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COVID-19 Useful Links

COVID-19 Resources Home Page

Many organizations have put together useful information for the public in regard to the current coronavirus pandemic. Some, like the ones from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization, provide information for both health care professionals and consumers. some are intended to help you protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. We have compiled a few representative sites for your information.


MSD Manual Resources

The Merck Manual for Consumers

The Manual itself has clear information on prevention, diagnosis and treatment of COVID-19.

 

MSD Manual Topic: Coronaviruses and Acute Respiratory Syndromes (COVID-19, MERS, and SARS)

COVID-19 Background Information


Government Resources

These sites have comprehensive COVID-19 Resource pages. From the main pages, users can navigate to more specific information, including those we have selected here.

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC website provides what you need to know during this pandemic, including information on how to prepare and protect your family and what to do if you feel sick: 

CDC: Protect Yourself from COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/prevention.html

CDC: How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/disinfecting-your-home.html

 CDC: Caring for someone at Home: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/care-for-someone.html 

FDA

US Food and Drug Administration 

The FDA approves drugs and medical devices for sale in the United States. The agency’s COVID-19 information includes information on what drugs are currently approved for treatment.

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World Health Organization

The World Health Organization tracks global information about the COVID-19 outbreak and how countries around the world are responding.

NACCHO
The National Association of County and City Health Officials

The National Association of County and City Health Officials provides a handy list of Health Departments to aid people in accessing local information and resources.

Directory of Local (US) Health Departments


Newspapers

Many newspapers are providing readers with COVID-19 resource sections that provide everything from information on local shelter in place regulations to recipes to ideas for entertainment while you can’t leave home.


Other Resources

JHSPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health

The Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health has created a series of podcasts covering many aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak.

JHM
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Johns Hopkins Medicine provides useful Coronavirus at a Glance infographics

The Clay Center
Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds

The Clay Center for Young Healthy Minds at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a resource to help parents/guardians support the mental and emotional health of children through the COVID-19 pandemic.

7 Ways to Support Kids and Teens Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

KidsHealth
Nemours KidsHealth 

Nemours, a nonprofit children’s health system provides resources about COVID-19 for children and their parents/guardians.

Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child - Nemours KidsHealth   

Understanding Coronavirus (COVID-19) (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth  

 

NASP
The National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists has resources for helping children cope with anxiety and uncertainly and support learning during this situation.

Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19

unicef
UNICEF

UNICEF, an agency of the United Nations, offers some helpful information for teens and their parents/guardians on managing stress and anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

nami
National Alliance on Mental Illness

NAMI has provided these resources to help people who are experiencing stress and anxiety as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 


 

COVID-19 Resources Home Page