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You want to stay up to date with all of the latest coronavirus information and recommendations, but where to start can feel overwhelming. We’re here to reassure you with a list of the most accurate and reliable sources.
It’s important to only follow these sources because misinformation from other news or social media outlets can bring unnecessary stress to you and your family. Staying up to date with these sources can ease your mind with accurate information and the best ways to protect yourself.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC is the nation’s health protection agency and an operating unit of the Department of Health and Human Services. It’s the CDC’s mission to protect Americans from various health, safety and security threats from within our country and beyond its borders. As a part of this mission, the CDC is responsible for distributing information to protect the health of all Americans.
The CDC is currently studying and updating Americans on coronavirus, as well as the most up-to-date information on prevention strategies. You can find the CDC’s coronavirus resources on the CDC’s coronavirus webpage.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is responsible for enhancing and protecting Americans’ health and well-being by developing and supporting effective health and human services and advances in those services, medicine and public health.
HHS is made up of 11 divisions with eight agencies, with the CDC being one of them. The CDC is responsible for relaying information to the American people about coronavirus.
World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization is a collective of representatives from over 150 countries who work worldwide to promote the health and safety (especially during global health emergencies) and serve vulnerable populations.
WHO provides valuable information about how coronavirus is affecting the entire world. You can learn more about WHO’s efforts and updates about coronavirus on the WHO coronavirus webpage.
State (i.e., Florida) Health Agencies
Your state or territorial health agencies are also trusted resources for information about how coronavirus is affecting the state in which you live. You can reference this website to find links to all state health agencies. There, you’ll be able to follow updates on how coronavirus is affecting your state and any specific recommendations from your government leaders.
Local County and City Health Departments
Once you find your state or territorial health agency’s website (as noted above), you’ll be able to navigate even further to find your county and city health department’s webpages and any public coronavirus updates and information.
These are important resources to understand exactly how coronavirus is affecting the communities in which you live. You may also want to check if your local county and city have social media pages, which you can follow for more live updates.
It’s our hope that these resources help you navigate to the most reliable sources of information regarding coronavirus. Staying apprised of the latest — and correct — information can help ease your concerns and feel empowered to take the right steps to protect yourself.