For 21 years, Google’s mission has been to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Helping people get the right information to stay healthy is more important than ever in the face of a global pandemic like COVID-19. Since my last update, we’ve accelerated our work to help people stay safe, informed and connected. Here are the latest developments in our ongoing global response.
Helping people find useful information
We’re partnering with the U.S. government in developing a website dedicated to COVID-19 education, prevention, and local resources nationwide. This includes best practices on prevention, links to authoritative information from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and helpful tips and tools from Google for individuals, teachers and businesses. We’ll be rolling out an initial version of the website late Monday, March 16, and we’ll continue to enhance and update it with more resources on an ongoing basis.
We also continue to help people find timely and useful information through our products, including Search, Maps and YouTube. Right now on the Google homepage we’re promoting the “Do the Five” campaign to raise awareness of simple measures people can take to slow the spread of the disease, according to the WHO. In the first 24 hours, these tips have already been seen by millions in the U.S. We’ve added more useful information to our COVID-19 SOS Alerts, including links to national health authority sites and a map of affected areas from the WHO.
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The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council, has announced three new guest judges for 2020 along with an increased prize pool of $29,000 to mark its 20th anniversary. Artists are… Eastern Suburbs Area
Stencil art designed by 30 local school students are now on display along the promenade at North Bondi in a collaboration with Bondi street artist Cameron Scott @notnotcamscott This external link will open in a new windowand Waverley Council. The… Eastern Suburbs Area
We are pleased to inform you that from 1 June you will once again be able to borrow books, DVDs, magazines, music and audiobooks from our libraries with a free booked service called Select and Collect at Double Bay, Paddington and Watsons Bay. How does… Eastern Suburbs Area
Life Explored at St Mark’s Church If you are interested in discovering and sharing lasting happiness, why not book into the popular Life Explored course, which is being hosted on Zoom by St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point. The course runs on… Eastern Suburbs Area
With Anzac Day 2020 shaping up to be a most unusual commemoration, I pondered upon the honour of knowing one of our esteemed Aussie Diggers. In 2018 I had the privilege of interviewing local war veteran Gordon Brown for a community radio station. A… Eastern Suburbs Area
Randwick City Council closed all beaches, including Clovelly, Coogee and Maroubra, at 1pm this afternoon after people failed to use beaches for exercise only. Coogee, Clovelly and Maroubra beaches will be re-opened on Saturday 25 April and Sunday 26… Eastern Suburbs Area
The St Mark’s Anglican Church Darling Point community has sought to help care for our neighbours in practical ways during COVID-19. One way has been by providing practical food and financial support to Rough Edges, the support group for the homeless… Eastern Suburbs Area