COVID-19 Support for Our Customers
The GovUnity team is here to help support our municipal and government website customers during this difficult, uncertain time. We understand that communicating the latest updates with your residents and website visitors quickly and efficiently is important during the COVID-19 pandemic we are now facing.
Our developers are available to help with updating features and information relating to the Cornonavirus on your existing GovUnity website free of charge. Please contact us via our website support ticket form or contact your primary GovUnity contact directly via email to for more information or to request an update.
For suggestions and best practices please see below.
Best Practices for Adding Coronavius Information to Your Website
Create a Coronavirus/COVID-19 Page on Your Website
First, create a web page to house all the COVID-19 updates, information and resources you wish to share with your website visitors.
Describe any office closings, event/meeting cancellations or services that may be curtailed or modified during the pandemic response.
Gather a list of links or resources that may be relevant to your visitors, including links to the CDC, state agencies, federal and state COVID-19 related assistance, etc.
Be sure to use a simple url structure, such as /coronavirus or /covid-19, to allow for easy sharing of the url by your staff as well as the community.
Create a Sitewide Notification Bar
Next, create a notification bar to quickly promote the Coronavius/COVID-19 information on every page. The text in the notification alert bar should be brief. Examples:
“Operational Changes Due to COVID-19: The Municipal Body will continue to deliver essential services to residents throughout the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, however some services will be curtailed to protect community health.”
“In response to the COVID-19 situation Municipal events, including, but not limited to regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors, Planning Commission, Community Center rentals have been temporarily closed, cancelled, or otherwise postponed. The safety of our Municipal Officials, Employees, Residents, and other Stakeholders is a top priority.”
Use Notification Bar to Direct Visitors to Your Coronavirus/COVID-19 Information
Your notification alert bar should also include a link to your Coronavius/COVID-19 information page so that all users can quickly and easily be directed to this information no matter where they land on your website.