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New Blog Posts on COVID-19 Topics
Have you read Switchboard's recent blog posts? Switchboard has released multiple blog posts on topics related to the COVID-19 crisis, including making remote work successful, helping clients navigate economic hardship; using virtual job readiness resources; helping clients cope; and getting started with video remote interpretation. To access these posts, click here

Looking for multilingual resources on COVID-19? 
Switchboard’s blog post has been continuously updated with new translations of COVID-19 materials. The post contains fact sheets, posters, multimedia resources, and links to live updates in multiple languages about COVID-19, its symptoms, and how to prevent it from spreading. Switchboard is also regularly adding relevant materials to its online resource library
New Switchboard Resources
Information Guide: Accessing Unemployment Insurance Benefits:  Many industries in which refugee clients work have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19. Unfortunately, for many clients, this has meant reduced hours or even loss of employment. Are you an employment service provider assisting clients with applying for unemployment insurance benefits? While this process varies by state, this information guide reviews how to get started.
Ask an Expert: Creating Engaging Virtual Trainings and Meetings: Designing effective virtual trainings and meetings can be a challenge. This training shared concrete ideas for designing engaging online events, drawing on real examples created by experts in instructional design. It included recommendations for both staff- and client-facing online events. Click here to access the recording. 
Calling all Refugees and Immigrant Health Professionals: Register your interest in helping with the COVID-19 emergency response! The IRC has launched a new website that enables refugees and immigrants in the US to self-register to express their interest in volunteering and/or working on the COVID-19 response, whether in their local community or in another location. For more information and to register, visit Refugees.Rescue.org
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