Social workers, like many health and behavioral health
professionals, are concerned about the impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
on their well-being, the people to whom they provide services, their families,
and others in the community.
NASW has been working on multiple fronts to
prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure access to services, such as teletherapy. Social workers are in a unique position
to promote disease prevention efforts (including disseminating accurate
information from trusted sources), and to help address anxiety and other
concerns that are arising as a result of this public health crisis.
resources to support social workers in this role. As the situation continues to
rapidly evolve, NASW will continue to monitor developments and work to protect
social workers and the clients we serve.