COVID-19 Resources

Links to Government COVID pages with useful information:

World Health Organization:  They have sections for advice, vaccine and treatment information, government response, research updates and more.

CDC: Information on boosters, quarantine & isolation requirements, self-testing and cases in each county/state 

FDA:  Includes information about Personal Protective Equipment, emergency authorization of medical products, FAQ on specific topics such as hand sanitizer, gloves, testing, masks and more

HHS: Provides information about testing (types of tests, how to find COVID tests, etc.), treatment options for those who come down with COVID, vaccines and how they are developed, distributed, and administered, and more.

Useful tools to use:

Vaccines.Gov Find a Vaccine Near You: https://www.vaccines.gov/

  • Information about the different vaccines, scheduling appointments, vaccine safety, etc.
  • People can use this website to find vaccine locations near them and set up an appointment.

Finding community-based testing sites for COVID: https://www.hhs.gov/coronavirus/community-based-testing-sites/index.html

  • Goes through each state with links and information about where testing is available. 

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/coronavirus-self-checker.html

  • Clinical assessment tool to help people decide when to seek testing or medical care if they suspect they have contracted COVID

COVID Case tracker: https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

  • Outlines number of current COVID cases, recovered cases, daily new cases etc.

Articles and Readings:

WHO- Vaccines explained: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/covid-19-vaccines/explainers

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/variants/omicron-variant.html

COVID-19 vaccines for kids: What you need to know https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/coronavirus/in-depth/covid-19-vaccines-for-kids/art-20513332

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/press-announcements/coronavirus-covid-19-update-fda-authorizes-first-oral-antiviral-treatment-covid-19

Quarantine and Isolation: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

  • B/c quarantine and isolation rules are regularly changing, the CDC page keeps up to date on how long one should isolate after exposure to COVID

Examples of other sites with COVID Dashboards:

March of Dimes COVID Dashboard: https://www.marchofdimes.org/covid-19-resources.aspx

  • Includes places to donate to help COVID relief, links to FB live events that provide information on COVID, and some relevant research regarding COVID & their target population

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation:  https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/coronavirus/what-ibd-patients-should-know

  • Includes page on what people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease should know about COVID, key terms to know, testing for covid, etc.

Alzheimer’s Association: https://www.alz.org/alzheimers-dementia/coronavirus-covid-19

  • Keeps updated with answers about safety and availability of the vaccine, COVID tips for dementia caregivers, and other coronavirus related resources

National MS Society: https://www.nationalmssociety.org/coronavirus-covid-19-information

  • Shares science-based information and reliable guidance to help people with MS make informed decisions
  • Contains podcasts and webinars, financial resources, guidelines for MS and COVID, as well as ways to get involved

Resources to use in creating:

FDA Press Announcements webpage to get up to date articles about vaccine approvals, innovations, etc. that can be used on the website: https://www.fda.gov/news-events/fda-newsroom/press-announcements

  • Organized by month so you can get the most recent news

CDC Newsroom Releases: https://www.cdc.gov/media/archives.html?Sort=Article%20Date%3A%3Adesc

  • Updated each day with most recent COVID related news

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