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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resource Hub

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a virus (more specifically, a coronavirus) identified as the cause of an outbreak of respiratory illness first detected in Wuhan City, China. Chinese health officials have reported thousands of infections with COVID-19 in China, with the virus reportedly spreading from person-to-person in many parts of that country. Infections with COVID-19, most of them associated with travel from Wuhan, also are being reported in a growing number of international locations, including the United States.

This resource page is designed to help our global community stay up-to-date on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. For questions related to Brown University's response and support please visit Brown's official FAQ on the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

A health security officer wearing a protective suit checks the body temperature of passengers with a thermography at the entrance of a subway station in Beijing, China. (AP Images)

Situation Reports, Dashboards, Operational Guidance

CDC COVID-19 Situation Summary (Updated Daily) 

WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation Reports (Updated Daily) 

Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Global Dashboard

National Health Commission of the People's Republic of China (Updated Daily) 

The Sphere standards and the Coronavirus response

UNOCHA CMCoord COVID-19 Operational Guidance (This guidance complements country-specific guidance for appropriate interaction with armed actors in the context of COVID-19 response)

Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation - COVID-19 State by State Projections


LitCovid - A literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus (NIH) - The most comprehensive resource on the subject, providing a central access to 1528 (and growing) relevant articles in PubMed. The articles are updated daily.

A guide to preventing and addressing social stigma associated with COVID-19 - IFRC, UNICEF, WHO

Novel Coronavirus 2019 - A Collection of Articles and Other ResourcesNew England Journal of Medicine

Guidlines and Guidance for Healthcare Professionals 

CDC Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals

Interim Guidelines for Collecting, Handling, and Testing Clinical Specimens from Patients Under Investigation (PUIs) for 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) or Patients Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

Interim U.S. Guidelines for Risk Assessment and Public Health Management of Healthcare Personell with Potential Exposure in a Healthcare Setting to Patients with 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emergency Legal Preparedness: Novel Coronavirus

Massachusetts General Hospital: Novel Coronavirus Toolkit

Travel Advisories

CDC Novel Coronavirus Information for Travelers

WHO Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Advice

Online Learning and Videos

WHO COVID-19 Channel - A Real-time training for the coronavirus disease outbreak

American Medical Association - Coronavirus: Breaking Down the News

WHO Coronavirus: Questions and Answers