Helpful Links on the COVID-19 Pandemic:
The NAACP believes it's vitally important that we all get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccines are being distributed throughout Indiana, starting with health care workers and the elderly, who are most susceptible to the disease.
Vaccinations are free. Find and schedule a COVID-19 vaccination at this link: ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211.
Health disparities left Black Americans vulnerable to contracting COVID-19 and dying from it at higher rates, nearly two times greater than their share of the population. Black students, businesses, employees, and homeowners have all been hit hard by the pandemic.
Use the NAACP's up-to-date research, resources, and stories to help ease the uncertainties and safeguard your community. With the facts, we can all make the best decisions for ourselves and our families.
68% of Black Americans know someone who has died of COVID-19.
RECENT MASK MANDATE UPDATE
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently updated mask-wearing guidance, advising that fully vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in certain environments. While the new federal guidance is an assurance to those who are vaccinated that they can feel safe, it's still highly recommended that others who have not been vaccinated, including adults and children, wear masks in public settings — at events and gatherings, and anywhere they will be around other people.
Useful Information - Keep These Links Nearby
Information is changing daily about the virus. Below are some links you may want to keep so you can get the latest information on the virus and community services.
National NAACP Links:
- General Information and Resources
The latest information from the Marion County Public Health Department can be found here.
SBA Disaster Loan Assistance. Small businesses affected by the pandemic can begin applying for aid. Here's a link to the SBA page with application information.
Protecting Your Finances: Information from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Links to Schools and Food Assistance
For the latest information for parents and students, go to the schools' websites:
Other community organizations, including Gleaners Food Bank and Community Compass, are providing food assistance. Find out more here.