Let others in your community know about the availability of free test kits The COVID-19 At Home Testing Digital Toolkit contains a variety of messages and graphics in English and Spanish that you can use on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, or Twitter. Use these tools to tell people in your community how they can order free at-home tests.
There are lots of online resources about mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises and more. Some organizations, including yoga studios, offer free classes online as well. Grounding exercises can help you notice the sights, sounds, smells and sensations around you rather than being absorbed in your thoughts.
Many pharmacies offer free delivery to your home or may be adding this option during COVID-19. This should allow you to get your medications without leaving your home. Call your pharmacy and ask about this option.
Masks are optional in most campus locations. If a member of our community asks others to mask when in close contact with one another, please treat these requests with respect and give them full consideration.
Produced in collaboration with the WHO, UNESCO and UNDP, this course -- created by the University of Texas-Austin andthe Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas -- helps journalists to improve their coverage of the pandemic. The course is offered in English, Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish and is self-directed.(Chinese and Hindi self-directed versions are also in the works and will be posted here in the coming months.) The course is free and available to journalists who are interested in acquiring new knowledge and resources to improveyour coverage and understanding of the pandemic.
On 29 March, the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas at the University of Texas-Austin, in collaboration with the WHO, UNESCO and UNDP and with funding from the European Union, will launch its second massive open online course for journalists to improve their coverage of COVID-19 vaccines. The course, led by former CNN correspondent and WIRED journalist Maryn McKenna is initially being offered in English, French, Portuguese, and Spanish. The course is free and available to journalists who are interested in acquiring new knowledge and resources to improve their coverage of COVID-19 vaccine development, production, and distribution.
Starting COVID-19 treatments right away can make a big difference. If you test positive, contact your doctor for an appointment. COVID-19 treatments are free, widely available, and reduce the risk of serious illness.
Background: The instantaneous wave-free ratio (iFR) is an index used to assess the severity of coronary-artery stenosis. The index has been tested against fractional flow reserve (FFR) in small trials, and the two measures have been found to have similar diagnostic accuracy. However, studies of clinical outcomes associated with the use of iFR are lacking. We aimed to evaluate whether iFR is noninferior to FFR with respect to the rate of subsequent major adverse cardiac events.
You should take advantage of a free identification service for valuables you are bringing with you on your travels. This service is available at all CBSA offices across Canada and helps ensure that you have proof that your goods were in your possession prior to leaving Canada.
If you spend six months or less in another country for health reasons or pleasure, the CBSA still considers you a resident of Canada and you are entitled to the same exemptions as other Canadian residents. When you import foreign goods or vehicles for your personal use into Canada (even temporarily), you must meet all import requirements and pay all applicable duty and taxes.
If you wish to import cigarettes, manufactured tobacco and tobacco sticks duty free as part of your personal exemption, the packages must be stamped "duty paid Canada droit acquitté". You will find tobacco products sold at duty-free stores marked this way.
Even if the good originated in Canada the CBSA is unable to treat the enhanced item as a good returning to Canada. There are different requirements for work done on items, including repairs, outside of Canada. There may be relief if this work is carried out in Canada's free trade partner countries. If you are considering having any work done to your goods outside of Canada, you should contact the CBSA beforehand.
You must declare all goods you acquired while outside Canada, including purchases, gifts, prizes and awards that you have with you or are being shipped to you. You must declare goods purchased at a Canadian or foreign duty-free shop, and any repairs or alterations you made to your vehicle, vessel or aircraft while you were out of the country.
The CBSA collects duty and taxes on imported goods on behalf of the Government of Canada. Duty is a tariff payable on a good imported to Canada. Rates of duty are established by the federal Department of Finance and can vary significantly from one good to another as well as from one free trade agreement to another.
After each trip outside Canada of 48 hours or longer, in addition to being eligible for a personal exemption of CAN$800 (48-hour) or CAN$800 (7-day), you are entitled to a beneficial duty rate of 7% for additional goods valued up to CAN$300 over your exemption amount. This rate does not apply to tobacco products or alcoholic beverages. It applies only to goods that accompany you and that do not qualify for duty-free entry under the Customs Tariff. You must still pay any goods and services tax (GST) or harmonized sales tax (HST) that applies. In some provinces, the CBSA also collects the provincial sales tax (PST).
Regardless of place of origin, imported used vehicles, farm equipment and related earth-moving vehicles and equipment must be free from soil, sand, earth, plant residue, manure and related debris. Many exotic plant pest organisms capable of causing economic loss to Canadian agricultural production can be transported in soil and related matter. Refer to D19-1-1, Food, Plants, Animals and Related Products.
Cara Haynes has been editing and writing in the digital space for seven years, and she's edited all things internet for HighSpeedInternet.com for five years. She graduated with a BA in English and a minor in editing from Brigham Young University. When she's not editing, she makes tech accessible through her freelance writing for brands like Pluralsight. She believes no one should feel lost in internet land and that a good internet connection significantly extends your life span.
While Japan suspended its visa exemption agreements for the majority of the pandemic, the government resumed visa-free travel on October 11. This means that passport holders from any of these 68 countries and regions designated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs no longer have to apply for a tourist visa.
With COVID-19 already taking a tremendous toll on people around the country, non-profits are going to play a crucial role in helping many Americans during this crisis. A key component of their ability to succeed will be getting the necessary funding. To that end, BCT Partners is offering for free the COVID-19 Urgent Service Provider (CUSP) insight tool as a data resource to help donors identify the communities that have the greatest need, as well as the non-profits that are best located to serve them.
The purpose of this particularized determination, in accordance with 42 U.S.C. § 233(o)(5), is to extend eligibility for FTCA coverage to individuals who have been deemed as Public Health Service employees through the Free Clinics FTCA Program for the provision of a qualifying health service to prevent, prepare or respond to COVID-19 (including, but not limited to, screening, triage, testing, diagnosis, and treatment) to individuals who are not established patients of the free clinic.
This Program Assistance Letter (PAL) highlights the program requirement that volunteer health care professionals must be licensed or certified health practitioners of the free clinic in order to be eligible for deemed Public Health Service (PHS) employment with associated Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) protections, as set forth in subsection 224(o) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, and as implemented in PIN 2011-02, the Free Clinics FTCA Program Policy Guide. 2b1af7f3a8