This research article determined a critical need to improve the knowledge and perceptions of COVID-19 among health care workers.
With the mounting COVID-19 transmissions raising tensions, it is important to determine how information is managed to help frontline health care workers during this public health crisis. Although knowledge and perceptions varied among different types of health care workers, overall, this study revealed that health care workers have insufficient knowledge about COVID-19 but positive perceptions of COVID-19 prevention transmission. A third of health care workers depended on official government websites for their primary source of information about COVID-19, which means they should be receiving accurate information. It also provides a rationale for these authentic sources to post up-to-date information. Of concern, however, is that nearly two-thirds of health care workers rely on social media for information, which has been shown to disseminate an abundance of misinformation and disinformation. As the global threat of COVID-19 continues, educational campaigns targeting health care workers to address gaps in information sources, poor knowledge levels, and discrepancies in perceptions is urgently needed.