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COVID-19

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COVID-19

 

Terminology

COVID-19 is an abbreviated term that stands for "COronaVIrus Disease 2019" meaning the disease caused by the novel coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, China in late 2019. The virus that causes COVID-19 is called "SARS-CoV-2" which stands for "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome CoronaVirus 2."  SARS-CoV-2 is given the "2" after SARS-CoV-1 which is the most closely related human coronavirus. SARS-CoV-1 caused the 2002-2004 SARS Outbreak. SARS-CoV-2 is causing the the 2020-2021 Pandemic

 

Historical Context
The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic in March 2020, and it is currently still at pandemic status. This pandemic has resulted in lock-downs,
economic recession, housing crisis, and widespread misinformation and conspiracy. Global number of confirmed cases, reported deaths, and administered vaccines dose are shown, as well as by country.

  

General Information
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic | WHO

https://www.who.int/covid-19


Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public | WHO
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public


COVID-19 | CDC
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Learn about COVID-19 boosters for people ages 5 years and older.


COVID-19 Q&A | WHO
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/question-and-answers-hub
WHO is continuously monitoring and responding to this pandemic. This Q&A will be updated as more is known about COVID-19, how it spreads and how it is affecting people worldwide.

COVID-19 Variants

https://www.who.int/activities/tracking-SARS-CoV-2-variants
Some changes may affect the virus’s properties, such as how easily it spreads, the associated disease severity, or the performance of vaccines, therapeutic medicines, diagnostic tools, or other public health and social measures.

Health Information

COVID-19 Slow the Spread

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Mental Health

 

Economic Impact

Worker Safety during COVID-19

Tenant Rights during COVID-19

 

Community Support

COVID-19 Mutual Aid

COVID-19 Support Group

Catholic Charities Hope and Healing

https://www.catholiccharitiestrenton.org/services/hope-and-healing/

CCNJ Hope and Healing Crisis Counseling Program provides "crisis counseling and information services in response to COVID-19 pandemic to all New Jersey residents. Focusing on children, families and individuals in financial need, this FREE, ANONYMOUS, and CONFIDENTIAL program empowers New Jersey residents impacted by the pandemic and resulting economic crisis to endure, recover and thrive.
This program provides virtual individual and group supports that:

  • Help people understand their hardship and reactions to it.
  • Reduce stress and provide emotional support.
  • Promote the use of coping strategies.
  • Educate people about and connect them with recovery resources."

 

 

Resources


Advice for the Public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Protective measures against the new coronavirus, when to use masks, myth busters, and getting workplace ready.  From the World Health Organization.

As Coronavirus Spreads, Prepare Infectious-Disease Plans

https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/hr-topics/global-hr/pages/coronavirus-infectious-disease-plans.aspx

According to this page from the Society for Human Resources Management, “More countries are reporting cases of coronavirus, and employers around the world have been asked to educate their workforces on how to prevent the spread of the virus.”

 

ASL COVID-19 Video Series

https://tinyurl.com/rw8hzpv

A series from the State of Washington of brief but informative YouTube videos in American Sign Language for people who are deaf or hard of hearing about what the disease is, how it spreads, how to prevent getting infected, symptoms, what to do if you become ill, and more.
 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Centers for Disease Control links to symptoms, prevention and treatment, testing, situation summaries, information for all types of consumers and more.

 

Coronavirus Information and FAQs

https://shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/employment-law/pages/coronavirus-information-and-faqs.aspx

Materials from the Society for Human Resources Management.
 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019

World Health Organization updates about the disease, about outbreak, and information about new cases.

 

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Situational Summary

https://www.cdc.gov/media/dpk/diseases-and-conditions/coronavirus/coronavirus-2020.html

The latest CDC updates on COVID-19 which may be travel-related, person-to-person spread and cases under investigation.

 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 vs. the Flu  

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-disease-2019-vs-the-flu

A doctor from Johns Hopkins explains the difference between the coronavirus 2019 and the flu.

 

Coronavirus Forbearance and Information for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

https://tinyurl.com/sthvh5v

From the Federal Student Aid Office of the U.S. Dept. of Education, frequently asked questions about the relief provisions of the new CARES Act.  Topics included suspended payments, 0% interest, Social Security deductions, and other important issues.

Coronavirus Tracker

https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6

Interactive world map from Johns Hopkins University showing where the coronavirus has spread.

 

COVID-19 Emergency Legal Preparedness Primer

https://www.networkforphl.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Western-Region-Primer-COVID-3-9-2020-2.pdf

Published by the Network for Public Law, a frequently updated and virtually comprehensive resource connecting readers to available information, particularly around health policy for government and business entities.  Emerging legal issues include crisis standards of care, social distancing measures, privacy, surveillance, testing, and emergency powers.

COVID-19 Information

https://medlineplus.gov/coronavirusinfections.html

Information from the U.S. Library of Medicine about the virus, research, resources, updates, and more.

 

COVID-19 Information from Local Source

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/ncov.shtml

From the NJ Department of Health: how the disease spreads, preventive measures, frequently asked questions, and more.

 

COVID-19: Information for Communities and the General Public

https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_community.shtml

Information from the NJ Department of Health about symptoms, prevention and treatment, stigma and what causes it, travel alerts, taking care of your overall health, and more.

 

COVID-19 Resources

https://www.nlm.nih.gov

National Library of Medicine’s links to public health emergency literature, consumer information, journals, and others.

 

Directory of Local Health Departments

https://www.naccho.org/membership/lhd-directory

Links to health departments in the U.S. and produced by the National Association of County and City Health Officials is the Washington, DC-based organization representing 2,800 local public health departments in the U.S.

 

Facts About novel Coronavirus and How To Prevent COVID-19

https://tinyurl.com/vqgoad6

This Seattle Times article explains how the coronavirus affects the different parts of the body.

 

Free Emotional Support Line for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 

973-870-0677 VP

Monday to Friday 9a.m. to 5 p.m. Sign Language Users can communicate with ACCESS of St. Joseph's Health of Paterson.
 

Frequently Asked Questions (Newark, NJ)

https://www.newarknj.gov/card/coronavirus-information

From the City of Newark, NJ:  See especially the frequently asked questions link at the bottom.

 

Here's a List of Disinfectants You Can Use Against Coronavirus

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/05/health/epa-disinfectants-coronavirus-trnd/index.html

From CNN, its listing of effective disinfectants against the coronavirus.

 

How and When You Should Be Tested for the Coronavirus

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/04/health/us-coronavirus-test-explainer/index.html

Guidance from CNN on indications, such as symptoms.

 

#LibrariesResist

https://tinyurl.com/s44hpfy

Journal articles and other resources from science and other publishers, news articles, advice for employers, and more--with an emphasis on the coronavirus crisis.

Local Health Officials Announce New Recommendations

https://kingcounty.gov/depts/health/news/2020/March/4-covid-recommendations.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0SSI03GrseeByDKc9oJkDncGJxUPDdxsA-GrgV61CEjCmHap9l6lbRXHA

King County, Seattle area officials post new recommendations to reduce risk of spread of COVID-19

 

Medicare and the Coronavirus

https://www.medicare.gov/medicare-coronavirus?utm_campaign=20200310_gmd_prv_gal&utm_content=english&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery

Precautions to take now, preparing for healthcare needs, what Medicare covers related to the coronavirus, and more.

 

Mortgage Help for Homeowners Affect by the Coronavirus

https://tinyurl.com/s7hspd8

Solid information from the Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Mythbusters

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters

World Health Organization corrections of false rumors about this disease.

Navigating the Threat of Pandemic Syllabus

https://www.dukeupress.edu/Explore-Subjects/Syllabi/Navigating-Pandemic-Syllabus

Free access to books and articles bout how to navigate a pandemic.

News About the Coronavirus

https://www.globalhealthnow.org/topics/coronaviruses

News updates from Johns Hopkins University.

 

Pandemic Preparedness

http://www.ala.org/tools/atoz/pandemic-preparedness

A wide array of links from the American Library Association: topics to include in organizations' policies as well as government and other resources.

 

The Proper Way to Wash Your Hands – CDC

https://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/when-how-handwashing.html

CDC information:  "Handwashing is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your family from getting sick. Learn when and how you should wash your hands to stay healthy."

 

Protecting Your Finances During the Coronavirus Pandemic

https://tinyurl.com/u8twqt4

Resources for consumers and for small businesses from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and other U.S. agencies.

Public Library Association: COVID-19 Resources

http://www.ala.org/pla/issues/covid-19

Resources and links about COVID-19 provided by the Public Library Association. They include safe handling and reopening protocols, webinar series, coronavirus updates, and more.

Q&A on Coronaviruses (COVID-19)

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

The World Health Organization has posted questions/answer format about COVID-19.

 

Toll Free Number -  Coronavirus 

https://www.nj.gov/health

The NJ Department of Health offers coronavirus (COVID-19) information, with phone numbers for more information. Staff is available 24/7 to answer questions.

 

Treatment Guidelines for COVID-19

https://www.covid19treatmentguidelines.nih.gov/introduction

 An overview, with additional sections on subjects like critical care and medications, produced by panels of medical professionals and assembled by the National Institutes of Health.  Read this for some of the most current information used by physicians and other healthcare workers treating people suffering from coronavirus infections.

 

What to Know About the Coronavirus in the U.S. Right Now

https://www.bustle.com/p/what-to-know-about-coronavirus-in-the-us-right-now-22589483

A multitude of links on the pandemic, including mental health, stocking up, symptoms, and much more.

 

Library Collections

 

eBooks

Español

Gen Collection

Talks

Reference

 

 

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Go back to list of all Newark Public Library Web guides.

 

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