Monday, March 16, 2020

COVID-19/Coronavirus Pandemic Response: Where to get up-to-date and accurate information for Langley City

Information about keeping transit safe. Source: TransLink. Select image to enlarge.

We are in the early stages of COVID-19/Coronavirus spreading in Metro Vancouver. What we do over the next little while will have a major impact on how many people get infected, and how fast people get infected. It is critical that people receive up-to-date and accurate information.

Over the last week, I’ve seen accurate and inaccurate information on my social media timelines. I’ve also received email messages from friends and family which again have contained a mix of accurate and inaccurate information. Some of this inaccurate information has been posted and sent by trusted friends and family members.

When it comes to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic response, inaccurate information hinders our ability to reduce and slow down the rate of infection.

It is important that you always validate the source of information, before you trust that information.

For Langley City residents, great primary sources of information include:

Good secondary sources of information include:

When you see, hear, or read a social media post, article, video, or email about COVID-19/Coronavirus, always verify its source before making a decision about the accuracy of its information.

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