COVID-19 has officially been declared a pandemic, and locally, the government has raised the alert level to Code Red Sublevel 2. A 30-day community quarantine has been imposed on the entire Metro Manila and class suspensions have been extended to April 12, 2020. You can read more about them here.
Admittedly, the last few weeks have been stressful both online and off as governments, businesses, and families decide on their next steps to beating the spread of the virus. The good news? We can all get to the light at the end of the tunnel much faster by doing our part.
The Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM), one of the organizations working very closely on COVID-19 research, is in need of volunteers. If you are a designer, graphic artist, writer, or social media practitioner with some time to spare, your help is very much needed! The communications office of RITM has a plethora of information waiting to be shared. With your help, they can easily reach more people, prevent panic from ensuing, and educate the masses on what needs to be done in a manner that’s easy to understand.
To volunteer, sign up through this Google form and wait for an RITM representative to get in touch with you or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.