Best Materials for Mask Making

The New York Times reported yesterday (April 5) on scientists’ findings about the best mask-making materials during the COVID-19 pandemic. The main criterion used was how well each material worked to filter microscopic particles. During the materials tests, the following materials scored well: HEPA furnace filters vacuum cleaner bags 600-count pillowcases in layers flannel pajamas … More Best Materials for Mask Making

Recs for Cultivating Well-Being During COVID

The Bainbridge Prepares Wellness Team is maintaining a list on their page of resources for maintaining well-being during the pandemic. Some of the items on the list are online courses that can help you reduce stress and even cultivate happiness. Here are a couple of highlights: Science of Well-Being (Yale Science, free) Get expert insights … More Recs for Cultivating Well-Being During COVID

PFA Team Recommends This Wallet Card

The Bainbridge Prepares Psychological First Aid Team wants you to know about a wallet-sized double-sided card created by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN). The card summarizes the Psychological First Aid (PFA) eight core actions. The PFA Team hopes that this card will come in handy during crisis and high-stress situations. They recommend that you print … More PFA Team Recommends This Wallet Card

Preparing Business, Neighborhoods, and Families for Crisis

Scott James, Bainbridge Prepares Founder and author of Prepared Neighborhoods, gave this 45-minute video talk March 18 to EO Seattle, the Seattle chapter of Entrepreneurs’ Organization. In his talk, James addressed the topics of business continuity, neighborhood resilience, personal preparedness, and the way those three factors are connected. EO Seattle opened up the talk to all EO … More Preparing Business, Neighborhoods, and Families for Crisis

Supporting Kids Emotionally During COVID-19

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network recently released a Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).  The guide offers a comprehensive set of guidelines covering hygiene, medical care, information sources, and supplies. But perhaps the most unique aspects of the report are the self-care and coping strategies. The Guide recommends … More Supporting Kids Emotionally During COVID-19