Social media platforms are great for staying connected with friends and family, especially during Coronavirus social distancing. But, how do you stay informed about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic? It’s helpful to go straight to the experts. Information about Coronavirus is everywhere. Unfortunately, a lot of misinformation exists. While no once source is perfect, it’s helpful to go straight to the experts to stay informed about COVID-19. This is How to Stay Informed about COVID-19:
CDC and the WHO
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the source of information that many media outlets use for COVID-19. You can find what you need to know about symptoms and even answers to frequently asked questions about Coronavirus on the CDC’s website. If you want a global update, check out the World Health Organization (WHO). They have information about the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic worldwide. The CDC and the WHO are recommended by Harvard Health Publishing since they have a mission to keep the public protected and informed.
The White House and CDC have released a special site dedicated to sharing information about this pandemic. Find guidelines for how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you’re sick. These are just some examples of the COVID-19 information you can find at Coronavirus.gov. Both this site and the CDC are part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
Local DHHS Site and Local News Outlets
Each state has its specific Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) site. Find the website of your state or territorial health department and follow it for state-specific information about Coronavirus. Be sure to also check your local news outlets for information directly related to your community.
Don’t forget that many news authorities have Facebook and Twitter accounts to make it easier to stay in the know. As a caution, don’t spend too much time engrossed in the news feeds. Your family and your homestead deserve your attention too. Thank you for reading this post, How to Stay Informed about COVID-19, and we hope you and your love ones stay safe and healthy.
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