COVID COMPASS | Information Resource Page

April 13, 2020


During times of uncertainty, it’s hard to know what news sources are trustworthy or when consuming too much might contribute to additional stress and anxiety. These activities are designed to help you stay informed while taking care of yourself.

QUIZ: Identify Credible Information
You are probably getting updates from television, social media, and everyone you know. But, how do you know which source is reliable? Take this quick quiz to identify and understand the impact of COVID-19 information sources on your well-being.
Download the Quiz (PDF Download).

Change the Channel
Ready for a break? In times of stress, it can be easy to become fixated on the latest updates without realizing the impact it may have on your outlook. Try this exercise to focus on something positive and take a break from what’s going on.
View the Activity (PDF Download).


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Website
Provides a clear and curated overview of the state of COVID-19 in the US, recommendations for caring for yourself, what to expect in the future, and plenty of links to other COVID-19 FAQs and info sheets.

World Health Organization (WHO) | Website
A reliable source for global COVID-19 updates. This page is home to stats, dashboards, and maps with COVID-19 information. There is also a very informative and unique “myth busters” page that dispels many common erroneous beliefs.

North Carolina Department of Health & Human Services (or other similar state agencies) | Website
Provides information on local procedures for businesses, employers, childcare facilities, community groups, colleges & universities, unemployment queries, individuals and families, local health departments, long-term care facilities, healthcare providers, and more. This resource also contains information about reducing stigma, and referrals to external agencies, organizations, and hotlines who can help with mental health concerns.