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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly one in five adults in the United States lives with a mental illness. Just as individuals with pre-existing physical conditions are more likely to have complications from contracting coronavirus, people with mental health conditions are at greater risk of experiencing worsening mental and emotional symptoms as a result of stressful situations like the current pandemic.

Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19

For months, the Department of Homeland Security has undertaken an aggressive and herculean response to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on American citizens and workers. From private industry to local government, every organ of society has been and will continue to be leveraged to protect the American public from irreparable harm.

ST Support to the COVID-19 Response

The Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) is harnessing the knowledge of its experts to help in response to COVID-19. It has focused its efforts on laboratory research and providing valuable resources to inform the broader response community and help keep front line responders safe.

Spring into Fitness: Staying Safe While Exercising

Like many Americans, you might have trouble getting exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic as you struggle to prioritize your fitness along with work, family, and everyday life commitments. Research shows that physical activity has immediate health benefits. Exercise can reduce anxiety, lower blood pressure, and improve sleep quality.

Joint DHS/EOIR Statement on MPP Rescheduling

The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security have extended the temporary postponement of Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP). Hearings scheduled through, and including, June 1, 2020, will be rescheduled. 

COVID-19 Update 13 - Generosity Matters

It is hard to believe that May arrives this week. You’ve lived through the April showers and if you are like me, you are looking forward to the May flowers. Metaphorically speaking, I suppose that’s a really good way to look at where we are with the COVID-19 curve, too.

Joint Statement from DHS and VA on Continued Collaboration Throughout COVID-19 Pandemic

In a whole-of-government effort, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Veterans Affairs have worked very closely together throughout the coronavirus pandemic to bring critical medical supplies to our nation’s heroes. While the supply and demand for personal protective equipment during this crisis is greater than ever before, the federal government has worked with governmental and private sector partners to secure what the VA needs.

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