The 'Why'

The four healthy behaviors promoted in the Cyclones Care campaign weren't selected out of nowhere. Below you'll find more about "the why" from sources you can trust -- public health and health care experts with academic degrees and professional expertise. They are experienced in dealing with public health crises, treating patients who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or had similar health issues.

If you want to learn more about the novel coronavirus, the global public health experts at Johns Hopkins University established an online resource center that includes FAQs, and COVID-19 basics.

Family health communication expert and Iowa State faculty member Katherine Rafferty and her research team also developed COVID-19 resources. Among them are several informational video interviews with Dr. Gregory Schmidt, director of Critical Care Programs at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics:

Graphic depicting four healthy behaviors: Wear mask, physical distance, wash hands, stay home if ill


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