Privacy Notice

If you visit our site to read or download information:

We collect and store only the following information about you: the name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example,, if you are connecting from a Google account, or if you are connecting from the University of Iowa’s domain); the date and time you access our site, the internet address of the website from which you linked directly to our site, if any,  which pages you view while you visit our website and if you submit a resource, your name and email. We use the information we collect to count the number of visitors to the different sections of our site and find out what information is the most viewed to help us make our website more useful to visitors and to verify quality of submitted resources. If you identify yourself by sending us an e-mail message and you decide to send us personally identifying information, we will use that personally identifying information to respond to your comment or suggestion and to count the number of people sending us comments. We will not obtain personally identifying information about you when you visit our site unless you choose to provide such information to us.

Cookies and Other Information Stored on Your Computer

The majority of this site does NOT use the “cookies” that some websites use to gather and store information about your visits to their sites.

This site does use 3rd party cookies. Examples of services we may be using are:

Cookies are essentially tokens of information, such as preferences and passwords, which some web servers collect from you when you access them. Those data are stored on your hard drive and not on the web site’s server. Whenever you visit a “cookie” site again, the server looks for its cookie on your hard drive and, if found, then reads the information it stored there.

Log Data

Log data shared with Google Analytics is kept up to 50 months after your last visit.

Security Notice

For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, our web host employs software programs to monitor network traffic and identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise cause damage. Unauthorized attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986 and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.

Restrictions on Use

If you wish to make further use of the materials you find on the COVID-19 Communication Network, please contact the producing organization.  It is the user’s responsibility to obtain any permissions for using materials found on this site.  While we make every effort to provide accurate and complete information about each item, some information may change between site updates.  For any help, please contact

Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Unauthorized attempts to upload information and/or change information on this website are strictly prohibited and are subject to prosecution under Title 18 U.S.C., Sections 1001 and 1030.

Copyright and Permissions

In general, content on this website is copyrighted.

What you may do without permission: Without asking our permission, you are welcome to print pages from this website, to print or save search results, and to download the files that are specifically offered in downloadable format (usually, .pdf, Word, or PowerPoint). You may also use, without prior permission and text from posted blogs with attribution. You may also link to this website and its contents without permission.

What you must request permission to do: In general, if you want to reproduce, republish, or incorporate text or images from this website into other websites, publications or other materials that you or others produce, please contact the producing organization for permission.  For all materials and information used from this website, we ask that you credit original sources as given on specific pages. If no other specific source or authorship information is shown, please credit the COVID-19 Communication Network.

It is the user’s responsibility to be aware of current copyright law and applications. The user agrees to indemnify the Johns Hopkins University from any costs or claims for infringement or copyright in relation to copies of images or text from this website.


Links to Other Sites

This website offers links to websites of other organizations which, we believe, may offer relevant information. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the disclaimers and security and privacy policies of the new site.

Disclaimer of Endorsement

The documents posted on this website may contain links to information created and maintained by other public and private organizations. These links are provided for visitors’ convenience. We do not control or guarantee the accuracy, relevance, timeliness or completeness of any linked information. Further, the inclusion of links to other websites is not intended to endorse, recommend, or favor any views expressed, or commercial products or services offered on these outside sites, or the organizations sponsoring the sites, by trade name, trademark, manufacture, or otherwise.

Reference in this website to any specific commercial products, processes or services, or the use of any trade, firm or corporation name is for the information and convenience of the site’s visitors, and does not constitute endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the Breakthrough ACTION, the Johns Hopkins University, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs (CCP), the United States Government, or the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of HC3, the Johns Hopkins University, JHU∙CCP, the United States Government, or USAID, and shall not be used for advertising or to endorse products.

Disclaimer of Liability

Every effort is made to provide accurate and complete information. We cannot guarantee there will be no errors, however. We make no claims, promises, or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the contents of this website and expressly disclaim liability for errors and omissions in the contents of this website.

With respect to the content of this site, Breakthrough ACTION, the Johns Hopkins University, CCP, the United States Government, or USAID, or their employees and contractors make no warranty, expressed or implied or statutory, including but not limited to the warranties of non-infringement of third-party rights, title, and the warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to content available from this website or other Internet resources linked from it. Additionally, the Johns Hopkins University, JHU∙CCP, the U.S. Government, or USAID assume no legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product, or process disclosed herein or freedom from computer viruses, and does not represent that use of such information, product, or process would not infringe on privately owned rights.

Other Disclaimers

The information provided on this website is not official U.S. Government information and does not represent the views or positions of the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Government, or The Johns Hopkins University. In particular, the views and opinions expressed in the blog are those of the individual contributors; are not official U.S. Government information; and do not necessarily represent the views or positions of Breakthrough ACTION, the Johns Hopkins University, JHU∙CCP, the United States Government, or USAID.

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If you have any questions or comments about the information presented here, please contact:

Breakthrough ACTION based at:

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Baltimore, MD, 21202
Tel: 410-659-6300 | Fax: 410-659-6266