Toolbox   small pixEl art picture of a white first aid kit BOX. it has a red cross on the front.

This is a small collection of various tools people are using to stay safe(r) from COVID. Not all of these tools are created equal or work well on their own; but I can't emphasize how important it is to wear a high quality mask (KN95, N95, or greater) when inside public spaces. This not only a measure to keep yourself safer, but also to make those spaces more accessible for everyone in your community.

As I said in the "about" section, I am not a doctor, and I do not benefit in any way from the links and recs I share on this website. Please read the studies provided and do what makes sense for you and your family! And as always, I welcome feedback, ideas, and corrections. Please let me know how I can make this toolbox more useful.

Our Missing and Broken Tools

This is US-Centric, but feel free to submit any from other countries that you would like to add! Or others I missed in the US, I'm still working on this section.
  • Paid Sick Leave (for everyone) aka "Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights"
  • Contact Tracing
  • Free PCR testing sites
  • Expanded access to medicaid
  • Free respirator masks (short run of these in select pharmacies)
  • Expanded access to unemployment benefits, including for gig/informal economy workers
  • Expanded access to EBT/Food Stamps programs
  • Accurate and accessible community-spread data
  • Free rapid tests in the mail 11/20/2023 update WAIT THESE ARE BACK (well another batch anyway)
  • Mask requirements in retail stores and other public places
  • Mask requirements in healthcare settings
  • COVID screenings prior to many doctor or dental visits
  • Monoclonal Antibody Treatments

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