Keep it real Washington! Help separate COVID-19 fact from fiction, medicine from myth, and keep rumors in check! These trusted sources can help you manage behavior and anxiety to support your friends, families, and neighbors.
Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19)
- Washington State Coronavirus Response (COVID-19) is Washington State’s official COVID-19 site, maintained by the state Joint Information Center. This site provides links to official information from a wide range of trusted sources, including government and community services. The site has a Spread the Facts page with important FAQs. The Spread the Facts campaign provides helpful infographics for download and re-use.
World Health Organization Myth Busters
- The preeminent global agency fighting the COVID19 epidemic, The World Health Organization has posted this great page Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth busters.
Washington State Department of Health
- WA DoH is your source for clear health information and status updates. The Washington State Department of Health has a comprehensive page including information on symptoms, resources, and current case levels: WA State Dept of Health Novel Coronavirus Outbreak.
U.S. Centers for Disease Control
- U.S. Centers for Disease Control has a simple page of 5 Key Facts with detail worth reading.
- Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity.
- For most people, the immediate risk of becoming seriously ill from the virus that causes COVID-19 is thought to be low.
- Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people.
- There are simple things you can do to help keep yourself and others healthy.
- You can help stop COVID-19 by knowing the signs and symptoms.
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA)
- Coronovirus Rumor Control page. From FEMA: “The purpose of this page is to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Rumors can easily circulate within communities during a crisis, stay informed with our updated myth vs. facts related to the federal (COVID-19) response.”
When referring to press articles regarding COVID-19, please remember to check the publication date or revision date – knowledge is growing quickly!
- Fact Check: Debunking 10 myths about the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Attractive graphics and facts sourced from WHO, New York Times, and Associated Press. [4/3/20]
New York Times:
- Don’t Fall for These Myths About Coronavirus addresses six current myths about COVID-19.
From WIRED in the UK comes this health column. Does alcohol kill coronavirus? The biggest myths, busted. [4/6/20]