The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is a proud partner of National COVID-19 Day.
The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020. National Covid-19 Day was co-founded by Jamie Aten and Kent Annan at Wheaton College’s Humanitarian Disaster Institute. They launched National COVID-19 Day to help the United States navigate our collective grief, encourage one another, and embrace hope for what is ahead.
Many of the nation’s more than 750,000 social workers are on the frontlines of the pandemic. Clinical social workers are the largest group of mental health service providers in the United States. Other social workers work in places serving people and families affected by the COVID-19, including hospitals, adult care facilities, veterans’ centers, and schools.