The internet is a wonderful tool and gives us literally thousands of pieces of information at our fingerprints, but be aware that there are many sources of misinformation about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its spread. It’s natural and good to share “the news” with our friends and neighbors, but we urge everyone to be careful about where you’re getting information and double check sources before you share what you’ve heard or read. Spreading misinformation can lead to unfounded fears and worse. Here are a few legitimate sources to keep you up-to-date about COVID- 19.
- World Health Organization
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Johns Hopkins University – School of Public Health
- National Institutes of Health
- California Department of Public Health
- LA County Public Health
- Pasadena Public Health
- City of South Pasadena
- Harvard Medical School
- LA Times
- ABC News
- NBC News
- Los Angeles Archdiocese
And to see what is NOT legitimate information about this virus – Snopes investigates the memes, rumors, jokes, and misinformation spreading on social media in the wake of the 2020 coronavirus outbreak.