COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 and Seniors Educational Module – Presented by the AAWP

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This article covers the basics of COVID-19, including common symptoms, treatment, the course of the disease, and how to care for yourself.

COVID-19: What Is It?

Find out what COVID-19 is, how it’s spread, its symptoms, and how to protect yourself and others.

COVID-19: Keeping Your Distance

Learn what social distancing, or physical distancing, means and why it’s important to keep your distance.

Viral Test for COVID-19

A COVID-19 viral test is a way to find out if you have COVID-19. The test looks for the virus in your breathing passages. There are different types of viral tests. One type looks for genetic material from the virus. This is usually called polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Another type looks for proteins on the virus…

Antibody Test for COVID-19

An antibody test looks for antibodies in the blood. These are proteins that your immune system makes, usually after you’re exposed to germs like viruses or bacteria or after you get a vaccine. Antibodies work to fight illness. A COVID-19 antibody test looks for antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19…

COVID-19: How to Wear a Mask

Learn how to wear a mask to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

COVID-19 or Flu? How to Tell

Learn the difference between symptoms of the flu and COVID-19.

Vaccine to Prevent COVID-19

Learn about the vaccine for COVID-19.

Long-Term Effects of COVID-19

Learn what effects COVID-19 may have on the body long after recovery.

COVID-19: Why Get the Vaccine?

Keeping you and others safe from COVID-19 continues with the vaccine. Here’s how.

Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19

This short article explains what monoclonal antibodies are and when they may be used to treat COVID-19.

Deciding to Get the COVID-19 Vaccine

Provides decision support for getting the COVID-19 vaccine.

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:

  • 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:

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

CDC Coronavirus Self-Checker:

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

COVID Case tracker:

  • Outlines number of current COVID cases, recovered cases, daily new cases etc.
Articles and Readings:

WHO- Vaccines explained:

Omicron Variant: What You Need to Know:

COVID-19 vaccines for kids: What you need to know

FDA Authorizes First Oral Antiviral for Treatment of COVID-19:

Quarantine and Isolation:

  • 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:

  • 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:

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

Alzheimer’s Association:

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

National MS Society:

  • 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:

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

CDC Newsroom Releases:

  • Updated each day with most recent COVID related news