Navigating COVID-19 Information

Updated 2021/07/28

Staying up-to-date with the latest COVID-19 information is important, but it can also be overwhelming. To help you select reliable media to follow during this time, Library staff have curated a list of their go-to news and data sources.

Local – Cranbrook and area

City of Cranbrook Updates and Information:  The city’s response and information for residents.

RDEK:  The Regional District’s daily updates on the current state of emergency.

Interior Health Authority:  COVID-19 latest news and updates.

Provincial – British Columbia

BC Center for Disease Control: Information about COVID-19, how to protect yourself, your family and your community and what to do if you suspect you have the virus.

HealthlinkBC:  Includes answers to the most common questions about COVID-19, as well as current health alerts.

Government of British Columbia: COVID-19 provincial support and essential information.

National – Canada

Health Canada: Numerous resources on health and safety from the federal government.

Thrive Health: The government’s COVID-19 self-assessment tool.

Travel Restrictions: Canada’s current travel restrictions and exemptions.


John Hopkins COVID-19 Resource Center: A real-time interactive world map showing spread, cases by country, and mortality.

World Health Organization: Authoritative resource on the COVID-19 pandemic, and strategies for countries and individuals.

Google: The search engine giant has collected all their most searched for questions and answers, with helpful resources.


Salem Press: Salem Press has collated a number of scholarly essays related to pandemics, including a section on CoVID-19.

COVID-19 Accessible Information

The National Network for Equitable Library Service is now offering up-to-date COVID-19 information for people with print disabilities or even those with a slower internet connection.

New eBook for Kids

With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.  Just click on the image below: