Since there is a lot of information out there right now about the current COVID-19 virus outbreak HLAA-TC wanted to gather a list of resources together to recommend. We will be updating Facebook and LinkedIn with more articles as they come to our attention in the passing days.
Websites (in no particular order):
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Information. A frequently updated CDC website with information about what is known about the virus.
World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus Information. Also frequently updated and includes a wealth of information on what has been learned globally about COVID-19. The Q & A page answers a lot of questions about the virus.
FEMA Rumor Control Page. A page dedicated to “helping the public distinguish between rumor and fact” in regards to information circulating about COVID-19.
MN Department of Health COVID-19 Page.This includes up-to-the-date information on the spread of the disease in the state and various tips on how best to handle living in this new environment. Includes videos and recommendations on how to help stop the spread of the virus.
Governor Walz’ executive orders relating to COVID-19. A list of executive orders the governor has put into place since the beginning of the outbreak.
University of Minnesota CIDRAP COVID-19 Resource Center. This is a U of M Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy frequently updated page with facts and links to other trusted websites with information on COVID-19.
Hearing-related sites & articles regarding COVID-19:
Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Blog & News: Newsroom and blog of the National Association.
The Hearing Journal article by hearing loss advocate Shari Eberts about how to maintain hearing health during this global health crisis: https://bit.ly/2JcRD13
HLAA blog post on virtual Walk4Hearing events being held throughout the country: https://bit.ly/2QM0kDU
HLAA blog post on “Hearing Loss in the Time of Coronavirus:” https://bit.ly/3bn6MZR
Articles of interest:
NPR article on the similarities and differences between coronavirus and the flu: https://n.pr/2QCe0kv
MarketWatch article on how long COVID-19 lives on surfaces: https://on.mktw.net/3dkFHrY
The New York Times article on tactics recommended to stop the virus: https://nyti.ms/2WATjcy
USA Today article on a newly observed symptom that could warn that a person has COVID-19: https://bit.ly/3ac6Xa9
Star Tribune tracking Coronavirus in Minnesota Page. This page is updated with new numbers of confirmed cases, tests, deaths, and recoveries in MN: http://strib.mn/2xkZYx2
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Stay healthy. Stay safe. And stay informed.