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Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security and its dedicated workforce across more than a dozen offices and components are working diligently with the White House to execute an unprecedented, whole-of America response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These strategic and tactical efforts range from coordinating critical air transportation to addressing medical supply shortages to expediting the inspection of vital goods at our borders, ensuring that our national supply chains remain abundant, accessible, and reliable.

Seven Fun Ways to Stay Fit While You Work

Physical fitness is a pillar of health and a key part of any successful wellness program. Regular exercise can protect your health by lowering the risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, stroke, some cancers, and depression. It also provides mental health benefits that can boost well-being.

A Beacon of Hope

Hope is a real and powerful force and is a critical part of how we master the COVID-19 pandemic. Living by the light of hope and letting it guide us is one way we can eclipse the fear and anxiety in uncertain times. Hope—for the future, for the next sunrise, for the next flower to open, for our next family event—keeps us going.

Alcohol Awareness

We are all facing uncertainty and stress related to the current COVID-19 situation. Fear and anxiety about your health and the health of your loved ones might lead to using alcohol and other substances more frequently. Now may be a good time to reflect on drinking habits and think about how they might affect your health.

Weekly Update: DHS Response to COVID-19

The Department of Homeland Security’s efforts across its components last week have facilitated a speedy, whole-of-government response to confronting COVID-19 and slowing the spread to keep Americans safe. FEMA is leading the way by carrying out an approach that is locally executed, state managed, and federally supported.

Thank a Truck Driver and a CBP Officer

Thank a Truck Driver and a CBP Officer

Are your grocery store shelves full? Thank a truck driver and a CBP officer! In just a week of restrictions on nonessential travel, CBP reported a 13% increase in commercial traffic across our borders, while travel plummeted.

COVID-19 Update 9 - Taking Care of You

While struggling to find a sense of control is certainly a tiny example of how the COVID-19 situation has thrown us off in the last few weeks, I realize many of you are facing even greater challenges. Child care and financial concerns, as well as stress and anxiety over if and when this virus will impact you, are just a few of the issues I know are sometimes keeping you awake at night. While it is a fact that this unseen, external challenge has upset our normal balance, fortunately, the good news is that we are our own strongest defense against COVID-19 and its impacts. Educating ourselves, listening to one another, and having a willingness to embrace positive practices are critical and are within our control.

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