But there also are national and local public resources available online where you can keep track of the latest COVID-19 advice and reports for yourself, whether you’re trying to plan travel, inform your relatives or just get through the day.
News reports about the new coronavirus have flooded your social media feeds and your televisions, and the numbers and headlines seem to be changing every hour.
It can be scary and confusing, even when coming from trustworthy mainstream media reports.
Some key resources that you can bookmark are listed below.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates its website regularly, using clear language to give you the latest information known by public health experts. Here are a few key pages:
- What to do when you think you have COVID-19.
- The known symptoms of COVID-19.
- Common questions about coronavirus answered.
- How to prevent illness.
- A summary of the situation.
- The latest U.S. cases.
In addition, states update their own public health pages that have more local data and guidance.
- Illinois Department of Public Health.
- Wisconsin Department of Public Health.
Advocate Aurora Health is keeping its own updated page that you can find here.
Remember, this is how the CDC describes the symptoms of COVID-19:
The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.
- Shortness of breath
If you think you have these symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has contracted COVID-19, you should stay home and call ahead to your doctor.