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Many people spend time in churches, mosques, synagogues, temples, gurdwaras or other places of worship and public spaces. People should feel safe when they gather to express their faith or serve their community. As we continue to learn from faith and community leaders how to improve the safety and security of these spaces, we identified five ways your community can get started today.

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Generators are emergency equipment that provide a secondary source of power when there is an electric failure. Many survivors in Kentucky are using portable generators because of power failure in the wake of the Dec. 10 storms and tornadoes. Generators can be helpful during a power outage, but they present serious health and safety concerns.

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For many, the next month will be a time for decorating, traveling, cooking and shopping. While we spend as much time with family and friends as we can, it’s important to take steps to stay safe.

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Generators are emergency equipment that provide a secondary source of power when there is an electric failure. Many survivors in Louisiana are using portable generators because of power failure in the wake of Hurricane Ida. Generators can be helpful during a power outage, but they present serious health and safety concerns.

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Local jurisdictions and nonprofit organizations have compiled resources and offered video conferencing services for students and employees with disabilities who are learning or working from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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To offer emotional and social support for nursing home and assisted living residents during the COVID-19 pandemic, facilities can set up video conference calls between residents and loved ones. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released guidance documents on ensuring the safety of patients, residents, and staff amid shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and life-sustaining medical equipment.

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides funding for eligible states and non-profit entities to incorporate auxiliary aids and services in COVID-19 related response activities to accommodate individuals with access and functional needs.

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Local jurisdictions held virtual town halls during the COVID-19 pandemic to gather community concerns that would inform response efforts.

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Governments can use different survey methods, such as online forms and socially distanced household visits, to assess constituent needs and better formulate outreach and response plans.

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Online request forms and helplines can help officials assess constituent needs relating to food, hygiene, and medication procurement during the COVID-19 pandemic. Through these resources, residents who are unable to obtain necessities for medical, physical, or financial reasons can request delivery assistance.

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