The word "Infodemic" was coined by a political scientist in 2003 when referring to the SARS epidemic, and has recently been used by the World Health Organization. It means “an overabundance of information – some accurate and some not – that makes it hard for people to find trustworthy sources and reliable guidance when they need it.” A good word for all of us to learn! And yep, we're talking about the coronavirus.
Here are some sites containing information you CAN trust:
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services contains information regarding the current cases of Covid-19 in the state, and resources for citizens and business owners:
Town of Derry, NH information on Covid-19
NH Governor's Emergency Orders pertaining to COVID-19:
NH Governor’s memo 3/16/2020 regarding public bodies and the Right-to-Know law during the pandemic (Important for Library Trustees):
CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines:
**please do NOT combine cleaning materials – there is a very good chance you can combine chemicals into something hazardous!!
CDC – Properties of an ideal disinfectant:
ALA Pandemic Preparedness Resources:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases – COVID-19 on surfaces (3/17/2020):
Information from New Hampshire Librarians: