The internet is incredibly helpful and misleading. So how do you know who to trust? What information is accurate, and what is not?
When deciding what to believe, look for the thread of truth – the facts that are consistent even when found in different places. The other way to know you can trust the information on a website is if the site is from a trusted location, such as the government or an organization that has proved to be honest over time.
Rumor breeds fear and chaos. We encourage you to be careful when repeating information you are not positive is true. If you hear something you aren’t sure about, check it out or send the question to us. We will research it and find the answers.
211 – 2-1-1 is a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to vital resources across the state. No matter where you live in Colorado, you can find information about resources in your local community. From any phone dial 211. Web access is https://www.211colorado.org/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website – The best source of information for COVID-19. National and state-level data are available as well as ways to stay safe, what to do if you think you are sick, and how to help those around you during this pandemic.
Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing – Hub for information related to HCPF and updates on COVID-19. Information is organized by the audience ( Members, Providers, and Partners) and will be updated as the situation changes.
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment – For information on COVID-19 from the State
Colorado Emergency Management, Department of Public Safety – Information for County-level emergency management websites, telephone (office and 24 hour), emails and sms/txt alert systems in Colorado. In participating counties, you can follow the “alerts” link next to each of the identified counties to register for and begin receiving emergency alerts in that area.
Denver City website ♦ Cancellations, closures, and postponements ♦ Local Preparation and Coordination ♦ News and Media ♦ Support Services ♦ Donations and Volunteering ♦ Parking Enforcement Updates
Denver Regional Mobility and Access Council – Transportation updates – Stay Up To Date On Transportation Services
Denver Public Health – for more localized information
One Strong Voice: Information and Resources Regarding Medical Rationing – OSV participated in a call hosted by The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). They provided a list of resources including the #NoBodyIsDisposable campaign, and a Know Your Rights toolkit for people facing discrimination during medical triage. Link to the resource list.
RTD – RTD had created a page for their latest updates related to service and the health and safety warnings. Go to their page for the latest information and for more details about changes being made.
Other changes in effect:
2020Census.gov – Just one of the many services driven by the census count is emergency management. You have time now! Fill out your census online.
World Health Organization – WHO’s primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses.