COVID-19

IDMR Communications

All official communications and information from IDMR International Headquarters regarding the operation of IDMR Branch Schools as a result of the Coronavirus Pandemic will be posted on this Internet website and on the Intranet website or distributed otherwise on behalf of International Headquarters.

IMPORTANT –  IDMR SELF-CHECK COVID-19 SCREENING AND INFECTION GUIDELINES (Released July 14, 2022)  

Please review the following IDMR Screening and Infection Guidelines from International Headquarters and make them available to the members of your local branch school: IDMR MASTER GUIDELINES SCREENING 7-14-22.  This document supersedes the previous policies.

IDMR COVID-19 GUIDELINES FROM INTERNATIONAL HEADQUARTERS 

Guidelines about general COVID-19 updates and reminders as the new school year 2022 begins: https://idmr.net/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/COVID-19-School-Update-for-All-Branches-08-13-2022.pdf

The following guidelines contain recommendations regarding COVID-19 protocols for IDMR Branch Schools from International Headquarters:  IDMR_Branch_Facilities_Guidelines 10-21-2021.

IDMR TRAVEL, SCHEDULE CHANGES AND VISITATION RESTRICTIONS  

International Headquarters is asking all members to follow local and state government guidelines regarding travel, and to be considerate of branch schools that are impacted by restrictions due to COVID-19, and/or other disasters.  Also, please refer to the IDMR Screening and Infection Guidelines (Released July 14, 2022):  IDMR MASTER GUIDELINES SCREENING 7-14-22

Prior to making plans to visit ANY IDMR Branch School, please check the Branch Schedule Updates to ensure that class is being held and to ensure there are no visitation restrictions.  Also, please contact the branch directly in advance to make them aware of your plans to visit, to verify the current class schedule and to obtain any COVID-19 related protocols.  Some branches are temporarily closed due to COVID-19 restrictions and many branches are unable to accommodate visitors at this time due to social distancing requirements.  Please see the list of Branch Schedule Updates here

See updates and frequently asked questions by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Coronavirus and Travel in
the United States: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/travel-in-the-us.html.

CLASS SCHEDULE SUSPENSIONS  

If your branch school has suspended classes due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, please send an email to the International Superintendent: super@idmr.net.  Also, please post your schedule changes on the IWBA.

Please continue to check this site and the IWBA on a regular basis.  All official communications for IDMR Branch Schools regarding the Coronavirus Pandemic will be posted on this site and the IWBA. For questions or concerns, please send an email to international@idmr.net.  Thank you.

IDMR COVID-19 DIRECTORY OF RESOURCES

International Headquarters has compiled a directory that lists Coronavirus resources for every state that has IDMR Branch Schools.  Please click on the following link to view or download the directory: IDMR COVID-19 DIRECTORY.pdf.  
 

Federal – CDC / FEMA / GOV

Get free at-home COVID-19 tests
Residential households in the U.S. are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on USPS.com: https://special.usps.com/testkits. (Released May 17, 2022)

Beginning Wednesday, January 19, 2022, every home in the U.S. can order free rapid COVID-19 test kits through the government at the following website:  https://www.covidtests.gov/. A total of four test kits can be ordered per household.

FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance
FEMA will begin accepting applications for Funeral Assistance on Monday, April 12, 2021 through their dedicated call center. More information will be available on their page: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/coronavirus/economic/funeral-assistance.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check eligibility and how to apply: https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

Safe, free, and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available to everyone age 12 and up. Let’s end this pandemic: Find a COVID-19 Vaccine:

Search vaccines.gov, text your ZIP code to 438829, or call 1-800-232-0233 to find locations near you in the U.S.

FDA Updates on Hand Sanitizers with Methanol Warns Consumers of Contamination: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/drug-safety-and-availability/fda-updates-hand-sanitizers-methanol#productsU.S. Department of Labor publishes guidance on federal pandemic unemployment compensation. The $600 weekly unemployment compensation boost, extra from state unemployment benefits: https://www.dol.gov/newsroom/releases/eta/eta20200404.

The CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, gives states the option of extending unemployment compensation to independent contractors and other workers who are ordinarily ineligible for unemployment benefits. Here’s how to apply: https://www.dol.gov/coronavirus/unemployment-insurance#how-do-i-apply

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