Here’s another batch of coronavirus-related information that may help you communicate with patients with limited English.
The Minnesota Department of Health just added new basic overviews of COVID19 in Amharic, Hmong and Karen to a list that already included translations in Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese. MDH also added Amharic, Hmong and Karen versions of its information sheet, Resources to Find Low-Cost Health Care or Get Health Insurance, to a library that includes Arabic, English, Chinese, Russian, Somali, Spanish and Vietnamese versions. Find them at the MDH site here.
MDH also offers a simple Wash Your Hands poster in 24 languages, including English, Amharic, Arabic, Burmese, Chinese (Mandarin), French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Karen, Khmer, Korean, Laotian, Nepali, Oromo, Ojibwe, Russian, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Thai, and Vietnamese. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides additional hand-washing posters in multiple languages, with versions for adults teens and children, here.