1) Wash your hands. This is great practice for doing it from now on if you haven't already.
You to your sink:
2) Stay in social isolation as often as possible. Stay 6 feet away from others and do not travel unnecessarily.
3) If you are healthy and it is necessary to leave your home for a little while:
4) If you are sick....
You, after making sure to follow the CDC rules:
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center
COVID-19 Expert Reality Check (Johns Hopkins)
Harvard Coronavirus Resource Center
Directory of Local Health Departments
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Collaboration between the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the White House, and the CDC
World Health Organization (WHO)
There is a lot of misinformation that floats around the internet through memes, statistics that have not been backed with data, and many other routes of misinformation. How are we supposed to filter through it all?
From their "about us" page: "Fact-checking journalism is the heart of PolitiFact. Our core principles are independence, transparency, fairness, thorough reporting and clear writing. The reason we publish is to give citizens the information they need to govern themselves in a democracy."
Great to use for checking whether information about politics is reliable or not
Mission Statement: We are a nonpartisan, nonprofit “consumer advocate” for voters that aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics. We monitor the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases. Our goal is to apply the best practices of both journalism and scholarship, and to increase public knowledge and understanding.
CoronaVirusFactsAlliance by Poynter Institute
As with all information, it's important to verify the accuracy of what is being shared. Here's a handy tool librarians use called the CRAAP Test.
Ms. Paige Crumbley '14, Assistant Professor/Access Services Librarian
Prof. Eric A. Kidwell, Professor/Director of the Library