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Involving religious leaders

Involving religious leader is important to provide information and resources as many people turn to them for comfort in the time of crisis.

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I found out that involving religious leaders in the community and providing them the resources and information can be very beneficial in the times of panic like these as many people turn to them for advice and comfort. 

I was at the mosque when Imam told everyone to avoid social gathering and wash hands frequently and I saw people's attitude being changed towards the seriousness of the pandemic. it was like a validation for them to avoid gatherings. 

I think community religious leaders (priests, imams, rabbis, pundits etc.) should be asked to not only ensure social distancing among people who visit them but also to look out for the symptoms in people and direct them towards the health facilities and also flyers within the necessary information should be displayed at religious places. 

Did this resource motivate you to change your behaviors?

  • Yes

Did you share this information with your network?

  • Yes

Where are you getting information around COVID-19?

  • Local Government
  • National Government
  • News: Television
  • News: Digital
  • News: Print
  • News: Radio
  • Social Media
  • WHO (World Health Organization)
  • NGO or Non-profit Organization
  • Word of Mouth
  • SMS Alerts
  • Employer
  • local mosque

What information do you feel you are missing about COVID-19?

not enough information on the ways to get tested and insurance coverage. I called local doc office to obtain this information and they didn't know as well.

What is your current profession?

scientist

In what city are you located?

Montville, nj

In what country are you located?

usa

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