Pittsburgh coronavirus information: Who to follow for updates

From the Allegheny County Health Department to the Port Authority, here is a list of websites and Twitter accounts to follow for updates on the coronavirus in Pittsburgh. 

by Lindsay Patross
March 29, 2020

Here are all the local websites, Facebook pages, and Twitter accounts to follow for local updates about the coronavirus in Pittsburgh.

Health Departments

Allegheny County Health Department

The Allegheny County Health Department has set up a website for coronavirus information. The Allegheny County Health Department website has lots of links, you might find it easier to follow the Allegheny County Health Department on Facebook for updates.

Pennsylvania Department of Health

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has a website set up for coronavirus information. The website lists which counties have reported cases as well as an FAQ for Pennsylvania residents.

Pittsburgh Hospital Systems

Most of the hospitals in Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania are part of one of these hospital systems. Both Allegheny Health Network and UPMC are providing information on coronavirus.

Allegheny Health Network

UPMC

Public Transit

Port Authority

The Port Authority manages public transit for Allegheny County. The Port Authority has set up a page for coronavirus info.

Pittsburgh Airport

https://www.facebook.com/PITairport/posts/10158547175278933?__xts__[0]=68.ARA0g_hfcVoluI06_83scRWawDkDOILS5nUSnpDpQkO6vysljVVfkpatUY8HH1h_Rig639dc8Jh-rFnp2DjQc4X0WrZYwQMPr1l2nA5jMHNnc9LzVDdLYfv4bzQuVfccyySwDCSPR1VZiLXjHCElmL0YWgoE2-TaAtKcuwBNELHkD6SQXJZx5ggGWOxrdiYK3oTOmn0S6jNQiJ_3Vo5RdB1PbqlGJlQzNwTeXSE4lGRf76Y42jtz3uy_GcW_y-Gzoh3YVEJ2z2pdje3fQA8vRmDDAcgh3HZEo69N_hxzii-pTPHCJbnxez06LY4nljId_Hhx7q5hnup-oG5LPA&__tn__=-R

Pittsburgh Universities

National Government Health Organizations

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

National Institutes for Health (NIH)

While the CDC focuses on managing public health, the NIH, also a federal agency under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, focuses on research.

 

Other Pittsburgh people to follow for coronavirus Updates

Dr. Rachel Levine // @SecretaryLevine

Dr. Levine is the secretary of health for the commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Amesh Adjala // @AmeshAA

Dr. Adjala is a Pittsburgh doctor who specializes in infectious diseases. As an expert in the field, he is a frequent guest on national television and radio. You can read more about his work on his blog Tracking Zebra.

Mayor Bill Peduto // @BillPeduto

Bill Peduto is the mayor of Pittsburgh. He frequently retweets updates from other city agencies.

Twitter List for Pittsburgh coronavirus information

We’ve created a Twitter list for some of the accounts listed above.

More coronavirus info & stats

ncov2019.live is a website built by Avi Schiffmann, a high school student, that summarizes data from the CDC and WHO. You can read more about this project on GeekWire.

https://www.facebook.com/geekwire/posts/3092472454109813?__xts__%5B0%5D=68.ARCGKSbdVwjpRRW6i-mSQ23N_f__WzAmPWpxAsXh8SPqecupPY2a5d5E4nwyluLR_GHRaid9Bb2LTy6tBl0XLeBzGsZlcWynDfsZUx1xtXYlRteyBy1PzAfWwaZNAjn7VQD6pfYOs1II3O_okAbJi-P_Ab5_6kU6NDG6H0ng7gBPnuDMRkwp6jL7mBvb-Pau2qRdavUyG0IbMXQoNxo1-TRbD9fXMKJXsHrX-jHSlDXt-wiXQXTPEwMVG9OhnHmJzpGeC57CUitTHr-AXSFlaVG1Wg9FhO-qL1aNZRHwirm47UG5JcMu986Z65Kuocd1QzFwgnW1Sj9FQTxV_VILYO7Mdw&__tn__=-R

Coronavirus fact or fiction?

https://www.facebook.com/NPR/posts/10159002951161756

https://www.facebook.com/wtae4/posts/10158368338008643

 

Image by Prawny from Pixabay

Pittsburgh born and raised, Lindsay has been writing about the people who love Pittsburgh since 2008.

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