See full answer Stopping stigma is important to making communities and community members resilient. Everyone can help stop stigma related to COVID-19 by knowing the facts and sharing them with others in your community. Communicators and public health officials can help counter stigma during the COVID-19 response. Maintain privacy and confidentiality of those seeking healthcare and those who may be part of any contact investigation. Quickly communicate the risk or lack of risk from associations with products, people, and places. Raise awareness about COVID-19 without increasing fear. Share accurate information about how the virus spreads.