Schema for Coronavirus special announcements, Covid-19 Testing Facilities and more

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Schema for Coronavirus special announcements, Covid-19 Testing Facilities and more

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In light of the current crisis, schema.org has some new structured data to help get important information out in search results:
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing a large number of “Special Announcements” pertaining to changes in schedules and other aspects of everyday life. This includes not just closure of facilities and rescheduling of events but also new availability of medical facilities such as testing centers.

We have today published Schema.org 7.0, which includes fast-tracked new vocabulary to assist the global response to the Coronavirus outbreak...
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Google's post about this is here:
New properties for virtual, postponed, and canceled events
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
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According to a tweet by Danny Sullivan, Google has updated documents for adding Covid19 coding to your website:
We've released new docs on how to add structured data for COVID-19 announcements to your web pages. This isn't yet visible in Search results. That will happen in the near future, but you can add data now to prepare:
Add structured data to COVID-19 announcements (BETA)
31 Mar 2020 @googlewmc
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