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Chicago & Illinois Updates on COVID-19
Resources for Faith-Based Communities
Mental Health Resources
Manage Anxiety & Stress
The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Here are some recommendations from the CDC on things you can do to support yourself during this time.
Coronavirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to Cope with Fear
Recommendations on how to cope with the anxiety and fear surrounding the coronavirus outbreak.
COVID-19 toolkit provided by NAMI
The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) has assembled an incredible guide covering topics including physical and mental health, lost wages, and incarceration.
About This Guide
The Learning Commons will continue to monitor information sources for this virus and update the information guide as appropriate.
Thanks to the Ruth Lilly Medical Library at the Indiana University School of Medicine for pulling together much of the links in this information guide from trustworthy sources regarding the COVID-19 (aka novel coronavirus) situation.
Health Agency Updates
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Main Site
Information from the CDC with overviews for: what you should know, situation updates, and information for difference groups.
CDC - Interim Guidance for Healthcare Professionals
Limited information is available to characterize the spectrum of clinical illness associated with 2019-nCoV. No vaccine or specific treatment for 2019-nCoV infection is available; care is supportive.
CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Situation Summary
CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in China and which has now been detected in 60 locations internationally, including in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).
WHO: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
On this website you can find information and guidance from WHO regarding the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that was first reported from Wuhan, China, on 31 December 2019. Please visit this page for daily updates.
Resources for Researchers
NIAID: Coronavirus Resources for Researchers
NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) provides resources to support product development at each stage of the pipeline.
Resources from Disaster Lit
Disaster Lit is a guide to disaster medicine and public health emergency literature and related information produced by the National Library of Medicine.
PubMed Articles on COVID-19
A preformulated search will bring up the latest research from the National Library of Medicine's PubMed Database.
Librarian Reserve Corps
Librarian Reserve Corps volunteers respond to information needs in public health emergencies in partnership with the World Health Organization’s Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network. Their advanced library and information skills contribute to the prevention and control of disease outbreaks and other public health emergencies by providing responders with the latest information relevant to their mission areas.