Posted by: bluesyemre | February 28, 2020

A Guide to #COVID-19 (#coronavirus disease 2019) for #PublicLibraries


“The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which used to be called the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is a new type of coronavirus. It causes respiratory illness in people. It was first identified in Wuhan, China.

COVID-19 can spread from person to person. This usually happens through respiratory droplets – when someone with the virus coughs or sneezes, and you breathe it in. Most often, you need to be close to the person (within 6 feet) for it to spread this way. It might be possible to get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching your own mouth, nose, or possibly your eyes. But this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads. ” MedlinePlus

Coronavirus Infections Also called: COVID-19 from MedlinePlus

Coronavirus Testing from MedlinePlus

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) summary from The National Library of Medicine. NLM is operated by the United States federal government, is the world’s largest medical library.

Cornaviruses including COVID-19 from the National Institute on Allergies and Infectious Diseases. NIAID conducts and supports basic and applied research to better understand, treat, and ultimately prevent infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases. NIAID is one of the 27 Institutes and Centers of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

NIH – Coronavirus The national Institutes of Health’s Coronavirus Disease 2019 Situation Summary page. An agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH is the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

CDC – Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), national public health institute of the United States.

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary The situation summary page regarding COVID-19, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CDC – Guidance for Employers Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Health topic page from the World Health Organization (WHO), an agency of the United Nations that focuses on world public health.

NAACHO – Directory of Local Health Departments National Association of County Health Officials

Additional Resources

A Guide: How To Prepare Your Home For Coronavirus NPR LifeKit

News Resources

Maps & Visualizations


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