Helpful Online Resources to Deal with the Coronavirus Outbreak

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We know there’s a sea of information out there right now regarding coronavirus—and it seems like the waves don’t stop coming with more and more news. If you’re feeling anything like us, it can get a little overwhelming trying to stay up-to-date while sifting through all the hearsay. To help make things a little easier, we’ve compiled this list of online resources related to dealing with the coronavirus outbreak. We hope that with these few sources you can get the trustworthy information you need to keep you and your family safe:

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a dedicated section of their website for coronavirus-related information. It’s a great jumping off point to find a lot of information about how to protect yourself and what to do if you’re sick. More specifically, you’ll find information on:

If you have any questions, such as about the basics of the disease or how COVID-19 spreads, it’s worth checking out their FAQ page as well for a long list of answers to commonly asked questions about coronavirus.

U.S. Department of State

The U.S. Department of State has its own coronavirus resource page where you’ll find even more links to reputable sources. What’s particularly helpful here is the information on Travel Advisories and enrolling in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), which is a useful resource for staying informed about any new updates that might affect your travel plans.

FEMA

FEMA, short for Federal Emergency Management, has devoted a whole page on its website to Rumor Control. It’s a good idea to scroll through these questions if you’ve come across any information that leaves you wondering how true it really is.

When it comes to your dental health specifically during this outbreak, know that we would love to provide you with our routine, general dental services and regular hours but it’s not what makes the most sense given our current situation. That being said, Overland Park Family Dental is still running on limited hours to provide emergency dentistry. So if you have an urgent dental concern, please don’t hesitate to call us at 913-439-4311! That way we can see to your dental issue ASAP from our Overland Park office.

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