Coronavirus COVID-19 Information Resources
It is always important to get your news from credible sources and this is especially important when you are looking for health information. The Coronavirus is being monitored and reported on around the world. This article includes information and links to reliable sources for health information nationally, in Kansas and locally.
The Coronavirus is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation and CDC will provide updated guidance and information as it becomes available. Local health departments and hospitals will also update their information with a local or regional focus. Information on all of these websites will be updated frequently.
How can I help protect myself and my family?
The coronavirus is spreading in the United States right now, and the best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. There are simple everyday preventive actions the Kansas Department of Health and Environment recommends to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
To keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Keep a distance of six feet from other people.
- Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.
Review Healthy Habits to Help Prevent Flu from the CDC. Nonpharmaceutical Interventions (NPIs) are actions, apart from getting vaccinated and taking medicine, that people and communities can take to help slow the spread of illnesses like pandemic influenza (flu). NPIs are also known as community mitigation strategies. Read more from the CDC.
The current count of cases of infection with COVID-19 in the United States is available on CDC’s webpage.
Local Coronavirus Information Sources
Miami County Health Department
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
United States Coronavirus Information Sources
CDC (Centers for Disease Control)
NIH (National Institutes of Health)
NLM (National Library of Medicine)
International Coronavirus Information Sources
WHO (World Health Organization)