As we continue to learn new information about COVID-19 and how the virus spreads, it can feel overwhelming to stay up-to-date on the facts. From social media to chats with friends to local and national news, we’re exposed to a constant stream of updates and ideas. We’re here to help you find reputable resources to understand the virus, stay healthy, and prevent transmission. Together, we can help keep our community safe and informed. We are One Pack United!
CTRL + F
With a few simple skills, you can refine your fact-finding abilities to better weed out misinformation and unsupported claims. CTRL + F is an initiative funded by the Government of Canada to help students build digital literacy techniques to sort through information during this unprecedented time.
Johns Hopkins - Coronavirus Resource Center
Johns Hopkins University has been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19, representing experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness. Their Coronavirus Resource Center includes a global COVID-19 case tracker that is updated daily, trends and analyses of the data, and best practices for protecting your health.
CDC - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offers a comprehensive guide to care for yourself and protect your community. You’ll find best practices for daily activities, steps to take if you’re feeling sick, and the latest research and data in the U.S. They also have a section dedicated to Colleges, Universities, and Higher Learning with a toolkit for students and young adults.
If you’re looking for local information regarding the phased reopening of New Orleans and resources available to the community, this is your source. NOLA Ready provides detailed updates from the City of New Orleans, and you can sign up to receive text notifications about coronavirus by texting COVIDNOLA to 888777.
Louisiana Department of Health - Mask Up Louisiana
My mask protects you. Your mask protects me. But do you know how to properly wear your face covering and take care of it? The Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) is here to help. The LDH website dispels common myths about face coverings and shares current policies for wearing face masks in Louisiana.