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COVID-19 & Operation Giving Back

April 08, 2020 10:52 AM | Jim Ireland (Administrator)

In anticipation that the COVID-19 crisis will continue to escalate throughout the U.S., Operation Giving Back has devised a plan to collect names of available volunteers, identify their skill sets, and map this information where it may be used for rendering medical assistance in areas of need. If you are willing to volunteer in any capacity, please take the COVID-19: How Can I Help? survey and we will contact you if your skill set(s) match the needs for potential opportunities. Do not hesitate to let us know areas of acute need that may arise in your area as well.

As you may know, many states have recognized the need for additional aide and have called on volunteer health care professionals to serve in their communities during this unprecedented time. As a result, licenses have been expedited and temporarily reinstated, telehealth policies have loosened, and state volunteer portals have been created to streamline workforce reentry, to list a few. We encourage you to review ACS’s COVID-19 State Volunteer Resources page  to learn where you are able to implement your skill sets based on these temporary policy changes.

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