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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Register now for ‘Am I just my brain?’ free event on Zoom St Mark's Anglican Church Darling Point is hosting this free event via Zoom on Thursday 26 November 2020 on Zoom starting at 7:30pm. We encourage you to join us for this night which promises to be… Eastern Suburbs Area
Sydney Water is currently repairing a damaged wastewater pipe along the Diamond Bay Cliff walkway, between Kimberley Street and Craig Avenue, Vaucluse. This work will help to improve the wastewater system and ensure it remains reliable, to protect public… Eastern Suburbs Area
Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos is delighted to announce that construction work the Bondi Pavilion Restoration and Conservation Project will commence mid-June. Waverley Council took further steps towards appointing a head contractor for the project at… Eastern Suburbs Area
All three Randwick City Libraries will reopen on Monday 1 June to provide browse, borrow and return services and will admit members for 30-minute pre-booked timeslots only to allow safe social distancing to occur, Randwick Mayor Danny Said announced… Eastern Suburbs Area
This annual competition is open to local high school students or high school students living in the local government area. This year a special category has been added. ‘Strange Days' encourages students to submit photographic responses and observations… Eastern Suburbs Area
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
Please join us for Easter services online at St Mark's Anglican Church Darling Point. Visit stmarksdp.org for more details. We encourage you to check this site regularly for updates to our plans and to access various online resources which we trust will… Eastern Suburbs Area
In line with the latest Public Health Orders, there is now managed access at Waverley’s beaches for a range of activities including walking, running, sunbathing, swimming and surfing. Our ocean pools are also now open for a maximum of 10 persons at any… Eastern Suburbs Area
Waverley Library services have reopened, after more than two months after restrictions on public gatherings lead to the closure of libraries and other public institutions across Australia, Mayor of Waverley, Paula Masselos, announced. Mayor Masselos… Eastern Suburbs Area
Murray Rose Pool is currently closed due to a sewage issue. We will provide an update once the issue is rectified. Swimming at Parsley Bay and Watsons Bay should also be avoided due to the possibility of pollution. Please check the Beachwatch website for… Eastern Suburbs Area
Following our understanding of the state government’s easing of some COVID-19 restrictions in NSW, Waverley’s ocean pools, playgrounds, outdoor gyms and sporting courts will be open from tomorrow, Friday 15 May. Waverley’s beaches will remain closed as… Eastern Suburbs Area