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There is an overwhelming amount of information being shared via media outlets. Separating fact from fiction can be challenging for health professionals and lay-people alike. As this is an evolving situation, medical information is updated frequently and recommendations are changed to reflect the most current guidance available. This creates increased confusion and anxiety.

It's important to seek out reliable information that follows recommendations from public health officials. Your knowledge and expertise make you a vital health resource in helping school staff, students, and families find current, credible information they can use to make informed decisions about their health.  The Center invites you to join the fight against COVID-19 health misinformation and take the pledge to #ThinkCheckCorrect and share it with others. All the resources you need to step up and speak up and be a fact-checking champion are below.

Take the  Pledge Instructions and Resources

Print out a pledge and sign it or display the non-signature copy on your iPad. 

Take a photo or a 20-30 second video of yourself with your pledge and tell us why you "took the pledge."

If you are not yet a member, join our School Nurse Facebook Group and share your photo or video  

Finding Credible Online Health Information Resources
As coronavirus spreads, so do the questions. Where should you turn for the latest information on a rapidly changing situation? It's hard to beat the convenience of the internet, and we know there's a lot of useful and reliable information online. But there's also a lot of misinformation. The trick is to figure out which is which. Social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok, have seen many false and misleading posts.  Learn more about finding and using current, credible and concise health information resources and sites here.

Page updated 3/6/2021 6:32 PM