By now so many organizations and companies have sent countless emails about what they are doing to up their cleanliness and keep business running smoothly. However, that is not the goal of my post. While I am continuing to provide care for patients who are in pain, I have rescheduled all other visits and procedures. I want to make sure that our patients–and even dentists across the globe–know where to look for answers. We are living through some tying times right now with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is why I think it is important to continue to stress the importance of receiving accurate information from credible sources.
Here are some important websites and organizations who regularly update their information about COVID-19, also referred to as coronavirus.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
I think this should be a main source of important COVID-19 information. The CDC continues to update their COVID-19 resources with the latest information. They also provide tips to protect yourself, what to do if you are exposed, signs and symptoms, and other vital resources to keep in mind. Check it out the CDC’s direct coronavirus, or COVID-19, website.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Another valuable resource in the WHO’s website. While they provide information for the entire globe, they ensure all of the most accurate resources are available around the clock. Whether you are a health care professional or a patient, their website is home to endless resources that can help during these trying times.
Check out the WHO’s coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic resource page to remain up-to-date with important information.
Your Health Department
Every state has their own health department. I would resort to your individual state’s health department to learn specific information about your current location. For example, in Atlanta we would turn to the Georgia State Public Health Department for state-specific information related to COVID-19.
Please let me know if you have any questions about this or any other information. I look forward to continuing to treat my patients and interact with my colleagues when we flatten the curve of COVID-19. Be safe and be well.