healthy meals, deep sleep and much more.( Click for Details )

Wellbeats - Free access code: 57a4df63

Wellbeats - Free access code: 57a4df63

posted: March 31st, 2020

Wellbeats: Free access to on-demand fitness, mindfulness and cooking classes that empowers habit forming physical and mental health with free access until April 30, use promo code 57a4df63( Click for Details )

Aetna® is continuing to support our members during COVID-19

Aetna® is continuing to support our members during COVID-19

posted: March 30th, 2020

Your health and peace of mind are behind everything we do. That’s why Aetna is providing extra benefits to help you stay protected during the coronavirus outbreak.( Click for Details )

Handwashing At Home, At Play, Out and About

Handwashing At Home, At Play, Out and About

posted: March 29th, 2020

How can washing your hands keep you healthy? Germs can get into the body through our eyes, nose, and mouth and make us sick. Handwashing with soap removes germs from hands and helps prevent sickness. Studies have shown that handwashing can prevent 1 in 3 diarrhea-related sicknesses and 1 in 5 respiratory infections, such as a cold or the flu.( Click for Details )

Coping With COVID-19 Fears

Coping With COVID-19 Fears

posted: March 27th, 2020

It’s normal to feel worried about safety when facing an unknown threat like the COVID-19 virus. Here are tips to deal with the fear. Remember you can call AETNA 24/7 for help coping with the unknown, whether it’s COVID-19 or any other stressor.( Click for Details )

MINDCHECK - Take Control Of Your Emotional Health

MINDCHECK - Take Control Of Your Emotional Health

posted: March 24th, 2020

“How are you doing?” It’s a standard greeting. And you might offer a quick “Fine, thanks,” in response. But when you know how you feel, you can improve your emotional health. So how are you doing? MindCheck® online tools help you find the answer.( Click for Details )

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Coronavirus (COVID19) Preparedness Guide

posted: March 19th, 2020

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is closely monitoring developments around the COVID-19 coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. To learn about the coronavirus, how they spread, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention visit the CDC website for more information.( Click for Details )

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

posted: March 13th, 2020

What is COVID-19? What are the symptoms of COVID-19? How is COVID-19 spread? We've assembled a list of frequently asked question to help inform members about the details around the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.( Click for Details )