COVID-19: Helpful Links & Readings
With so much content on the internet regarding COVID-19, please be sure you are getting information from reliable sources. Listed below are resources we feel are credible in providing you answers to the many questions you may have. Clicking on the title will take you directly to the organizations website. We will add more links as we come across sites we believe will be beneficial to our patients.
This page on the BMH website is dedicated to COVID-19 and includes information on how to get tested as well as the latest preparations and announcements from the hospital.
The place to go for news and updates on the county level.
The place to go for news and updates on the state level.
The CDC provides excellent recommendations on how to protect yourself and what to do if you are sick, including their Self-Checker, a guide to help you make decisions and seek appropriate care. Latest updates and guidelines from the White House are provided as well.
Rolling updates and live daily press conferences.
Johns Hopkins experts in global public health, infectious disease, and emergency preparedness have been at the forefront of the international response to COVID-19. Their Coronavirus Resource Center offers daily situation reports as well as recommendations for staying safe. It also maintains an interactive map that tracks in near real time COVID-19 cases around the world. Click here to view the map.
Written by the doctors and editors at UpTo Date, this page provides an overview of the COVID-19 basics.
The New York Times
By Emma Cott, Elliot deBruyn and Jonathan Corum
April 28, 2021
Maps & Visuals
Global cases (Johns Hopkins)
Outbreak timeline map (HealthMap)
Infection map (University of Washington)
Surveillance dashboard (University of Virginia)
Situation dashboard (WHO)
COVID-19 in the US (CDC)
COVID-19 tracker (Kaiser Family Foundation)
COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak (Worldometer)
COVID-19 explained (South China Morning Post)
Mapping COVID-19 in Wuhan (Esri StoryMaps)
COVID-19: Protect Yourself
The following general measures are recommended to reduce transmission of infection:
● Diligent hand washing, particularly after touching surfaces in public. Use of hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol is a reasonable alternative if the hands are not visibly dirty.
● Respiratory hygiene (eg, covering the cough or sneeze).
● Avoiding touching the face (in particular eyes, nose, and mouth).
● Avoiding crowds (particularly in poorly ventilated spaces) if possible and avoiding close contact with ill individuals.
● Cleaning and disinfecting objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
Click here for complete guidelines on cleaning and disinfecting from the CDC.
In particular, older adults and individuals with chronic medical conditions should be encouraged to follow these measures.