NATIONAL AND LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC provides information on COVID-19 and guidelines for if you contract the virus, as well as information for communities, businesses, schools and other organizations where persons might still gather. Find information about what you can do to help slow the spread of COVID-19 including disinfecting your home and DIY instructions on making and using cloth face masks.
Ohio Department of Health
The Ohio Department of Health provides a COVID-19 Dashboard, educational resources, news updates, information on testing sites and links to the latest information about Gov. DeWine’s stay-at-home order. Find additional links to medical journals for health professionals recommended by the Ohio Department of Health. Resources available in Arabic, Chinese, Somali and Spanish.
Ohioans Protecting Ohioans: Urgent Health Advisory
To help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19, Ohioans are encouraged to follow the Urgent Health Advisory set by the Ohio Department of Health. Find current and past Public Health Orders here.
City of Columbus and Columbus Public Health Department
This site provides information on COVID-19 and health and safety updates from the city. You’ll also find multilingual materials and a comprehensive list of community resources. You can also call 614-645-1519 for answers to COVID-19-related questions.
The Franklin County Public Health Department works closely with the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) and the CDC. Their site provides helpful resources, particularly on testing; a symptom self-checker, description of types of tests, testing locations, and a testing map from ODH.
ADDITIONAL MEDICAL RESEARCH AND TRACKING TOOLS
Columbus Area Hospitals
OhioHealth and OSU Medical Center experts share important information about testing, recognizing symptoms, caring for sick loved ones and translated documents in a variety of languages about COVID-19. Find additional information about patient care and safety.
Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center
Johns Hopkins University medical experts share information about self-quarantining, social distancing and protecting yourself from the coronavirus. John Hopkins also maintains a Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Dashboard that enables you to see in real time the global impact of the pandemic.
LitCovid: The National Institutes of Health and National Library of Medicine’s comprehensive literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the coronavirus. Updated daily.
COVID-19 Projections from IHME: The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine is nationally recognized for its work modeling data related to hospital resource capacity and estimated deaths in relation to current mitigating strategies (social distancing) for the coronavirus pandemic.
These infographics can help you visualize the extent of the pandemic and its impact across the globe.
World Health Organization
The WHO provides current situation reports and advice for the public on the coronavirus. The WHO has also launched a health alert system in Arabic, English, French and Spanish to provide the latest news and information on the coronavirus, including details on symptoms and how people can protect themselves and others, using the WhatsApp.
GET THE LATEST COVID-19 UPDATES ON TWITTER
The Centers for Disease Control shares updates on COVID-19 alerts and health and safety tips.
MedlinePlus, a service from the National Library of Medicine, is a consumer-friendly resource focused on health.
The Ohio Department of Health provides updates from its Twitter account, which is helpful if its website has high traffic.
The World Health Organization tweets about health topics from around the world.