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A GUIDE during the COVID-19 Situation: Stay Informed

REGULARLY UPDATED! A clearinghouse for information, and links to updated information, from reliable government and university sources

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An encouraging statement about Phase 1 from Natchitoches mayor Lee Posey.

Read the latest on northwest Louisiana in the Shreveport Times. For statewide coverage, here's the Baton Rouge/New Orleans Advocate.

Natchitoches Regional Medical Center is now offering coronavirus screening and testing. Find more details here.

Number of COVID-19 cases passes 150 in Natchitoches Parish; more than ten people have died from it.

Read NSU President Maggio's latest message here.

Here is Northwestern State University's virtual, online graduation ceremony page for May 2020 graduates. Regular ceremonies will be held August 8.

Click here for daily updates from the Louisiana Department of Health.

ULS plans to hold face-to-face classes in the fall semester. Northwestern State is reopening its physical campus in slow stages.

Results from an LSU Survey of Public Reaction to Coronavirus in Louisiana, May 5, 2020: more than three-quarters supported the stay-at-home order and are staying at home.

Beware of rumors, panic, unsupported social media information, and other dangerous responses to the current situation. Use reliable sources for information: libraries, the University, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the coronavirus/COVID-19 site from Johns Hopkins University, and other sources you can be sure are current, reliable, accurate, authoritative, and not biased.

As more is learned about the novel coronavirus, some definitions and recommendations may change. Here is a rumor-control list from FEMA.

NewsGuard published a list of websites which have reported false or misleading information about coronavirus and COVID-19.

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