COVID-19 Multilingual Info and Ways to Help

SousBlog | Posted by Richard Ochab

Wash Your Hands Poster in Haitian Creole
A poster from the CDC about washing your hands in Haitian Creole.

In its response to COVID-19, CETRA is following local health recommendations, and all staff across our global offices are working remotely.

We also come across a wide variety of multilingual information on how to stay safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and what to do if you have symptoms. We want to share those resources, as well as keep an updated list of volunteer opportunities to help others.

We will be updating this list on a regular basis, and welcome additions or suggestions.

Multilingual Information on COVID-19

COVID-19 Multilingual Poster-Maker

Translation Commons allows anyone to create their own poster with ways to help stop the spread of coronavirus in many languages.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The CDC offers several online locations for information on COVID-19 and other preparedness efforts. These include:

CDC in Español (Spanish only version of the CDC website)

CDC and COVID-19 Information in Chinese

CDC and COVID-19 Information in Vietnamese

CDC and COVID-19 Information in Korean

CDC Resources in Languages Other than English

International Rescue Committee
Information and fact sheets translated into 14 different languages and counting.

Doctors of the World
Coronavirus advice for patients in 43 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice and many volunteers.

World Health Organization
The WHO offers a wide variety of information and fact sheets in several languages. The materials are updated based on new scientific finds as the pandemic evolves.

Ways to Help

There are many ways those in the language industry can help in the response to COVID-19 (and afterwards!). We hope to continue to add and promote opportunities to this list:

Translators Without Borders
TWB is using language to help fight the virus. They are looking for translators to volunteer and help translate various information and materials into different languages.

Volunteermatch
Search for translation, interpretation and more to find volunteer opportunities to help organizations respond to COVID-19.

Points of Light
This organization connects volunteers, including many virtual volunteer opportunities, with organizations worldwide. It was featured on Good Morning America on ways to volunteer from home.

UN Volunteering
Various volunteer requests, including translation, interpretation and other non-language focused opportunities, are posted on this UN page.

Translators Needed for Medical Translation in Vermont – Posted April 1, 2020

To submit a multilingual resource or another way to help, please contact richard.ochab@cetra.com.  Thank you. Stay safe.

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