Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19

The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Ongoing incident coverage shall focus on organization of top level resources with separate topic post for helpful information and local topics for highly regional focused media coverage a discussion.

Purpose

Disaster Summary forums and groups are created to assist in the organization of news, media, and public service information sources for active disasters.

Following a disaster event, Disaster Summary’s purpose is to curate the summary of the events and to highlight the public information sources that provided critical news and information during the event.

 

Facts

Facts matter during a crisis.  See the Forum opening and featured posts for resources to global news.  For smaller community coverage, the information posted may not yet be verified.  Multiple credible news outlets confirming reported facts allow visitors to trust the information sources.  Sharing credible sources of information about disasters and resources is our purpose.

This site is maintained by volunteers of several media agency brands. See Privacy Policy.

Post Disaster Event Coverage

Coverage of published resources will typically be produced after the disaster event.  However, the forum may operate as a resource for niche locations, groups, or hub collaboration purpose where other social community resources have not yet been established.  Content shall always cite and contributions featured will be to reliable news sources.  All other posts and content lacking sources will be pruned or scheduled for deletion.

Community Monitored Volunteer Participation

Assistance.

A support desk is monitored daily (not 24/7) for requests to assist in communication or curation of information & resources.  We are able to assist in helping other member participate in a specific niche forum thread if other social resources are not accessible by all persons monitoring real-time events.  We are not providing real-time coverage and do not substitute for your local news media during an active crisis. 

 

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