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Many consumers have already bookmarked certain internet sites to help guide them to reliable information during the COVID-19 outbreak. The following websites should be included as primary resources because they provide the most accurate information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you become sick.

 

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—COVID-19 

 

The CDC offers reliable information about the disease, symptoms, treatment, and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Highlights of the site include:

· An interactive self-checker to help consumers make decisions and seek appropriate medical care

· What to do if you are sick, including guidance on testing

· Precautions for all consumers to take to slow the spread of COVID-19

· Special precautions for older adults and people with underlying medical conditions

· Tips for daily life

· Guidance for keeping communities safe

The World Health Organization (WHO)—COVID-19

 

The WHO offers a broad range of information about how COVID-19 is affecting the world. It has a section called Public Advice, which highlights two important topics:

· When and how to use masks

· Mythbusters: False information about how COVID-19 is spread and how it can be prevented

The state and federal US Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)—Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) Updates 

 

HHS is the lead federal agency for the COVID-19 outbreak response in the US. This website is updated daily and includes news and tips for consumers to follow.

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

 

This site includes FAQs on topics such as general information, vaccines, medicines, tests for COVID-19, food products, and pets. Examples include:

· What do I do if I get a rash or other reaction to hand sanitizer?

· Why aren’t blood centers testing donors for SARS-CoV-2?

· I recently recovered from COVID-19, can I donate convalescent plasma?

· Is the US food supply safe?

· If my pet has been exposed to someone who has COVID-19, do they need to be quarantined?

Created on April 16, 2020

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