COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation


  • Coronavirus doesn’t recognize caste, religion, nationality.

    The 2019 novel coronavirus (covid19) infection started in Wuhan China, but that is just geography! Any and every person can be affected by it! Rich, poor, any religion, any profession, any nationality. Do not judge people based on any prejudice.

  • A person wearing mask does not mean she/he is infected.

    People wearing masks may be protecting you from getting infected. They may be healthcare workers who take care of patients. So do not judge people for wearing mask and do not assume they are sick.

  • You can interrupt stigma. Start by sharing accurate information.

    Avoid spreading misinformation. Stay updated with accurate information from trusted and reputable sources. Get the latest public health information from CDC: or WHO: Get the latest research from NIH: Follow the spread on an interactive map:

  • Speak up if you hear, see or read misinformation or harassment.

    Gently correct the misinformation and remind the speaker: false information and prejudiced behavior make all of us less safe. Do not ostracize people working on frontlines and providing essential services. Please do not force tenants to evacuate if they fall ill with covid19. If serious harassment occurs, consider reporting it.

  • Show love and compassion for those more closely affected.

    Emotional support and encouragement of those severely affected is important. If possible, help them during quarantine period by assisting in procuring essentials like food and medicine. Social distancing is important, but emotional distancing/distress is not good. Everyone needs to be safe and cared for to save all of us.