Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Authoritative information on this virus is available from the following sources.

coronavirus.ohio.gov
Updates for Ohio and prevention information from the Ohio Department of Health.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
The CDC, the main U.S. federal agency monitoring and responding to the novel coronavirus outbreak, has created a microsite with frequently updated information for health practitioners, researchers, and the general public. Of particular interest to the public is the Situation Summary, a quick overview with maps of reported coronavirus cases in the United States and globally.

COVID-19-Related Unemployment Benefits
For info and to apply for Coronavirus & Unemployment Insurance Benefits, visit http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouio/CoronavirusAndUI.stm Use the following mass lay-off number to speed processing of your unemployment benefits: 2000180.

MedlinePlus
Intended for the general public, this health encyclopedia and information portal produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine provides background on coronaviruses, along with updated information and links concerning the 2019 novel coronavirus. Users can also search MedlinePlus for links to high-quality health and medical information from other government agencies and trusted third-party organizations.

World Health Organization (WHO)
The WHO, a leading international health agency helping to coordinate the global response to the coronavirus outbreak, offers global news updates and helpful videos, answers common questions (Should I wear a mask to protect myself? How does this virus spread?), and dispels myths (no, gargling with mouthwash won’t protect against the virus).

Science News
This news site published by the nonprofit Society for Science & the Public has created a page dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak, featuring stories by their staff writers.