COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources

The Coronavirus Research Database is a collection of journal articles, preprints, conference proceedings, dissertations and more related to COVID-19 and other coronaviruses. It includes comprehensive research background coverage of past pandemics and epidemics, like MERS and SARS, to give researchers and students context around the current global crisis. It will continue to grow and evolve as more is learned about the pandemic. A library card number is needed to access this database. If you do not have a library card, you can apply for an e-card by clicking here

Public Health Orders: Read the public health and executive orders signed by the governor and health director in response to COVID-19.

News Releases & News You Can Use: This page contains a collection of the most recent news releases from Governor Mike DeWine, the Ohio Department of Health and slides used in COVID-19 Daily Briefings by Gov. DeWine and Amy Acton, MD, MPH, Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Also included on this page are a selection of curated news stories about COVID-19.

Ohio Department of Health Coronavirus Information: Call Center: 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634) Find the latest information and resources about COVID-19  including: a Data Dashboard, Public Health Orders and Ohio Governor DeWine Directives, Stay at Home Information,  Resources for Parents and Families, How to Respond, Checklists, Educational Information, and Guidelines for Education and Childcare.

Symptoms of COVID-19: Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure (based on the incubation period of MERS-CoV viruses): Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath. 

Steps to Prevent Illness: Learn best practices for protecting yourself and others. 

What To Do If You Are Sick: If you are sick with COVID-19 or think you might have COVID-19, follow these steps to care for yourself and to help protect other people in your home and community.

Cases in U.S.: This page is updated daily. Numbers close out at 4 p.m. the day before reporting.

World Health OrganizationFor the most current information on the COVID-19 Pandemic worldwide.

COVID-19 Checklists: Checklists to help you protect against COVID-19, including cleaning/disinfecting alternatives, grocery shopping tips, what to do if you are sick, and much more. 

Tips on talking to children about COVID-19Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety.

Personal Protective Equipment: The State is asking residents and businesses who can donate personal protective equipment (PPE), or any other essential service or resource, to please email Together@Governor.Ohio.Gov. For more information, please click here

Unemployment Benefits: Ohioans can apply for unemployment benefits online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at It is also possible to file by phone at 877-644-6562 or TTY at 888- 642-8203, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Employers with questions should email

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