Information is critical to fight the spread of COVID-19. Responders and decision makers need detailed and timely data about the disease’s spread. Health workers and communities need access to truthful information to protect themselves and their loved ones. However, responding to a public health emergency requires a multitude of actors from not only health and development institutions but also emergency response and humanitarian organizations, and can attract an influx of funding and new partners both at the local and international level. Below are some steps that you can take to increase institutional readiness to prevent, detect, and respond to COVID-19, and its effects.