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Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge: Weill Cornell Medical Librarians Partner with the Brooklyn Public Library: COVID-19 Resources

Need for Consumer Information on COVID-19

Librarians will likely receive many requests for information on COVID-19 from consumers. It's important to vet sources to make sure that you're sharing reliable and up-to-date information. This page contains reputable sources of information that can be shared with healthcare consumers.  For those interested in current research, the RSS feed in the right hand corner below is updated daily with new scholarly literature on COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Resources for Consumers

Administration for Community Living

https://acl.gov/COVID-19

Information on COVID-19 for older adults and people with disabilities.

 

American Association for Retired Persons (AARP) - COVID-19 Resources in Spanish

https://www.aarp.org/espanol/salud/enfermedades-y-tratamientos/brote-de-coronavirus-covid-19/?migration=rdrct

Articles on COVID-19 including symptoms, caring for family, social distancing, and dealing with anxiety.

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Resources

 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html

Provides comprehensive information on COVID-19 including statistics on U.S. cases, symptoms, what to do if you're sick or are taking care of someone who is sick, etc.

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) COVID-19 Print Resources in Multiple Languages

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/communication/factsheets.html

Healthcare print resources on COVID-19 available in languages including English, Spanish, French, Haitian Creole, Simplified Chinese, Chinese, Arabic, Dari, Farsi, Vietnamese, Nepali, Korean, Burmese, Russian, Ukranian, Urdu, Swahili, Amharic, Pashto, Somali, and Tigryna.

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Spanish Language web-site

https://espanol.cdc.gov/enes/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Information on COVID-19 symptoms, protecting yourself, tips for older adults, daily life and coping, and cases in the U.S.

 

Coronavirus.gov

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

Concise, easy-to-read information on symptoms of COVID-19, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you're sick.

 

NYC.gov Information on COVID-19

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/covid/covid-19-main.page?utm_source=google&utm_medium=search&utm_campaign=2019ncov

For NYC residents: information on symptoms, prevention, guidance on face masks and social distancing, coping and well-being, and downloadable fact sheet.

 

NYC Well: COVID-19 Digital Mental Health Resources

https://nycwell.cityofnewyork.us/en/covid-19-digital-mental-health-resources/

List of mental health digital resources and apps that are free during COVID-19.

 

World Health Organization (WHO): Q&A on COVID-19

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-coronaviruses

Updated Q& A that provides information on COVID-19 and offers advice for the public.

 

World Health Organization (WHO): Advice for the Public

https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public

Advice for the public including myth-busters and downloadable flyers on protective measures and home care.

 

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Professionals

American Hospital Association - Updates and Resources on COVID-19

https://www.aha.org/2020-01-22-updates-and-resources-novel-coronavirus-2019-cov

 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) - Information for Healthcare Professionals

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/index.html

 

The Lancet Coronavirus Hubhttps://www.thelancet.com/coronavirus

 

National Institutes of Health

https://www.nih.gov/health-information/coronavirus

 

Nature.com

https://www.nature.com/subjects/infection

 

RSS Feed on COVID-19 literature

Lit COVID is a curated list of most recently published scholarly literature on COVID-19. 

 

Follow the link to the Lit COVID website to see more articles: 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/research/coronavirus/ 

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Caregiver Resources

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) - Preparing Caregivers for COVID-19 PDF

https://www.johnahartford.org/images/uploads/resources/AARP_Coronavirus_info_05.pdf

 

Alzheimer's Association - COVID-19 Tips for Dementia Caregivers

https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care

 

American Psychological Association -  Advice for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities

https://www.apa.org/research/action/children-disabilities-covid-19

 

Caregiver Action Network - COVID-19 and Family Caregiving

https://caregiveraction.org/covid-19

 

Johns Hopkins Medicine - Caregiving for the Elderly

https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/health/conditions-and-diseases/coronavirus/coronavirus-caregiving-for-the-elderly