Information sharing and consumption play an important role during a pandemic in managing constrained resources and devising effective plans to minimize a pandemic’s impact. The type of support extended by information also changes as a pandemic evolves. In this paper, we present a novel framework to understand the different types of information support needed during a pandemic crisis. Adapting phases from the pandemic crisis management lifecycle, we propose five different overlapping phases of our proposed Pandemic Information Support Lifecycle (PISL): awareness information support, preventive care information support, active information support, confidence-building information support and evaluation information support. To validate the proposed PISL, we examine the evolution of new mobile apps during the current COVID-19 pandemic by developing a taxonomy for mobile app-based information support. The proposed lifecycle presents future phases of information support for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, while identifying specific areas that need additional research and mobile-based information support development.