It is critical for companies to add Coronavirus (COVID-19) alerts and alert banners to inform customers of their operational status. Furthermore, every web property (blogs and social media included) has an opportunity to add an educational Coronavirus alert to educate their website visitors about the pandemic. The most effective way to stop the spread is by properly educating the population with valuable information.

In addition to adding a website alert, we implore you to also publish a permanent post, blog entry, or news update. Because writing a blog post is time consuming, we created a free-use Coronavirus Blog template post that you can copy, paste, modify, and quickly publish to your site in a matter of minutes.

What follows are a collection of website alerts that webmasters may use on their websites. Sections inside [square brackets] should be customized for your audience. This content is tagged as Creative Commons Attribution 4.0, meaning anyone is free to use and modify the content.

Business & Corporate Alerts

  • Our hearts go out to those around the world who have been impacted by the novel Coronavirus. The safety and wellness of our [employees, customers, guests and community] come first. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following health officials guidance as well as industry experts to ensure best practices.
  • The uncertainty caused by the novel Coronavirus is being felt across the world. We know it is especially concerning for anyone who relies on our [company/organization] to [achieve some function]. This is why we are providing [____] to [anyone] who [_____]. This assistance is now available [specified location].
  • Important [Company] Updates Concerning Coronavirus/COVID-19: As we continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation, we want to share a few important [updates/precautions] you should know about concerning [company]. These updates are as follows: […]

Educational Alerts

If you have a personal website, blog, portfolio, niche site, or other web-property, please consider using one of the following alerts to spread accurate information about COVID-19 and help stop the spread of rumors.

  • Everyone can do their part to respond to the COVID-19 public health threat. On March 16, the White House announced a program called “15 Days to Slow the Spread,” which is a nationwide effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 through the implementation of social distancing at all levels of society. Read the PDF here.
  • The elderly and people with severe chronic conditions should take special precautions because they are at higher risk of developing serious COVID-19 illness. Read more here.
  • Diseases can make anyone sick regardless of their race or ethnicity. Read more facts about COVID-19 here.
  • Someone who has completed quarantine or has been released from isolation does not pose a risk of infection to other people. For up-to-date information, visit the CDC’s coronavirus disease situation summary page.
  • The President’s Coronavirus Guidelines for America 15 Days to Slow the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read the Whitehouse issued PDF here.
  • Do your part to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read and share these facts.
  • The only way to slow the spread of Coronavirus is to stay informed. Read and share these facts.

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How to add an alert banner to your website

There are many different content management systems for websites. Here are solutions for some of the most popular.

WordPress

Many free plugins for alerts and banners exist. For example, WP Notification Bars by MyThemeShop.

Shopify

Several free plugins are available on the Shopify App Store, like Quick Announcement Bar

HTML / Other websites

Solodev.com provides a tutorial and source code for implementing an alert bar on your site.

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