Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) is an emerging and evolving issue for many California communities, the nation, and the world and on March 4, Governor Newsom declared a State of Emergency to make additional resources available for California. To assist PIOs statewide, CAPIO has developed a repository of COVID-19 resources below you may find helpful when developing communications on this topic.  In addition, we held an informational webinar on March 19 to provide helpful guidance on crisis communications messaging and strategies.  We’ve placed the recording and materials here to share. 

capio webinar on covid-19 messaging (free recording and resources)

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Public Information Resources & Examples

Below is a list of public information resources and communications examples surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please note: information surrounding COVID-19 is evolving rapidly, and while CAPIO will work to keep these resources as relevant and current as possible, please be sure to double check facts and figures before using any data in your communications.   


California Department of Public Health COVID-19 Resource PageThis page has the most up to date and official State of California information, cases, data, tips and more from the state of California.  

California Department of Public Health Main Website

California Department of Public News Releases Page 

Governor’s Office of Emergency Services | Cal OES

Governor Newsom’s Newsroom

League of CA Cities Webpage


Centers for Disease Control

CDC Clear Communication Index

Everyday Words for Health Communication (CDC Source)

Talking Points & Key Messages

Internal Communications



Social Media

Press Releases & Media Statements

Strategic Plans – Crisis Messaging

Webinars & Trainings