April Armstrong has contributed her expertise throughout the pandemic to help you translate sometimes complicated public health guidance and stay safe based on her leadership role with the one of the nation's largest pandemic research programs in the United States for which Dr. Anthony Fauci was a lead advisor.

  • April's "Vaccine Nation" livestream (recorded May 21, 2021) featured pragmatic tips for business leaders to help keep people safe in this transitional time as masks come off, while concerning variants are on the loose (Watch the full video to right, or click on topical segments below).
  • The free COVIDSafeVisits web app empowers you to screen each other and make informed decisions about visiting in close contact without masks - before visits - to stay safe in this transitional time.
  • Concerned about back to school? April recommends Halo Masks and HappyMasks as excellent options for kids. Both of these "protective" mask options feature filters certified by Nelson Labs, offering superior protection for your child compared to cloth face coverings. Protective masks are important if your child has not been vaccinated and is in close contact with others not wearing masks.

Disclaimer: Nothing on this site should be construed as medical advice or information or replace any public health guidance from Federal, State or local public health authorities.

COVID-Safe Videos from April Armstrong

Check out April's guest post for NIOSH-Certified Stealth Mask's new U.S. website!

Top 10 Pandemic Support Resources

Planning a weekend away with friends or family? Take 60 seconds to screen yourself for risk and see if it's safe to make that visit. Create a free account and see the risk profiles of the other people you are visiting.

"As the nation's health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise."

The World Health Organization has advised that before opening, rates of positivity in testing (ie, out of all tests conducted, how many came back positive for COVID-19) of should remain at 5% or lower for at least 14 days. Johns Hopkins University's data is widely considered the most comprehensive, current and credible tracker.

Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering and Computer Science shows undeniable and compelling evidence of how face masks help prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. 

Yahoo Sports says it best, "The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), the international governing body for roller derby, has created a comprehensive, science-based COVID-19 plan that focuses on keeping every single athlete, official and fan safe. And it blows every other plan in sports completely out of the water."

El País has an outstanding visualization showing the likelihood of infection in three everyday scenarios, based on the safety measures used and the length of exposure.

Duke University shows that it's possible to do the impossible: keep a residential university open and largely COVID-free. What does it take? Relentless, uncompromising, unyielding, comprehensive commitment by every member of the Duke Community. Watch and learn.

While it only takes one unlucky encounter with the wrong person to contract COVID-19, this is nonetheless an interesting interactive map that shows the risk level of attending an event, given the event size and location.

The site tracks each state's progress towards stopping the spread of COVID-19. It's maintained by an all-volunteer, non-partisan group of people who have worked across multiple administrations with experience working at the White House, Department of Health and Human Services, and on the Ebola epidemic in West Africa.

Personal respiratory protection is the last line of defense when preventing transmission of an infectious respiratory disease. Learn more about this line of defense here.