Google’s COVID-19 Information and Resources

By | April 15, 2020
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Google’s COVID-19 Information and Resources

During times of uncertainty and crises, your best friend is information. But it’s not as easy as you think to find good information, and if you base your health and welfare – and even your survival – on misinformation, you may end up worse than if you had no information at all.

You’ll find all kinds of misinformation and conspiracy theories about COVID-19 online. We cover some of this craziness here.

In times of crisis, we all need access to reliable and truthful information. Additionally, we need reliable information that’s easy to access and at our fingertips whenever we need it.

Which brings me to Google’s efforts to keep us all informed with reliable, trustworthy information. Google has been raked over the coals for years and sometimes justifiably so for real and perceived privacy violation. But let’s be fair… Google has done a lot of good too. One of these “good” things is their COVID-19 Information & Resources website.

This Google COVID-19 website is packed with reliable, easy to find, easy to understand and easy to access information about COVID-19.

Here is a brief look at some of the information and resources you’ll find on Google’s COVID-19  Information & Resources website.

Health Information

Coronavirus disease (COVID‑19)
Also called: 2019-nCov, 2019 Novel Coronavirus

OVERVIEW | SYMPTOMS | PREVENTION | TREATMENTS

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a new virus.

The disease causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever, and in more severe cases, difficulty breathing. You can protect yourself by washing your hands frequently, avoiding touching your face, and avoiding close contact (1 meter or 3 feet) with people who are unwell.

Safety and prevention tips

STAY HOME | SAVE LIVES.
Help stop coronavirus

1. STAY home as much as you can
2. KEEP a safe distance
3. WASH hands often
4. COVER your cough
5. SICK? Call ahead

This section contains several informative videos and links to more information.

Data & insights
See areas affected by COVID-19

Insights from Google Trends

Top searches related to coronavirus

Search interest in coronavirus by country

Resources from Google

Individuals

Stay connected and informed
Training resources for remote working and learning
Find remote job opportunities
Stay updated on travel advisories and airline policies
Educators
Move your classroom online
Distance learning resources for schools
Teach from Home tools for teachers
Free premium Hangouts Meet capabilities

Business

Help keep your business running
Resources to help manage through uncertainty
Training resources for remote working and learning
Free premium Hangouts Meet capabilities
Google’s response efforts to COVID-19
Google.org is committing $50 million to the global COVID-19 response.
Learn More about additional COVID-19 response efforts from Google.

Additional resources

Stay at home and save lives

Staying home right now isn’t just about keeping you and your family safe—it’s about helping to save the lives of others. (Video)

Learn@home

Resources & activities for parents & families to make the coming days as educational and fun as possible.

Family learning resources

Work from home essentials

Tips and tricks to effectively work from home, from troubleshooting poor Wi-Fi to collaborating with coworkers. Playlist – 12 videos

Coping techniques for stressful days

Videos to learn new coping techniques, from a 5-minute meditation to stress-relieving yoga. Playlist — 7 videos

Workout with Me

Turn your home into your personal gym with these exercises that require just a pair of dumbbells or no equipment at all. Playlist — 13 videos

Cook with Me

Join creators in their kitchens to chop, sauté, and cook up a feast with these videos made to accompany you during your own meal prep. Playlist — 11 videos

This Google site is full of information and facts. And it has links to more information and resources that you and your family can rely on.

Take some time and visit Google’s COVID-19 Information & Resources website.

This site is packed with reliable, factual, and easy-to-access information. We hope you bookmark it and refer to it often.

Be well and stay safe. And remember… we really are all in this together.

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