The uncertain and unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic is anxiety-provoking and some people are seeking information about this anxiety online . The purpose of this study was to assess the readability levels of online articles related to anxiety and COVID-19 . The first 50 English language URLs to appear in a Google search in July 2020 were assessed for readability using Readable.io . A five-measure panel consisting of the Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level (FKGL), Gunning Fog Index, Coleman-Liau Index (CLI), the Simple Measure of Gobbledygook (SMOG) Grade Level, and Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease (FRE) was used, and grade level scores were recoded as easy, average, and difficult readability . Websites were grouped as commercial vs. noncommercial sources bases on the URL . Of the 50 articles evaluated, the majority were found to be written at a difficult (> 10th grade) reading level with four of the five measures employed which is well above the 7-8th grade reading level abilities of most Americans . Given the importance of access to mental health information during the pandemic, it is crucial that the resources available to the general public are written at a reading level that is comprehensible to ensure they are understood.