Protect your clients from misinformation on COVID-19Posted: March 27, 2020 - By Elizabeth Velez
COVID-19 has impacted lives and businesses across the world. During this time of uncertainty, communication and information have become powerful tools in staying safe and deciding our next steps. As the medical community continues to learn more about how we can take preventative measures, you can protect your employees and your clients from misinformation. Here are credible sources to get reliable information on COVID-19 that you can recommend in an email newsletter to your clients.
The CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. Their website offers clear information on:
- How to protect yourself (wash hands often, avoid close contact, and more)
- If you think you are sick (what to do and how to protect others)
- What you need to know (symptoms and how to prepare your family)
- Resources for your community
- Information for healthcare professionals
WHO works worldwide to promote health, keep the world safe, and serve the vulnerable. Their website offers:
- Public advice (mythbusters and travel advice)
- Technical guidance and global research (critical preparedness and response actions)
- Scam alerts (find out how criminals are operating)
APHA champions the health of all people and communities speaking out for public health issues and policies backed by science. A great resource on their website includes:
- A quick fact sheet outlining symptoms and protection.
CMS is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) providing guidance for healthcare workers. Visit their website to:
- Educate your clients on the specific guidance for working in nursing homes.
- Refer to their guidance on protective mask implementation.
Your State Health Department offers procedures for testing and other processes that are specific to your state. Their site can direct you to:
- Health departments in all 50 states, 8 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.
Remember, if you’re a Demandforce customer you can share new information with your clients through text messages when it’s time sensitive and directly impacts your business. Stay safe and healthy.