March 18, 2020
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Looking for trustworthy sources to stay up-to-date about coronavirus (COVID-19)? The links below contain the most current information about the best ways to reduce risk of contracting the virus, myths about the virus, the spread of the disease, symptoms, testing, travel concerns, business support, community resources and much more. We will be updating this post so check back often.
General COVID-19 Information from World, Federal and State Agencies
- WHO Coronavirus Q&A – the World Health Organization provides straightforward answers to common questions about coronavirus.
- Michigan Coronavirus – the state website contains general information about the virus as well as Michigan-specific information, including the number of confirmed cases.
- Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation – this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services fact sheet explains social distancing and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.
- MedlinePlus Coronavirus Information – this U.S. National Library of Medicine page includes a wealth of information about the virus and is explained in plain language.
- CDC Coronavirus Information – the Center for Disease control page includes information for individuals as well as communities, schools, businesses, and healthcare professionals.
- NIH Coronavirus and Alternative Treatments – the National Institutes of Health has issued a warning about “alternative” treatments for COVID-19.
- State of Michigan Local Health Departments – link to directory
- WHO Mythbusters – the World Health Organization provides factual information in response to myths and rumors circulating on social media.
- NewsGuard Coronavirus Misinformation Tracking Center – fact-checking organization NewsGuard provides a list of websites publishing false information about coronavirus, organized by country.
Small Business and Economic Support
- This press release from the State of Michigan has information and links for resources to help overcome anticipated loss of revenue as a result of COVID-19.
- SEMCOG – Doing Business During a Pandemic
- Michigan Small Business and Development Center information for COVID-19
- Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency – start here to file an unemployment claim