Coronavirus - COVID-19 Resources

In late December 2019, a new coronavirus was discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan. As the disease eventually dubbed COVID-19 spread from that region to the rest of the world, something else came with it — an “infodemic” of rumors and misinformation.

This fact sheet explains that misinformation about coronavirus and COVID-19 can create fear and hostility that hurts people and makes it harder to keep everyone healthy.

It is important to remember that people – including those of Asian descent – who do not live in or have not recently been in an area of ongoing spread of the virus that causes COVID-19, or have not been in contact with a person who is a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 are not at greater risk of spreading COVID-19 than other Americans.

Social media tools reach millions of individuals, private or not-for-profit organizations, and government officials around the world. The Global Handwashing Day social media campaign aims to create a global buzz about handwashing and to inspire increased investment in handwashing efforts globally.

We all know we need to wash our hands, now more than ever. But behavioural science tells us that people don’t always do the things they know they should. These hand washing materials have been developed by Behaviour Change and are free to download for any employer looking to nudge people to do the right thing.

This comic book is based on a radio story that NPR education reporter Cory Turner produced, asking experts what kids might want to know about the new coronavirus.

This is a gentle story written by a teacher and mother of four that helps explain, prepare, and helps prevent the spread of coronavirus. It is appropriate for teachers and parents to help explain the virus and put it into context for young children. Suitable for primary and preschool aged children.