The Missouri-Arkansas Region of the American Red Cross has continued to monitor and stay vigilant around the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID19) pandemic. We actively stay aligned with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), along with our State Health Departments.
We're standing together in the eye of this very unpredictable pandemic, and the American Red Cross is urging everyone to stay safe and healthy. COVID19 cases continue to rise precipitously in the United States, surpassing all other countries around the world. Social distancing protocols have the potential to reduce a catastrophic surge into our healthcare systems. Our American Red Cross is an important partner in our region's response to this pandemic. Every aspect of our mission contributes to the overall fight against COVID19.
We are confident in extraordinary health care and publich health workers who are working tirelessly on the frontlines to support our communities.
Get Involved During the Coronavirus
There are easy ways for you to support your community during this unprecedented time.
Give Blood - Consider visitingRedCrossBlood.org to find a blood drive near you! During this unsettling time, we need heroes to support the Red Cross by raising their hands and lifting their sleeves. This will be a long journey ahead for all of us, and donating blood today, tomorrow, and during the weeks and months ahead will be critical to maintaining a sufficient blood supply for hospital patients.
Check On Your Neighbor – Do so safely! Call, Text or Email Them.
Not feeling well? Stay home. Take care of those around you by self-quarantining.
Are you washing your hands correctly? Make sure you scrub them with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!
Work on your own disaster preparedness plan. As more individuals stay home to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the chances of a disaster occurring, such as a home fire, increases. While you are home with your family, take the time to get prepared and make a make a home fire escape plan.
Coping With Stress During COVID-19
For many of us, COVID-19 has disrupted our routines and made everyday activities, such as work and caring for loved ones, challenging. These changes, on top of the general uncertainty around this pandemic, can create feelings of stress, fear and nervousness. These feelings are normal, and people typically bounce back after difficult times. Learn more >>
Help the Red Cross with a Financial Gift
Support the American Red Cross to continue delivering the lifesaving mission nationwide due to this public health emergency.
Donations will help:
Ensure the American Red Cross maintains a sufficient supply of blood to help patients in need and prevent any shortages.
Ensure that, due to this Coronavirus outbreak, the American Red Cross is able to provide critical relief services to people affected by disasters big and small.
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