With all that’s going on, and as rapidly as things are changing, it’s important that you stay balanced, well-informed, but not obsessed. There are many different ways to source information, especially on the internet. Use reliable websites like the CDC and state government sites. Keep in mind that most social media streams and many news outlets sensationalize and hypothesize. While this behavior keeps people tuned in, this type of reporting is counterproductive especially when dealing with anxiety.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Currently, the CDC is our best source of information. They provide continual updates on their website, as well as on Facebook and Twitter.
- State Government Websites. Your state government websites can inform you the latest information in your state, like the number of confirmed case in your state, how many are under monitoring, and which areas of the state are most at risk. Many have COVID-19 resources available specifically to schools. Here are two examples:
- The World Health Organization (WHO). WHO provides global situational reports as new reports unfold, as well as recommendations for the general public.